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Seeing Things: Lecture on Refugees, Cultural Exchange, and Languages and the Arts

20th June, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WHAT: Inaugural Lecture from the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts

WHEN: Tuesday, 20th of June at 5.30pm

WHERE TO MEET: Hillhead Subway station, at 5.30pm

WHO WITH: Nicola

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US: This lecture is being given by the brilliant Professor Alison Phipps OBE, PhD, BA (Hons), FRSE, FRSA, FAcSS. She is the first person ever to hold the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and The Arts, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn about some of the issues facing refugees in Scotland at the moment. The lecture will focus on the role language and arts play in societal integration by refugees, and the creative processes that take place in encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds. It will also involve the work of two artists in residence with the UNESCO Chair, Gameli Tordzro and Tawona Sithole.

Please note that this lecture will be filmed.

The main aim of the UNESCO Chair is to look at how the integration of refugees into new communities can be promoted through languages and the arts. Some of the research projects the chair will look at include ethnic inequality and identity in the UK since the Second World War; lesbian, gay and bisexual migrants in Scotland; and a training model for effective interpreting in healthcare settings.

As always, you are very welcome to join us for a cup of tea on us and a chat after the event.


This trip is for women only and is free to attend. Please email Emily if you would like to attend: emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk. Alternatively, you can call us on 0141 550 2267.  All tickets are now fully booked, but if you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please email Emily: emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk, or call the library on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.


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