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The Wiener Library

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In honour of World Refugee Day, The Wiener Library is delighted to host a pop-up exhibition and talks co-organised with Action for Education, a young and dynamic NGO supporting refugee communities in Greece. Action for Education runs non-formal education centres in Chios, Samos and Athens for women and youth. A number of the works (including poetry, short stories and drawings) produced by young refugees as well as representative examples from the Library’s collections will be on display, exploring themes of refugees’ experiences then and now, such as displacement and resilience.

There will be an exhibition view 6:00pm-6:30pm followed by a series of talks. The talks will raise awareness about the work in Greece and explore the contemporary and historical impact of migration.

About the speakers:

Nicholas Millet is from Action for Education and will introduce AFE and play a short recorded address about the work for AFE from Ayla Estreich.

Jacob Warn is from Action for Education and will discuss the Chios Voices & Appeal project.

Rivka Baum is a Haifa University Holocaust Studies MA program student and Wiener Library Intern and will introduce the pop up exhibition.

Barbara Winton is the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton and will speak about her father’s legacy and her work in support of refugees in Britain today.

This event is free to attend but spaces are limited and registration is required.

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