All posts tagged with ‘asylum seekers’
- June 1st, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: action, asylum seekers, democracy, events, human rights, refugees
: Categories africa, citizenship, commonwealth, community, curriculum areas, europe, international, social studies, sustainable development
- Spirit of survival and the individual – the determination needed to flee persecution and rebuild your life
- Community spirit – the connections between refugees and local communities
- Scotland’s spirit – the cultural diversity of Scotland today
Refugee Week is all about having fun, broadening horizons and breaking down barriers. Every June the week long UK-wide festival of arts, cultural and educational events celebrates contributions refugees have made to the UK, and promotes understanding about why people seek sanctuary.More
- May 26th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: asylum seekers, refugees
: Categories citizenship, international
Refugee Week in Scotland takes place from 20th to 26th June 2011, with the Scottish Refugee Council taking the leading role in coordinating and promoting events and debate. There will be face-to-face meetings, workshops, exhibitions and a mini film festival showing videos made by/about refugee and asylum seekers living in Scotland. The richness of the contribution made in Scottish society by refugees and asylum seeker groups is a conspicuous theme. Organisations which are putting on events can add their details to a database to alert people to the opportunities.
Many parts of Scotland now have significant numbers of ‘new Scots’ living in the community, having come to Scotland for a variety of reasons, and schools often utilise this people resource to enhance their teaching about Global Citizenship; for example, by having parents work with teachers to have African dance or music in the classroom.
Additional support for educators to address Refugee Week is provided by a variety of organisations. Here’s a few examples:
Glasgow Film Theatre is running a special screening of ‘Persepolis’, an animated movie about an Iranian exile, accompanied by new short films made by young refugees.
British Red Cross has published video diaries produced by young refugees.
Christian Aid has a resource for teachers and youth leaders about Refugees.
‘Teachers TV’ is no longer broadcasting but an archive of their educational documentary programmes is now online at the Teachers Media service. There are many videos relating to Global Citizenship education, including several programmes about refugees living and being educated in Britain.More