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Being a Young Refugee

What is it? Being a Young Refugee

When is it? Thursday 29th July from 2pm – 2:30pm

Where is it? On Youtube. Book via Eventbrite

How is it? Pretty good, thanks for asking!

The Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) presents a podcast on the false and harmful stereotypes that refugees confront. Narrated by KRAN’s Youth Ambassadors, young refugees describe their reality, made worse by common myths about who they are, and what they seek. Their stories are told from experience and show how stereotypes create the difference between crisis and hope. They are joined by the Mayor of Folkestone, Cllr. Michelle Keutenius to reflect on how towns can make things better. 

About the speakers

About Bashir

My name is Bashir, 23, I am a youth ambassador at Kent Refugee Action Network. Looking forward to using the Act for Change Together Festival and Podcast as a means of changing the narrative about immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. 

About Daniel

My name is Daniel, 21, I am a youth ambassador at Kent Refugee Action Network. I want to share our true story and to stop prejudice, racism, and discrimination towards refugees and asylum seekers.

About Muhammad

My name is Muhammad, 25, from Syria. I am a youth ambassador at KRAN (Kent refugee Action network). There are many assumptions and misunderstood thoughts towards refugees and asylum seekers, I look forward to challenging this through our podcast episode.

About Osama

My name is Osama Sharkia, 25, I am a youth ambassador at Kent Refugee Action Network. I want to change the current mistaken narrative about refugees and asylum seekers and look forward to being a part of this festival and podcast series!

About Rishan

My name is Rishan, 23, and I am a youth ambassador at Kent Refugee Action Network. I will use the festival and podcast to highlight and tackle some of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers such as racism, discrimination and stereotypes and change the narrative.

About Michelle

Michelle Keutenius, 40, mother of 8 and grandmother of 1. Has lived in the Folkestone  and Hythe district nearly all her life. A care worker, nail technician, double elected councillor and mayor of Folkestone. Descendant of European migration and married to descendants of Huguenot Refugees.

Organisation

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Being a Young Refugee

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The Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) presents a podcast on the false and harmful stereotypes that refugees confront. Narrated by KRAN's Youth Ambassadors, young refugees describe their reality, made worse by common myths about who they are, and what they seek.

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Date:
July 29
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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