‘Calais Photo Exhibition’ and Asylum Monologues

An event which will share the 'lived experiences' of people migrating accross the borders to seek sanctuary.

Refugee Week 2016
Different Paths, Shared Future

Event : 'Calais Photo Exhibition': A Photography exhibition- Students from the University of Salford will be presenting their experiences of their journey to the refugee camps in Calais known as the 'Jungle' by the people who live there. The exhibition will be available to see all refugee week. There will be photographs of the trip on display in the Reception and on the Concourse (first floor) of the Allerton Building.
Date: Tuesday 21st June 2016
Time: 10-10.30 a.m (Official opening) Photo exhibition available to view all week (21st June- 24th June)
Venue: Official Opening in the Robert Powell Theatre (Frederick Road Campus) on Tuesday 21st June 10-10.30. The photo exhibition will be available to see in the Allerton Building (ground floor and concourse)
With regular media coverage on the migration of people seeking asylum in the U.K. There is much speculation around who is entering our borders and what their living conditions on the borders are like. In 2015 the 'Salford to Calais' Project was developed in response to this crisis by Shareen Denman, a student on the  BA Social Work programme at The university of Salford and a member of community activism group Student Social Work Network (SSWN). Encouraged by Shareen, community members and fellow students and staff at Salford University  were moved to act and respond to the call for aid back in 2014 due to the migration of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict and migrating to the borders of  Calais. http://www.salford.ac.uk/students/news/salford-to-calais. At The Politics of Location Conference in 2015,
http://www.salford.ac.uk/politics-of-location https://storify.com/HFS/the-politics-of-location-tpolconfthe University of Salford's Chancellor Jackie Kay read out a poem which she had written in response to the work of Student Social Work Network (SSWN)  http://staff.salford.ac.uk/newsitem/4994
In February 2016, another trip was organised by SSWN, collaborations from various schools within our University, along with other Universities, members of the teaching and nursing professions, local religious community leaders were invited along with two members of the Social Work Directorate and SHUSU's Migration and Integration Sub Group. Together we travelled with 3 vans of aid to Calais.Once there, we were moved by the plea from members of the 'Jungle' refugee camp, requesting that we share their story...

Photographer: James Monaghan is a student from the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford and has captured images of our trip. These will be on display throughout Refugee Week for people to ponder over and consider the situation which people are fleeing from and then faced with when they reach Calais. We also feel strongly that the images of resilience and community spirit should also be noted, as these communities are 'surviving' whilst waiting for the opportunity to continue with their lives again.Presenting Speakers: Shareen Denman is the inspirational founder of the Salford to Calais project and is a BA Social Work student and Farah Khan and Monica Moschitto are both MA Social Work students both from the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences at The University of Salford all are members of Salford Social Work Network (SSWN). They along with James will officially open the photo exhibition on Tuesday 21st June between 10- 10.30 in the Robert Powell Theatre and share with you their experiences of the journey to the 'Jungle 'in Calais.

Straight after this event we would like you invite you to join us at;

Event 'Asylum Monologues': After the official opening of Photo Exhibition there will be Theatre performance by Ice and Fire recounting the lived expereince of Refugees
Date: Tuesday 21st June 2016
Time: 10.30 - 12.00 Official opening) Photo exhibition (21st June- 24th June)
Venue:  Frederick Road Campus: Robert Powell Theatre
Asylum Monologues: Theatre performance in the Robert Powell Theatre in the Allerton Building (Frederick Rd campus) The British Association of Social Work (BASW) and Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) : (Migration and Mobility sub group)  are pleased to invite you to the Asylum Monologues, a first-hand account of the UK's asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it.  The script is performed by members of Actors for Human Rights, a campaigning project of ice&fire Theatre that aims to give a voice to people affected by contemporary human rights issues.

Speakers: This event has been organised by Kate Plant, a BA Social Work student from the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences. Funded and supported by, the British Association of Social Work (BASW) and SHUSU. Kate will welcome and introduce ice&fire at 10.30am.

Date 21/06/2016 - 24/06/2016
Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue The University of Salford
The Robert Powell Theatre at Frederick Road Campus
M6 6PU
The British Association of Social Work (BASW) and Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) : (Migration and Mobility sub group) from the University of Salford The University of Salford
Category Campaigning or awareness-raising
Price FREE