Event

'Different Pasts, Shared Future'

CTAR Event marking Refugee Week 2018

  • Thu 21 Jun 18

    12:30 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Room TC1.11

  • Event speaker

    Professor Renos Papadopoulos (Director of CTAR) and Nikos Gionakis (director of 'Babel' Day Centre for the mental health of refugees and migrants in Athens)

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Debbie Stewart

The 'Centre for Trauma Asylum and Refugees' will be marking Refugee Week 2018 by hosting two special open and free events on Thursday 21st June, one at lunchtime at Essex University and one in the evening at the Tavistock, London

The programme includes the screening of the film 'THOSE WHO SURVIVED – Stories of Dignity' directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos

This brief film (33 minutes) presents the stories of refugees in Greece, who were tortured in their countries of origin, as they struggle to build their new lives, whilst haunted by their past. Members of the team that Professor Papadopoulos trained in Greece speak about their experiences in working with these persons. The film is in French and Greek with English subtitles.

The speakers

Professor Renos Papadopoulos (Director of CTAR) and Nikos Gionakis (director of 'Babel' Day Centre for the mental health of refugees and migrants in Athens) will speak about their experiences of the project, which established a specialist interdisciplinary team to work with such survivors of torture.

A representative from Refugee Action Colchester will also speak briefly about local activities in support of refugees.

There will be plenty of time for discussion.

Register your place

Entry is free and open to all.