Webinars & Meetings
In order to share practitioner experience and wisdom more widely, A World of Neighbours will be hosting a monthly Zoomcast, drawing on grassroots practitioners and knowledgeable speakers to explore topics relevant to migration challenges in Europe.
UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS
What Does Moria have to Do with Krakow?
WEDNESDAY, NOV 18 at 16.00 (CET)
Duration: 60 min.
Recording will be posted within a few days.
Devastating fires in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos have further stranded 13,000 refugees. In this webinar we will hear Sonia Nandzik working with ReFOCUS Media Labs, dedicated to equip asylum seekers with modern media skills. Yasir Akbari, student at ReFocus Media Labs together with Peter Kessler, Senior Communications Officer at UNHCR will give first-hand accounts from Lesvos.
We will also hear the story of how two individuals, Karol Wilczyński and Anna Wilczyńska, in Krakow, Poland, have been able to convince the city officials of Krakow to declare readiness to welcome displaced persons from Moria.
Does grassroots efforts hold the key to influencing the direction of Europe in coming to grips with this ongoing humanitarian challenge?
Moderator: Anna Hjälm, Director of the programme Interreligious Praxis for Peace – A World of Neighbours.
Speakers & Moderator
PREVIOUS EVENTS – WATCH RECORDINGS
Backlash: Fear and Hatred in a Time of Covid-19
In times of intense societal stress, those perceived as ‘the other’ – such as foreigners, ethnic minorities, marginalized persons – are often the target of increased fear and even hatred. In this time of Covid-19, such stress is currently expressed in the form of negative narratives, punitive legal and social norms, and humanitarian indifference. What does solidarity look like in the face of such stigmatization and its devastating consequences? (Recorded Oct 27, 2020)