DCU Refugee Week 2019

Events taking place across all three DCU Campuses
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DCU Refugee Week 2019

Dublin City University's Refugee Week 2019 runs from Monday 28th January to Friday 1st February and aims to promote social inclusion throughout the University and raise awareness of the challenges facing people living in direct provision.

Current issues and challenges of those living in direct provision centres will be highlighted at a launch event taking place on Monday 28th of January in the U, with an important contribution from University of Sanctuary scholarship recipient Shepherd Machaya - a second year student who is currently living in direct provision.

A variety of cultural and sporting activities have been planned throughout all three DCU campuses, including:

  • Five-a-side soccer tournament between DCU Soccer Club and Syrian refugees - Tuesday @ 2pm

  • Launch of 'Asylum Narratives' special issue of the Journal Studies in Arts and Humanities, Wednesday 6pm Taylor's Hall, Dublin 8 based on colloquium hosted by DCU's University of Sanctuary in 2017.

  • Movie Night: Ai Wei Wei's Human Flow - Thursday @6pm

  • DCU University of Sanctuary annual lecture, in association with IbBy Ireland, on the Silent Book project will take place on Friday evening in the Seamus Heaney Theatre, DCU St. Patrick’s Campus.

  • Syrian architects' Art and Design exhibition, showcasing the work of graduate Syrian architects from Aleppo who completed their studies through the war. It takes place prior to the Silent Book keynote lecture on Friday at 5.30pm at the same venue.