On Thursday June 27th, we held an Artists Symposium at CCA Glasgow.
The programme was led from the perspective of artists with lived experience of seeking refugee protection, and whose work focuses on migration and identity.
The event was hosted by Zimbabwean writer, poet, musician and performer Tawona Sitholé, who warmed up the crowd and led us expertly through the day.
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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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In Barrhead on 27th June, an event organised by East Renfrewshire Faith Forum, East Renfrewshire Council and Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire followed the map from Syria to Scotland, with locals and New Scots alike tasting cuisine from different regions, sharing stories and being entertained by local musicians.