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Research For Action And Influence Conference

13th July 2017 · 10:00am - 4:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Research For Action And Influence Conference

This conference concludes a 9 month OCN Level 3 accredited course run by the Evelyn Oldfield Unit.

It has provided members of refugee and migrant communities with the skills to become community researchers and campaigners.

Mr Mulat Haregot (Director, EOU), Dr Latefa Narriman Guemar (Tutor) – Welcoming the audience

Guest Speaker: Professor Heaven Crawley – Experienced researcher and policy analyst in asylum and immigration issues. In 2012 Heaven was conferred the title of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) in recognition of her contribution to the social sciences and to evidence-based policy making.

The interesting range of London based projects will be presented by the students is as follows:

Identity, Belonging and Migrant Representation

Panel Chair: Mr. Don Flynn – Former chair of the UK Race and Europe Network (UKREN) and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM).

Flora Todlana: Zimbabwean Refugees’ General Lifestyle and their Emotional Welfare Away from Home: A Pilot Study in the Borough of Brent

Joseph Oladosu: The Barriers faced by African Migrants in Accessing Employment in the UK

Faisal Maramazi: Assessing the Cultural Value of the Arabic Version of amongst Syrians and Ahwazi Community in London

Marcin Mizgalski: Influence of Brexit on High-Profile Immigrants from Poland in their Decision to stay/leave the UK

Kosar Alali: The Role of Zaar in Healing Mental Distress of Forced Migration: Case Study from the Ahwazi Community in London

Accessing Services in Hostile Environment for Migrants

Panel Chair: Mr. Ciaran Price – Communication and Public Affairs Officer at Migrants Resource Centre

Claudia Saavedra: Homelessness amongst Migrant Families in Haringey: A case study of Visitors to Haringey Migrant Support Centre

Fatouma Ali: Accessing Mental Health Care for Somaliland Community in Islington

Joanna Gos: Barriers Faced by the Polish Community Accessing Social Housing

Maimunat Solanke: How NRPF affects Women Suffering from Domestic Violence in the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Nadia Naamani: Gender and Migrant Entrepreneurs : Barriers faced by Highly Skilled Algerian Women to Create Entrepreneurship in London

An Arts and Crafts Exhibition from Islington Women Centre will be displayed

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