SKAF #3: Tahir Mirza & DRC-integration

Free entry
Language: Danish

SKAF returns to Kunsthal Aarhus with two talks that aim to broaden our perspective on refugee experiences and give practical advice for hosting refugees.

Tahir Mirza describes his experience working on the island Nauru, where the Australian government has forcibly and indefinitely relocated 2000 asylum seekers. Tahir's rare view into this offshore detention camp inspired his forthcoming novel, ‘Nauru’.

Marie-Cecilie Friis Broundal presents her work with DRC Integration - a department of the Danish Refugee Council that helps refugees find their way into life in Denmark. After a short overview of the refugee situation in Aarhus, Cecilie will offer advice on how to connect with refugee communities.

14.00 - Welcome and updates from SKAF
14.15 - Tahir Mirza
14:45 - Pause
15.00 - Marie-Cecilie Friis Broundal
15.30 - Discussion and snacks
16.00 - Thank you for today

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About Tahir:
Tahir Mirza was born in the mountains of central Afghanistan. He came to Denmark at the age of 9 with his family. He holds a bachelor's degree in religious studies and a master's degree in rhetoric from Aarhus University. He is also a graduate of the Writers' School in Copenhagen. For two years, Tahir was employed as an interpreter for Doctors Without Borders (Læger uden Grænser), where he was stationed in Bosnia, Serbia and on a small island in the Pacific Ocean, Nauru Island.

About Marie-Cecilie and DRC Integration:
Regional Consultant in DRC Integration Marie-Cecilie Friis Broundal, who has many years of experience in facilitating voluntary communities and great knowledge of refugees and citizens with refugee background in Aarhus, gives an insight into the target group, its diverse needs and tools for strong collaborations.

DRC Integration is part of DRC Danish Refugee Council. They provide effective and documented integration solutions for refugees and people with ethnic minority backgrounds in Denmark. They collaborate with public authorities, businesses and civil society on employment as well as children, young people and adults.
Read more about DRC Integration here

About SKAF:
SKAF - Sammenslutning af Kunstaktører i Aarhus for Flygtninge (SKAF - The Arts Association in Aarhus for Refugees) is an association of about 20 artists and art institutions in Aarhus, whose current focus is on hosting cultural events for refugees in Aarhus.
Read more about SKAF here

SKAF is supported by
Statens Kunstfond
Aarhus Kommune
Spar Nord Fonden

Image: Courtesy of Tahir Mirza.
Image: Courtesy of Tahir Mirza.