Under the Jasmine Tree

On Thursday 27th June, Maryhill Integration Network, Media Co-Op, St Fillans Primary School, teachers Monica Cohen and Saffanna Aljbawi and MIN Development Officer Pinar held the launch of a new animated film based on Saffanna’s poem “Under the Jasmine Tree” at St Fillans.

The film, animated by children attending St Fillans Primary School Migration After-School Club, received widespread media coverage, and is a powerful, moving film about escaping from Syria to Glasgow.

Read the poem, or watch the film here:

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Glasgow Disability Alliance Event for #RefugeeFestScot

On Thursday 27th June, Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) held a taster workshop for asylum seekers or refugees who identify as disabled or have a long-term condition. People were invited to learn more about the disabled people’s movement and try out a variety of creative, fun, accessible activities.

Images by volunteer photographer John Lanigan

Refugee Tales at Glasgow Women’s Library

On 27th June, a solidarity walk with those who have experienced indefinite detention left Kelvindale train station, and marched to Glasgow Women’s Library. This was followed by a “Refugee Tales” event at the Women’s Library – wherein a video recording of ‘The Smuggled Person’s Tale’ as told to Jackie Kay, read by actor Nima Teleghani, was played, followed by a reading and discussion with Sameena Zehra.

Images by volunteer photographer Parisa Baramakeh.