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07 Jul 2023

RSD's Refugee Week events - thank you for coming!

Our Refugee Week event on 24 June was a huge success - thanks to everyone involved, including our friends at Devon County Council, who provided generous financial support. You can read their report on it and other Refugee Week events in Devon here!

RSD staff and volunteers organised and attended other events during Refugee Week, including two film screenings at Exeter Phoenix: On 17 June 'On Our Doorstep', a documentary highlighting the resilience of refugees and volunteers in the Calais "Jungle", was shown and followed by a Q&A with director Thomas Laurance, led by RSD Trustee Ruth Grove-White (pictured below).

Then on 20 June 'Limbo,' a wry and poignant observation of the refugee experience, set on a fictional remote Scottish island was shown, followed by a discussion (below) involving RSD Manager Rupert Blomfield, RSD Trustee Shehany Warnakulasuriya, Neli Montes De Oca from Bristol Law Centre and RSD client Mansoor.

Our thanks to everyone who participated in these screenings, and to RSD's drop-in coordinator Valentina Todino for organising them.

We hope to post further Refugee Week reports soon so please watch this space!

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