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3:00 PM, 03 Feb 2020 - 5:00 PM, 03 Feb 2020, CACSSS Seminar Room

Building Sanctuary : Building Connections

Building Sanctuary Building Connections


A seminar hosted by University of Sanctuary Working Group, UCC


Keynote Speakers: Natasha Maimba and Minahil Sarfraz – RTE Leaving Limbo Documentary (Youth Ambassadors for Unicef Ireland)


3rd Feb 3-5pm


CACSSS Seminar Room


Natasha Maimba and Minahil Sarfraz have recently featured in a documentary, which was broadcast on RTE, reflecting their lives and friendship in Direct Provision, their experience of the education system in Ireland and their inspirational work as youth ambassadors for Unicef Ireland.


This seminar will also serve as an interactive space linking students from UCC, the Memorial University Newfoundland, Canada and the University of Veracruz (UV), Mexico. The event will involve knowledge sharing of the on-going work within all universities highlighting how universities are promoting the participation of refugees and asylum seekers and excluded indigenous communities in higher education. 



This event is a free event but will operate on a first come first serve basis.

Event Organiser: Claire Dorrity, School of Applied Social Studies and University of Sanctuary Working Group Committee member, UCC & Fáilte Refugees UCC

The event will also showcase the work undertaken in UCC by Failte Refugees (Guest Speaker: Mair Kelly, Chairperson of Failte Regugee Society, UCC), The Better Together Project (Guest Speaker: Student Vera Stojanovic) Ceangal, formed under the University College Cork, Enactus society (Speaker TBC).

Free event, no registration needed, first-come-first served basis. Organised by Claire Dorrity, School of Applied Social Studies /Fáilte Refuges UCC

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