Advocacy

In furtherance of its charitable objectives, RR strives to raise awareness on issues related to refugees and immigrants within the British landscape through work on policy and media. Because of our daily work with Syrian refugees, we serve as a critical source of information on the Syrian conflict for journalists and through our professional relationships with these journalists we work on the framework by which refugee crises, particularly in Syria, are discussed. RR also organises seminars and hosts academic conferences that draw in leading academics and community organisers for discussion and insight on often overlooked aspects of the Syrian conflict and other conflicts in the region.
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Talk: What is it Like to Be a Cartoonist From the Middle East?

Full house on the evening of Monday 4 November 2019 at Manchester Central Library to hear from the brilliant Saad Hajo on "What it's Like to be a Cartoonist from the Middle East". It was an amazing event .So much food for though!

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Cooking Workshop: Syrian Mezze: a Platter for Many

On Monday 4 November 2019 we had our first cooking workshop as part of Celebrating Syria Festival 2019. At this hands-on workshop, attendees learnt how to make a platter of mixed mezze so they can impress their guest. It was homely, calm & relaxed atmosphere and participants truly enjoyed this fantastic experience.

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Film Screening: Still Recording (With Q&A on Skype)

On Sunday 3 November, we had our first film-screening: Still Recording as part of Celebrating Syria Festival 2019 at NIAMOS Manchester. The screening highlights the experience of Saeed, who teaches young people the rules of filmmaking amidst reality that is far too harsh to respect any rule.

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Workshop: Urbanism as Culture: What Do Destruction and Reconstruction Mean in Syria?

On Sunday 3 November 2019 we held a fascinating & highly informative discussion on destruction and reconstruction in the Syrian context at our centre. The event explored the multi-dimensional nature of Syria’s built environment from a community perspective and attempted to re-frame or re-construct the urban sphere as a cultural phenomenon.

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