HEC AGM – 20 October (4.30-6pm) Tower Hamlets PDC, Room 107
Join us for the launch of Out of Place / Far from Here, an Arabic-English anthology of creative writing by children in Tower Hamlets and Syria using the power of the pen to respond to the Refugee crisis.
Time and time again, research has proven that children’s writing improves drastically when they are involved in deeper-level thinking around global issues, whether it’s acting for the environment, considering the structures that perpetuate global poverty, or contemplating children’s rights. Today, the conflict in Syria and the ensuing movement of people fleeing their homes to safety away from violence and conflict has triggered considerable global debate. Out of Place / Far From Here was a creative writing project that invited children in Syria and Tower Hamlets to take part in the debate, voicing their own experiences, thoughts and feelings through creative writing. The resulting pieces, a selection of which are compiled in this anthology, reflect a wisdom and empathy from our children that we adults would do well to learn from.
The project was run by the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service (London), the Syrian Nonviolence Movement (Syria), and HEC Global Learning Centre (London).
Refreshments and snacks provided.
Please contact us to RSVP.