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Refugee Week 2021

UCC Refugee Week 2021

The University of Sanctuary Working Group (USWG) welcomes you to UCC Refugee Week 2021!  We will be filling this page with event information as it is confirmed so we hope you stay tuned.

Refugee Week 2021 will take place from the 22nd to the 27th February 2021.

Live events 

Day Date Time Title Presenters Organisers Platform
Mon 22nd 6 p.m. How to make the perfect cup of tea   Fáilte Refugees & Ceangal Enactus TBC
Tues 23rd 7 p.m. Children in Direct Provision (panel discussion) Representatives from Every Child Is Your Child and NASC Fáilte Refugees UCC & UCC Paediatric Sub-Society Zoom
Wed 24th 12-12:45 p.m. Introduction to Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network UCC Dr Angela Flynn USWG Zoom
Wed 24th 1-2 p.m. A Conversation on the Refugee Determination Process and the Recommendations in the Day Report Victoria Oluwatobi Isa Daniel & Ruth Kelliher / Fiona Hurley & Nick Henderson LLM students, UCC School of Law Zoom
Wed  24th 4-5:30 p.m. Launch of the Small Business Journal Special Issue on Refugee Entrepreneurship Sameeksha Desai (Indiana University), Wim Naudé (UCC) and Nora Stel (Radboud University) - Launch Professor Wim Naudé Zoom
Wed 24th 5 p.m. Art in Action (webinar) Eileen Hogan, Raphael Olympio, Fionnuala O'Connell Fáilte Refugees and the Glucksman Eventbrite
Thur 25th  9:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. Disaster Law Yearbook Launch - Yearbook of International Disaster Law 2020 Speakers invited by American Society of International Law and Jean Monnet Project Access faciliated by Dr Dug Cubie, USWG Teams
Thur 25th 12:30-2:30 p.m. Building Bridges: Building Agency Dr Naomi Masheti, Cork Migrant Centre; Dina Vyapuri, Purplunicorn; Roos Demol, Recruit Refugees Ireland Dr Claire Dorrity, Dr Piaras  Ma Éinrí Teams 
Thur 25th 3 p.m. 'The Future' by Helena Tornero Final Year & MA students from Theatre and Performative Practices Dr Fionn Woodhouse Zoom
Thur 25th 4-5:15 p.m. Migration Narratives - a critical exploration Kilian Kleinschmidt, former UN Diplomat and CEO Switxboard Dr Claire Dorrity, ISS21 & USWG Teams 
Thur 25th 5:30 p.m. Direct Provision: Asylum, the Academy and Activism (book launch) Dr Jacqui O'Riordan, Mike Fitzgibbon Dr Jacqui O'Riordan & Mike Fitzgibbon, USWG Zoom 
Thur 25th 6 p.m.

Discussion on Direct Provision

Ceangal Enactus, UCC Law Society and guests Ceangal Enactus & UCC Law Society Teams 
Thur 25th 7 p.m.


CHarity Bingo in aid of supporting Trans people in Direct Provision  UCC Fáilte Refugees Society and UCC LGBTQ Society Zoom
Fri 26th 3 p.m.

Migrant Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean: Humanitarian Response & Resilience Building by Irish NGO GOAL

Bernard McCaul, Deputy Director Programme Innovation and LAC Regional Director and Marcelo González, LAC Roving Technical Advisor for Disaster Risk Reduction, GOAL Global Dr Claire Dorrity, Cliona Maher (LAWRG) Teams 
Sat 27th 2-4 p.m. Fáilte Refugees UCC Annual Conference Speakers include Naomi Mashetti from Cork Migrant Centre, Izzeddeen Alkarajeh, CEO of Izz Café and poet Parwana Amiri FáilteRefugeesUCC Zoom


Available all week are:

Interview with UCC student, Raphael Olympio by Dr Gertude Cotter, USWG ... listen here ...

Interview with IMMERSE partners in Greece by Dr Jacqui O'Riordan



Art in Actiona collaboration between UCC Fáilte Refugees Society and the Glucksman

More details and event links will follow in due course, and you can follow us on social media as UCC student, Mair Kelly, member of the University of Sanctuary Working Group takes over the airways on Twitter and Instagram.


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