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Gholam: Film Screening & Dicussion

On Wed 13 January 2022, RR hosted a film screening and discussion about the movie Gholam. The movie is about an Iranian exile (Gholam) in London who is haunted by his past, gets involved in the conflicts of a total stranger and has to see it through until the end, in this mesmerising slow-burn thriller.

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"COVID is Still Here" Campaign

Rethink Rebuild Society successfully completed a 2-month campaign that aligns with the GMCVO campaign: “Safely Living with COVID-19”. During that campaign we posted tens of posts and materials on social media in Arabic to remind people across Greater Manchester that COVID is still here.

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Charity Bazaar 4 Iqraa School

Between 9th and 11th December, RR was delighted to host a charity Bazaar in support of Iqraa School. Members from the local community in Manchester generously donated items that were sold at the bazaar.
The bazaar attracted a good turnout and was a good opportunity to reconnect and socialise with our lovely friends and visitors.

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TED Talks: How Cognitive Surplus Will Change the World?

In partnership with Culture Entanglement, Rethink Rebuild Society hosted two community discussions in Arabic about TED Talks. On Sunday 28th November, Dr Nada Albunni talked about the idea behind TED Talks and how important it is for the Arab communities to get involved in this project which is a good way to learn about key issues being discussed in world nowadays.

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Talk at Altrincham School for Boys

On Mon 29 Nov 2021, our manager, Dr Haytham Alhamwi was invited by the Islamic Society at Altringham School to talk about Syria and the plight of refugees. During the talk, Dr Alhamwi highlighted the work that RR does to help Syrians and other refugees to rebuild their lives and integrate with their surroundings.

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Community research: Belonging in neighbourhoods for dispersed communities

On Thursday, 11 Nov 2021, Dr Moaz El Sayed, our Research & Advocacy Officer was invited by Ambition for Ageing to a seminar called: Community research: Belonging in neighbourhoods for dispersed communities’. Dr El Sayed spoke about some points related to conducting research reflecting on our experience in conducting research with elderly refugees.

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