Refugee Week 2024

Here is the event listing for Refugee Week 2024 (Feb 19-24).  Unless stated otherwise, events are in-person.  If you would like an online option for any event, please contact Anne-Marie at

Refugee Week 2024 Schedule of Events

Date Time Location Event (short) Full title Speaker/s Type In conjunction with:
All week All day The Hub Atrium Art Exhibition     Creative Fáilte Refugees (student society)
All week (from Tues) All day The Glucksman Truth Be Told Truth Be Told: A Creative Agency exhibition that explores messaging, media and visual storytelling   Creative The Glucksman
Monday 19th All day WGB Travelling Map       Fáilte Refugees
Monday 19th 12:00-13:15 ORB255 Racism and the Rise of the Far Right Racism and the rise of the far right – historical and international perspectives  Drs Piaras MacÉinri and Amin Sharifi Isaloo, UCC Talk ISS21 Migration & Integration Research Cluster
Monday 19th 14:00-15:00 Boole Library Seminar Room Scholars at Risk and HEIs

The work of SAR and the role of member universities like UCC

Dr Sarah Field, Prog. Officer, SAR Europe Talk SAR Ireland/UCC Network
Monday 19th 18:30-20:30 Boole 2 Born in Gaza Born in Gaza + short additional Al Jazeera Documentary for recent context   Film Screening Fáilte Refugees
Tuesday 20th All day BHSC Travelling Map     Informative  Fáilte Refugees
Tuesday 20th 11:00-12:00 Áras na Laoi G02 Facilitating Integration Facilitating Community Integration: The Sanctuary Runners Experience Graham Clifford of Sanctuary Runners Talk Sanctuary Runners
Tuesday 20th 13:00-14:00 Mardyke Track Sanctuary Run Join us for a lunchtime run with UCC Staff AC   Social/Outdoor/Sport UCC Staff Athletics Club & Sanctuary Runners
Tuesday 20th 18:00-20:00 Film Screening Room/Auditorium (Kane Basement B10.b) Human Flow Human Flow - a film by Ai Weiwei   Film School of Film, Music and Theatre
Tuesday 20th 19:00-20:30 Franciscan Well Quiz Night     Social Fáilte Refugees, UCC MSF Soc, UCC Mountaineeing Soc, UCC EWB Soc, UCC Comedy Soc
Wednesday 21st All day The Hub Travelling Map     Informative  Fáilte Refugees
Wednesday 21st 11:00-14:00 The Marquee @ The Hub Pop-up International Café     Social/Informational Fáilte Refugees with Slavic, Islamic, Jewish, and Europa societies
Wednesday 21st 11:00-12:00 WGB G14 Researching Child Trafficking Raising Awareness of Child Trafficking & Exploring Potential Research Collaborations J.P. O'Sullivan, MECPATHS  Talk MECPATHS, ISS21 Poverties, Social Justice & Inequalities Cluster and the IHRG in Med & Health
Wednesday 21st 13:00-14:00 WGB 226 Refugee and migrant children in schools Supporting the integration and inclusion of refugee and migrant children in schools: evidence and practice Dr Shirley Martin with reps from Millstreet Community School and Blarney street NS.  Report Findings Presentation & Experiences of Champion Schools ISS21 IMMERSE / Schools of Sanctuary
Wednesday 21st 14:00-15:00 WGB 226 Language as experienced as a migrant Translating ethnographic writing on migrants and outreach work with refugees for mixed audiences Dr J.C. Macarie & Roos Demol  Conversation ISS21 Precnights & International Community Dynamics
Wednesday 21st 15:00-16:00 WGB 226 Education Pathways and the EU Passworld Project Building Education Pathways for Refugee Students: UCC’s Experience (OBD) Ruth Hally, UCC and Tessa Cornally, NascInformation/Discussion Presentation/Discussion Nasc
Thursday 22nd All day North Mall Campus Travelling Map       Fáilte Refugees
Thursday 22nd 10:00-11:30 Dora Allman Room (Hub) Open Book Day From global to local - refugees and education   Seminar/Talk/Discussion UNHCR & Schools of Sanctuary
Thursday 22nd 12:00-13:30 Dora Allman Room (Hub) Forced migration, health and dignity  European Union governance of forced migration: Impacts on Health and Dignity Dr Apostolos VeizisINTERSOS Hellas  Talk ISS21/ Applied Social Studies
Thursday 22nd N/A The Glucksman Art in the Classroom School Tours/Art in the Classroom (OBD)    Educational/Creative The Glucksman & Schools of Sanctuary
Thursday 22nd 15:00-16:00 The Shtepps (Hub) Depositions Poetry  A reading by Anton Floyd Deposition (OBD) Anton Floyd  Poetry/Talk ISS21/Collective Social Futures
Thursday 22nd 18:30-20:30 Aula Maxima Bridges over Borders Bridges over Borders: Annual Fáilte Refugees Conference   Conference Fáilte Refugees
Friday 23rd 10:00-11:00 The Shtepps (Hub) Reflections Refugee Week Reflective Space   Guided, quiet reflection The Chaplaincy
Friday 23rd 13:00-14:00 Áras na Laoi Common Room Coffee and Chat Coffee and Chat    Social LGBT+ Staff Network / Race Equality Network
Friday 23rd 18:00-20:00 Aula Maxima A Very Open Mic Night Open Mic Night with Olympio and Cork Migrant Centre Everyone! :-) Artistic/Creative/Social Cork Migrant Centre/UCC Dept. Music/UCC Societies Office
Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th (TBC) TBC Fountainstown Brr! :-) Sanctuary Swim   Social/Outdoor/Sport Sanctuary Runners


Abbreviation Building
BHSC Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road
ORB O'Rahilly Building, UCC Main Campus
WGB Western Gateway Building, Western Road

Linked events

Outside of UCC Refugee Week, events have been running either directly or indirectly linked to refugee matters:

Tuesday, February 13, a Praxis-coordinated anti-racism workshop was run entitled Embracing Identity: Navigating Racism, Stigma, and Equity. For more information click here.  This workshop was run with financial assistance from the University of Sanctuary Working Group.

Thursday, February 15, Drs Samantha Morgan-William, School of Law and Vittorio Bufacchi, School of Philosophy, held an open debate Understanding Genocide: A Conversation betweren Philosophy and Law.  They also published an article in the Irish Examiner, entitled We must first understand genocide to determine if it is happening.

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