Monday, October 12, 2015

4Wings Presents Intermission

4Wings presents Intermission:

Who? What? Where?

Which is an opportunity for organisations across Merseyside to come together to share, discuss, network and signpost.

4Wings is a small, voluntary organisation that works with vulnerable women, many with a history of trauma or abuse.

Over the past twelve months 4Wings have worked alongside female asylum seekers and refugees, resulting in creating their Intermission poetry project with female asylum seekers.

The project was response to so many of the women feeling there was a lack of purpose to their lives and a lack of meaningful representation within todays’ society.  Sharing stories and creating poetry was an opportunity for participants to regain their stories and communicate with new communities.   

Meanwhile, 4Wings discovered that collaborating with the ‘If Only’ artist collective and local poet Justyna Czasnowitz helped them to realise how little they knew about other organisations across the city.

This inspired 4Wings to create an event to address this.  They have invited 5 panel members to come and discuss some of the work they do with asylum seekers and refugees with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions, share their work and simply talk.

The current funding climate means that so many organisations are struggling to get by but 4Wings believe together we can all better support this marginalised community and hopefully help each other along the way.


Panel Members:

Philip Clarke – Works for Refugee Action and is part of the Liverpool Asylum Outreach and Support Project in collaboration with British Red Cross & Asylum Link. 

Nader  - Trained Doctor from Sudan currently seeking Asylum in Britain.

Mohammed Taher – Has been working as a Community Development officer In Liverpool community services since 2010 . There aims are to tackle mental health inequalities with BME communities.

Justyna Czasnowicz – Justyna works with the asylum seekers in Liverpool as a creative workshops facilitator, and a spoken word poet.  She extensively uses art and poetry to tell their stories, and promote dialogue which would allow for deeper understanding and induce new relationships.
Maura Cummins – Head of Learning at Blackburne House in Liverpool

Date:              Friday 23rd October 2015
Time:              Arrive 5pm for 5.30 start.  Will end 6.45 approx for Wine and Networking
Venue:           The Bluecoat, Sandon/Garden Room, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

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