“Child Migrants Welcome?”
21 March 2019 6:30 pm£5 – £8.97
Migration Museum at The Workshop, London
Come to the screening of a series of short films about the welcome and non-welcome experienced by young people who have migrated to the UK – from Syrian children on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, to Iraqi Kurdish youth in Norwich, to Eritreans in Harrow and Polish children in Sidmouth (“I really don’t understand scones!”). Hear from friends, teachers, lawyers, religious leaders, activists and therapists – as well as from the young people themselves – about the challenges faced, and often overcome. Learn about those who are campaigning for legal and safe routes to the UK of unaccompanied children in Europe as well as the implications of Brexit.
The films will be followed by a discussion led by a panel of speakers featured in the films. Speakers include: Lord Dubs, who came over on the Kinderstransport 80 years ago and who is leading a campaign for the UK to accept 10,000 unaccompanied child migrants over the next 10 years; Gulwali Passarlay, author of The Lightless Sky about his journey as an unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan; and Pat Till, a teacher of Syrian children on the Isle of Bute.
The films have been produced by Eithne Nightingale and Mitchell Harris from the award-winning Child Migrant Stories.
18:30 – 21:00
Tickets cost £8 (to which Eventbrite will add £0.97 commission). For £5 concessionary tickets (for students, over-65s, disabled adults, adults on benefits, and refugees and asylum seekers), please contact Andrew Steeds