“We have already achieved a lot and been an important actor for people fleeing their homes. Nevertheless, the future is ahead of us, and new, strategic and important choices needs to be dealt with. It is exciting to get the possibility to work with creative, ideological people who both can and wants to make a difference” – Turid Lilleheie, newly elected Chairperson
Being able to host an Eid celebration for the residents of Nea Kavala allowed our residents to relax, socialize, enjoy food from their own and other cultures, and dance the evening away. Muslim and non-Muslims alike gathered to celebrate the end of the Ramadan, showing us that even in difficult times, we can cross language and cultural barriers to create something amazing that can be enjoyed by all.
On racism, the refugee crisis and the art of expressing oneself
“The refugee crisis triggered the text that I presented in the final at Norwegian Talents. The racism flourished and became visible to those who do not experience it in daily lifte. Because it is there all the time. It’s only we that do not see it because we do not experience it”. – Sofie Frost
Our volunteer, Rosie Haliwell, at Lesvos reports
On Sunday the 22nd of April a peaceful demonstration of around 200, mainly Afghan, refugees, which had maintained a calm and united presence in Sappho Square since the previous Tuesday, was subjected to an unprovoked, brutal and racist attack.