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Alongside ongoing work exploring the integration of refugees in Yorkshire and the Humber the School of Human and Health Sciences (University of Huddersfield) and Migration Yorkshire invite you to a very different way of understanding and thinking about refugee integration in the UK through Legislative Theatre.
We are assembling an audience that will represent a variety of sectors, experiences and characteristics to be part of a special performance of Legislative Theatre which will address refugee integration strategies. Legislative Theatre brings community members, advocates, and policymakers together into creative dialogue about the rules and laws that affect communities facing oppression. Katy Rubin, the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed in New York, has been working in the region with a number of refugee actors to help connect real-world experiences to policy making.
It is well known that the social, economic and cultural integration of refugees is a multidimensional process in which individuals, statutory institutions, voluntary and community groups and all of social all have a role. However, it is also known that achieving and enacting integration can be complex, challenging and, in some cases, misunderstood. All too often to focus is on the newcomer to change without adequate understanding of the daily lives people lead in the UK.
At the region’s inaugural Legislative Theatre event, you will watch original plays based on the actors’ lived experiences of challenges as refugees in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Members of the audience can then volunteer to act onstage alongside the actors to offer alternative responses to these systemic problems on an individual, institutional, or policy level. The audience will then submit ideas to specially selected key representatives across the policy sphere within Yorkshire and Humber, and then vote on which ideas should be taken forward and acted on.
The event will be engaging, powerful and fun. It will make all who attend question what they think they know, what they do and how we can all contribute to change in some way. The event is free to attend, refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to share amongst your networks.
If you have any questions about the event please contact ; Professor Philip Brown, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS Professor of Housing and Communities
Kirklees continues to be a welcoming community, understanding and building on the benefits migration brings. Working together we want ensure that those who are vulnerable/seeking sanctuary can access the support that is available to them and importantly from our partners in the voluntary and faith sector.
We are inviting staff and volunteers from across Kirklees to attend two learning sessions: Kirklees Welcomes briefing session and an Introduction to Migration.
Kirklees Welcomes – briefing sessions
The aim of this sessions is to inform attendees about what support is available for new arrivals in Kirklees.
Outcomes: • Learn more about the #KW programme • Learn something new about the work going on across Kirklees • Get chance to meet the fantastic Kirklees Welcomes team!
North Kirklees Friday 20 March, 1pm – 4:30pm, Dewsbury Library. Full address – Dewsbury library, Railway Street, Dewsbury, WF12 8EQ Book your place via Eventbrite. Password = kw2020
South Kirklees Thursday 23 April, 10am – 1:30pm, The Mission, Huddersfield. Full address – The Mission, Huddersfield, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA. Book your place via Eventbrite. Password = #KW3
Introduction to Migration (in collaboration with Migration Yorkshire)
The aim of this session is to provide attendees with in-depth information and awareness about the journey and experiences of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.
Outcomes: • Understand the patterns of migration in Kirklees and Yorkshire • Understand some of the issues and challenges that can affect migrants • Learn about successful migrants and the benefit the brought to the country
North Kirklees Thursday 26 March, 09:30am – 1pm, Howlands Centre. Full address – Howlands Centre, School Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1LD. Book your place via Eventbrite. Password = #KW2
South Kirklees Thursday 30 April, 10am – 1:30pm, The Mission, Huddersfield. Full address – The Mission, Huddersfield, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA. Book your place via Eventbrite. Password = #KW3
Kirklees Council & Victim Support run 4 drop in sessions for all people affected/harmed by crime and/or anti-social behaviour. We have 2 in North Kirklees and 2 in South Kirklees. No appointment is necessary, just drop in and bespoke support and advice can be accessed.
Looking for the right career can often be time-consuming and frustrating. The Huddersfield Careers Fair will offer candidates from all backgrounds, experience and education level the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers, all in one place.