Refugee Week – Launch Event

20th Jun 2023 5:30pm - 8pm

Greenwich Campus

Stockwell Street Building Greenwich Campus, 10 Stockwell St, London SE10 9BD

Join us at the University of Greenwich for a powerful Refugee Week launch event! A range of inspiring speakers, and a special performance by Displaced and settled Ukrainian singers supported by the Royal Opera House


5.30 Refreshments and Networking

Stockwell Street 11_0004 (LT)      

6pm Start

Keynote Speaker: Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi MBE

Former refugee who fled Afghanistan with his family, now campaigning for refugee rights in Europe and his home country. Founder of the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association and the European Campaign for Human Rights in Afghanistan.

Podcast Project presented by Dr Elena Vacchelli, associate professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Research interests include migration, diversity, gender, and social inequality. Extensive experience in researching diversity and gender in the UK and Europe.

Priya-Rose Rodriguez, Greenwich alumna, provides valuable insights into the complexities and impact of migration on a global scale with her presentation "Migration: A Global Perspective."

Tania Sophie from Greenwich Borough of Sanctuary and Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network presents "Sanctuary and the Hostile Environment."

Intergenerational view on forced migration with a Greenwich Alumna and Hannah Warsame, sharing perspectives on Palestine and Somalia.

Lada Kasynets, Ukrainian dancer and choreographer, introduces the workshop "Assertiveness through Dance."

Anuj Baral, President of the Greenwich Students' Union, talks about the STAR Network at the University of Greenwich.

Moses Seitler, Youth Advocacy Manager of Refugee Education UK, introduces their organization and their work with Greenwich.

Crowdfunding for refugee students at Greenwich: Presentation of Crowdfunding Page and Refugee Campaign Launch at Greenwich

Stockwell Street Foyer

7pm - Drinks and Networking: Opportunity to network while the Choir prepares for their performance.

Stockwell Street 11_0003 (LT)      

7.20pm - Songs for Ukraine: Displaced and settled Ukrainian singers supported by the Royal Opera House, showcasing Ukrainian choral music and discussing the benefits of art programs for displaced communities.

7.50pm - Conclusion of the launch event, working towards a more inclusive and compassionate society. Thanking the audience and participants for being part of this inspiring evening. #RefugeeWeek #UnityInDiversity