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Rainbow Pilgrims Conference & Community Action Day

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Buckinghamshire New University

High Wycombe Campus

Queen Alexandra Road

High Wycombe

HP11 2JZ

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You are warmly invited to the

Rainbow Pilgrims Conference & Community Action Day

This Symposium is to set a platform for dialogue across communities and sector, to meet and share experiences around issues of migration, identity and faith.

The day will include panels, presentations, talks, pop-exhibitions, artwork, and multi-media.

Sessions:

Please submit your papers/workshop/artwork proposals by 30 December 2017 to rainbowpilgrims@liberaljudaism.org

Topics include #LGBTQI+ , migration, immigration; diaspora; faith/religion, ethnicity/race; heritage intersectionality, British history; oral history; archives; museums; storytelling.

This event is open to all.

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PROGRAMME SNEAK PEEK:

Dominic Arnall, Head of Projects and Programmes for Stonewall will report on Stonewall’s recent report into LGBT Asylum seekers, No Safe Refuge (+Q&A).

Pliny Soocoormanee, Peter Tatchell Foundation, Jumping over the rainbow with LGBT+ Asylum seekers - explore the additional hassles and hoops that LGBT+ people face when applying for asylum

Dr Moira Dustin, Research Fellow, Sussex Law School, School of Law, Politics and Sociology: SOGICA - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum in Europe: A European human rights challenge.

Vijay Patel, Multimedia​ ​artist​ /masters​ ​student University​ ​of​ ​Porto,​ ​Portugal: Designing​ ​Multiculturality:​ ​Widening​ ​the​ ​Debate

Henry Chapman, masters student Lancashire: My LGBTQI activism in the GRT (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller) Community. Plus Film screening.

Jenny-Anne Bishop: MCC - Church working together with LGBTQI+ refugees & asylum ceekers.

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein & panel: The Ger Toshav - the 'resident other' - in Jewish tradition and how we might usefully interpret this ancient concept in the present. A Discussion will focus on how religions and the people that practice them might use their sacred traditions to share stories as a process for progressing the position of those previously living on the periphery of society.

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Fees and Bursaries:

Participation is free of charge.

A small number of bursaries to cover UK travel for e.g. LGBTQI refugees/asylum seekers, session presenters and volunteers is available. Please enquire via rainbowpilgrims@liberaljudaism.org .

Light refreshements and a sandwich-style buffet lunch will be provided. Please let us know about your dietary requirements well ahead.

Venue:

The Conference Hall will be signposted on the day. It is located on the Groundfloor of Building 8 (near Queen Alexander Rd.

Campus Map: http://tinyurl.com/yajt7fyu

It is accessible.

Travel:

High Wycombe is easy to get to by bus or train, with direct links into London, Birmingham, Oxford and other. If you’re coming by car, it is just a short drive from the M40, and a short stroll from the main public car parks.

More info on how to get there and parking via https://bucks.ac.uk/high-wycombe-campus


Rainbow Pilgrims is a project supported by the patrons of the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, and hosted by Liberal Judaism.




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