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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Workshop: Maps for Syria: How Can We Use Open-source Maps to Save Property Right?

On Sunday 3 November 2019 we had a mapathon with Maps for Syria at our centre in Longisght Manchester. The event offered participants the opportunity to see the house they left behind in Syria & document their right to it.

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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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Workshop: In Your Own Image: Play with Clay

On Sunday 3 November 2019, the Centre for International Women Artists (CIWA) hosted the workshop entitled: “In your Own Image: Play with Clay” as part of Celebrating Syria Festival 2019. People were truly entertained as they get their hand dirty and joined experts to make a 3D self-portrait and other sculptures from clay.

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Aleppo - Brest, in Manchester: Fawaz Baker Ensemble

A truly unique evening and the perfect opening to our Celebrating Syria Festival 2019 took place at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation on Saturday 2 November 2019. Fawaz Baker Ensemble took us to a special place as they performed Arabic, Syriac, Armenian Turkish and Kurdish tunes that have been passed from one generation to the next.

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Syrian Traditional Music: a Talk by Prof Hassan Abbas

We had the first talk: “Syrian Traditional Music” as part of Celebrating Syria Festival at the Anthony Burgess Foundation on Saturday 2 November 2019. Professor Hassan Abbas, who travelled from Lebanon to the UK to deliver his talk, shed light of the abundance of the intangible cultural heritage displayed through different forms of Syrian traditional music.

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