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Counterpoints Arts

Wednesday 16 June 2021

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm








Campaigning or awareness-raising

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Storytelling is a powerful tool that can allows  us take a walk in someone else’s shoes and help us understand that there is more that unites us than divide us. Telling the stories of people from refugee background is vital to improve the understanding of their experiences, change the narrative and eventually mobilise action in support of those seeking sanctuary. Social media and digital platforms have opened up new channels  through which the voices of refugees can be amplified, but representation often swings between portrayals of refugees as a threat or as hopeless,  helpless victims. Empowering refugees to tell their own stories is crucial in changing  that narrative.

What makes storytelling ethical and effective, and how can we contribute to a fair and balanced representation of refugees and displaced people? To find out more, join the event with award-winning photographer Robin Hammond organised in partnership by the International Organization for Migration (IOM UK)IMIX and Witness Change, on Wednesday 16th June, 3-4pm, as part of this year’s Refugee Week festival.