This Is Who I Am // University of East London // Refugee Week
June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
About this event
“Then they separated us. We tried to say no, we applied for asylum as a couple. They say we don’t have any civil evidence that we are a couple. And we’re like – how can we show you any civil evidence if homosexuality is forbidden in my country?”
Read by performers, This Is Who I Am interweaves first hand accounts of LGBTQIA+ peoples experiences of the UK asylum process. The reading will be followed by a Q&A discussion panel.
ice&fire are a theatre company dedicated to exploring human rights stories through performance, putting human rights at the core of everything they do to make accessible theatre for a wide range of audiences across the UK.
The Actors For Human Rights project is ice&fire’s campaigning & outreach programme, presenting readings of first hand accounts of people’s experiences relating to a range of human rights themes.
This event is co-hosted by Living Refugee Archive and The Centre of Migration, Refugees and Belonging at University of East London. It is open to the public and free to access on Zoom. Booking is required via Eventbrite and an event link will be sent to you shortly.