finding a new home

in partnership with refugee survival trust

22 Aug | 19:30-21:00 | £5             

Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL

Panel: Cllr Lewis Ritchie (SNP) / Chair, Iyad Hayetleh (Poet and Refugee), Zoe Holliday (Refugee Survival Trust), Selina Hales (Founder of charity 'Refuweegee' , Glasgow) 


Scotland has now taken in a large proportion of refugees settled in the UK following the recent refugee and migrant crisis in Europe. What are the challenges of welcoming people burdened with the weight of experiential and emotional baggage? How can we help make life in Scotland inclusive, productive and happy for anyone who settles here?

Join us to listen to Iyad's recital of  his poetry and hear stories that make us better understand reasons and circumstances behind decisions to settle in Scotland. Contribute to a discussion on how to identify best routes and practices in finding a new home for people affected by conflict and war.