DMLL presents U, We and Refugees: Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion and Film Screening: Warehoused

Event Date(s): 23/06/2017

Location: UWI St. Augustine, Centre for Language Learning (CLL)

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 updated schedule is as follows:  

June 23:

  • 5 to 6.30pm | Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion under the theme, Contexts, Displacement and the Refugee Dynamic. This event takes place at Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium (see featured panels below)
  • 6.30 to 8.30pm |  Film Screening of Warehoused – This event takes place fromat the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium.

Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion Featured Panels

Panel 1 | Moderator: Jason Nathu

  • Transdisciplinarity of Refugee Studies/Civil Society Participation | Dr. Annita Montoute (video presentation in absentia)
  • Refugee Protection: Realities and Responsibilities | Ruben Barbado, UNHCR Representative
  • National Security and Forced Migration | Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews, Chief Immigration Officer (Ag.)

Panel 2 | Moderator: Rochelle Nakhid, Coordinator, Living Water Community

  • Dialogues with Refugees Anna Levi
  • Homelessness, Displacement and the Refugee Experience | Dr. Priya Kissoon
  • Forced Migration and its Impact on Communities | Dr Cheryl-Ann Boodram

June 27:

  • 6 to 7.30pm | Film Screening of Beneath the Blindfold. This event takes place at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) in commemoration of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (bold words are hyperlinked). To view the events page, 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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