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LeidenGlobal Workshop

International Women's Day workshop: Freedom and refugees

Sunday 10 March 2024
Stadshuis (entrance at Stadshuisplein)

When one becomes a refugee, one loses not only their attachments to physical places and people left behind, but also the sense of autonomy and self-determination. How can one regain a feeling of control over one’s life while living life as a refugee? In this workshop, open to refugees and non-refugees alike, the participants bring their own stories to help understand when and how things can go wrong (or right!) in communication across borders and what both refugees and non-refugees can do to feel safe and free. Using interactive methods and role-play, we aim to demonstrate how effective speaking and listening plays an essential role for the feeling of freedom and security. The workshop will be conducted in English, Dutch and Ukrainian and translation between these languages will be available.

This workshop will be given by Marina Terkourafi and Tatiana Boiko in celebration of International Women's Day. Organisation is done by LeidenGlobal. The workshop is part of a special event, organised by Stichting Vrouwennetwerk Leiden, within the theme 'Freedom'.

Practical information

Date: Sunday 10 March 2024
Time: 13.00 – 17.30 uur (walk-in 12:30)
Location: Stadhuis, ingang Stadhuisplein
No registration is needed (admission 4 euro)

About the speaker

Tatiana Schalm Boiko is a neuroscientist, who has recently become fully committed to helping Ukrainian refugees in Leiden. As an organizer of social and cultural events and a coordinator of volunteer-based language courses, she appreciates more and more the tremendous challenges people face and courageously overcome. 

Marina Terkourafi is professor of Sociolinguistics at Leiden University. As part of practising what she teaches, she is also concerned with access to equal treatment for all who find themselves marginalized in society because of language, gender, religion, or displacement.

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