Imagine having to run for your life. You and your family must gather your things and flee a war that is tearing your country apart; or you have to evacuate from a situation of grave danger.
Millions of people around the world are experiencing these difficult circumstances. And many of those refugees, or persons displaced by war, are coming to Canada for safe haven.
This is the reason for Partnership Circle; an informal discussion with refugees, settlement providers, community members and delegates of the Canadian Association for Refugees and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), on May 12 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Room 3M69 at the University of Winnipeg.
Conceptualized as an opportunity for creating a conversational space for networking and collaboration, this public event is part of the upcoming 9th Annual Conference of CARFMS, hosted by Menno Simons College (May 11-14, 2016).
This Partnership Circle is about acknowledging the amazing strengths of refugees themselves, and other peoples displaced by conflict. It’s about listening to understand.
Equally, it is about sharing resources among multiple stakeholders – local refugees, advocates, service providers, members of indigenous and non-indigenous communities, academics and researchers – all committed to the well-being of refugees.
It is an opportunity for informal discussion that can help individuals and groups learn about, and honor, each other’s work.