International WeekWestern International

Journeys of Migration: Hosted by the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations

Host: Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Refreshments at 3:30 PM and a reception at 6:00 PM)
Location: USC Council Chambers (UCC, Room 315)


This year’s Journeys of Migration event, entitled Refugee Stories through Different Voices, will tell the story of refugees who have made London their home.

Our keynote speaker will be Alfredo Caxaj, Founder and Executive-Artistic Director‎, SUNFEST. Caxaj came to London as a refugee from Guatemala, which was torn by civil strife. As founder and executive-artistic director of SUNFEST, he has made tremendous contributions to London and Canada.

We will also hear the story of the refugee family from Syria who were sponsored by the Western Social Science Refugee Sponsorship Fund, and came to London in April 2016. Their story would not have been possible without the help and support of many people in our community who cared enough to come together to make the journey possible.

Journeys of Migration will tell their story – the story of the resilience of refugees and the story of the people of London, Ontario who stepped up to make a dream a reality.

The event is presented by the Western Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, the London and Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership, the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre, and Pillar Nonprofit Network.


Please visit to register for the event!