Crescent Arts Centre, University Road
16th March: 6.00pm – 7.30pm (doors 5.45pm)
What does it mean to welcome new people into a community?
This Open University panel event sheds light on some of the challenges that migrants and refugees face, including their crossing, when they arrive to already established communities – in Europe and Northern Ireland specifically. This event will begin with a screening of The Crossing – An Erica Starling Production for True North BBC One NI. There will then be the chance to put your question to a panel of academics and practitioners on how the host society can take responsibility for facilitating migrants’ and refugees’ settlement and protection.
Chair: Professor Simon Lee, Professor of Law, The Open University and Emeritus Professor of Jurisprudence, Queen’s University Belfast
Panel members: Dr Neil Graffin, Lecturer in International Law, The Open University; Dr Sara de Jong, Research Fellow, Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area, The Open University; Justin Kouame, Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers (NICRAS); Jude Bennett, Co-Founder and CEO of Refugee Rescue.