DMLL presents U, We and Refugees: Film Screening - Beneath the Blindfold

Event Date(s): 27/06/2017

Location: UWI St. Augustine, Centre for Language Learning

In commemoration of World Refugee Day (bold words are hyperlinked) on June 20, the Faculty of Humanities and Education (FHE) Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (DMLL) presents the U, We and Refugees project – a week of commemorative public activities to highlight the plight, resilience and struggles of refugees.

The week ends in commemoration of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (bold words are hyperlinked) with the film screening of Beneath the Blindfold  from 6 to 7.30pm. 

For more information about other U, We and Refugees events, please click here

About U, We and Refugees Project

The Caribbean is facing a growing influx of refugees with Belize and Trinidad and Tobago in particular being the most refugee receiving countries in the English speaking Caribbean. Current records show that over 620 asylum seekers and refugees in Trinidad and Tobago, compared with only 20 persons in 2013. In this context the department of Modern Languages and Linguistics of The UWI and the Office of Community Engagement have undertaken a partnership with the Living Water Community and the Humanitarian Association of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (HARTT) for the integration of refugees through a project in Teaching English for Refugees.



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