Goldsmiths contributes to ‘Refugee Awareness Week’


Refugee Awareness Week is continuing at Goldsmiths, University of London this week, hosted by English Pen, other societies and staff.

The aim is to raise awareness about refugees and urge students to understand the sometimes hostile attitudes which refugees encounter.

English Pen is a charity backed by the Arts Council, which has a branch at Goldsmiths.

Sae Bosco, President of Goldsmiths English Pen, said: “We want to create a safer space for discussion and to combat stereotypes in the ongoing refugee crisis.”

Tuesday saw a screening of the documentary, ‘Calais Children’, directed by Sue Clayton which focuses on the struggle of unaccompanied refugee minors in their attempts to cross the English Channel.

Still to come this week: 

February 7, Richard Hoggart Building 342, 18:00: Talk and Q&A on climate change and migration

February 8, New Cross House 18:00: Exhibition and open mic

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