Coffee Shop Conversations are a unique opportunity within the Journeys Festival International programme of event, to discuss and exchange views with refugee and asylum seeker artists over the domestic ritual of coffee and cake. We want to encourage greater understanding, tolerance and dialogue through these events and take a small step towards tackling the issues of isolation, misconception and alienation.
Come along to listen, discuss and share experiences... as well as enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and cake.
WOMEN REFUGEES: TELLING UNTOLD STORIES
THURS 6 OCT
HOME, 2 TONY WILSON PLACE, FIRST ST, MANCHESTER M15 4FN
How can we share the stories and experiences of female refugees and asylum seekers? We invite Woman of the Year 2016 (Women on the Move Awards) Mariam Ibrahim Yusuf and Rachel Brogan, director of pop-up theatre piece 'Standing in My Own Truth,' to discuss their work as advocates for those who often do not have a voice.
TUES 11 OCT
4PM - 5:30PM
NEXUS, 2 DALE ST, MANCHESTER M1 1JW
How can photography be used to share the refugee experiences? Look Up artist and photographer Jamal Jameel join Dr Jonathon Darling, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at University of Manchester, to talk about the many stories a single photo can tell.
Following the conversation, join us at the National Football Museum for the Look Up Art Walk START 6pm.
As part of the #JourneysFest Manchester Museum Takeover on Satuday 8 October, we will be hosting a discussion at the Museum's Conversation Corner - there's no cake at this one, sorry!
THE VOICE OF CRISIS
SATURDAY 8 OCT
3:15PM - 4:45PM
MANCHESTER MUSEUM, OXFORD RD, MANCHESTER M13 9PL
What impact does language have on our perception of the refugee crisis? Opening with an extract from SBC Theatre's latest production, 'TANJA' join the company and the Rethink Rebuild Society in a discussion about advocacy and attitude.
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