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As part of Refugee Week, we held an event with our friends at Newington Green Meeting House, complementing their exhibition, ‘Hidden Voices of Hackney’, which explored the experiences of Turkish and Kurdish migrant women working in the garment trade.

The evening began with Yannick Oho Bambe’s thought-provoking film ‘When Humanity Knocked on Our Doors’ about the experience of refugees in Calais and the community that lived at the “Calais Jungle” which was followed by Q&A with Yannick.

Our Research and Content Lead, Nadia Joseph then moderated an intergenerational conversation between guests from a number of Europe’s refugee and diasporic communities; including Anna-Zohra Tikly and her son Ishmael (Anna-Zohra’s father came to London from South Africa), Teodora Kosanović from former Yugoslavia and Fernanda Milan from Guatemala (who joined us from Denmark via zoom). Together, we explored what it means to be a refugee and to what extent the term impacts the lives of second and third generations. Themes of exile, belonging and notions of home were explored by the panellists and the audience.

More detail about this event can be viewed on our blog pages


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