The Unique Issues Facing Women Refugees in the UK. Followed by a performance of My Hazara People and a reception of food made by the Refugee Resource Women’s Group.
The event is free-to-the-public panel discussion organised by Janet Royall, Baroness of Blaisdon (principal of Somerville College) and Cayenna Ponchione (Junior Research Fellow Somerville, Associate Conductor OSJ), which will include speakers Councillor Peymana Assad (Harrow), Fatou Ceesay (Women’s Services Co-ordinator at Refugee Resource in Oxford), Councillor Shaista Aziz (Oxford) and Catherine Briddick (Refugee Study Centre, University of Oxford). Janet Royall will chair the session and there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
OSJ has a partnership with the Oxford Spires Academy (OSA) and we are commissioning several new works based on the texts written by young refugees who are part of Kate Clanchy’s poetry programme for ESOL students there. The first piece to have been completed is a setting of a text My Hazara People of recent OSA graduate, Shukria Reazei, by composer Sadie Harrison.
The panel discussion will be followed by the preview performance of My Hazara People set for voice and piano and performed by Charlotte Tetley and Graeme Bailey. Following the performance there will be food made by the women from the Women’s Group at Refugee Resource.
Entry is free – please register in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org, but we expect there to be space available on the day.