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Good Chance's Encampment: The Refugee Crisis – What Is Our Role?

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Southbank Centre, South Bank

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Good Chance's Encampment: The Refugee Crisis – What Is Our Role?

Join a discussion of the roles we can play in the refugee crisis

"Spectacular jaw-dropping performance."

- DJ Ritu on Mosi Conde
Having set up a temporary theatre of hope in the Calais refugee camp, Good Chance are delighted to be pitching their Dome on Festival Terrace at the Southbank Centre in London this summer. Presented by Good Chance Theatre in association with Citizens UK, this talk is part of Encampment’s Nights of Hope – evenings of music and discussion that seek to reinvigorate the dialogue on displacement and asylum. Tonight’s talk is followed by music from Mosi Conde: one of the UK’s finest musicians and a griot from Guinea-Conakry. We’re in the midst of one of the biggest human migrations in history. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide is now 59.5 million. Tens of thousands of people are arriving at the borders of Europe each week. It's a situation of immense scale, encompassing unfathomable suffering, and it can leave us feeling powerless. What, if anything, can we as individuals actually do? Citizens UK and this evening’s speakers explore how we can make significant changes to the UK’s response to this crisis, through individual action. Speakers include George Gabriel of Citizens UK; Gonzalo Vargas Llosa from the UNHCR; and Rosalind Ereira, director of Solidarity with Refugees, a UK-based grassroots collection of people with no political affiliation demonstrating in support of refugees. Runtime: 6:30pm-9:30pm. This event is free and entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. We need your card details to store the event information in "My Tickets", but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.

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