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Refugee Week - The Transformative Power of Writing

Thu 11 Jun, 2020

To celebrate Refugee Week the writer, Eve Makis, explores how grassroots projects can empower and bring about lasting social change for migrant woman.

Listen to Pamoja Women Together, a group of refugee, asylum-seeking and irregular migrant women from a wide range of countries and have made Nottingham their home. And hear about a cultural outreach programme that helped them produce the first anthology of writing by refugee women, entitled The World is for Everyone.

Eve Makis writes novels and screenplays. She currently writer in residence at NTU’s Postcolonial Studies Centre.

Click here to listen and view the full programme of Refugee Week activities here. From online 'yoga in the garden' courtesy of Bahia Yoga, to an online life-writing class; an online singing event for mums and children with YANA community to a day of wonderful virtual treats including online cookery courtesy of Refugee Roots.

Specially designed for Nottingham Refugee Week as a collaboration between City Arts, Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham Community Cohesion Team, 600 Imagine Activity Packs complete with lots of art and craft goodies, have been distributed to families across the city - including via NEST, NAT, Red Cross, PAMOJA and Refugee Roots. You can download one of these wonderful packs to have a go at the activities yourself here.


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