Speakers Confirmed for Exhibition Launch Event of: Crafting Resistance: The art of Chilean Political Prisoners
14:00 – 16:30
Refugees and exiles: Resistance, well-being & mental endurance
Panel discussion organised by Jasmine Gideon, Dept of Geography, Birkbeck, University of London
Welcome and Introductions: Dr.Jasmine Gideon, Dept of Geography, Birkbeck.
‘Refugees and Social Justice’ Prof. Rachel Tribe, Professor of Psychology and Social Change, Psychology, UEL.
‘Post-migration Stressors as Possible Predictors of Mental Health Problems among Resettled Refugees’. UEL Refugee and Mental Health team.
‘Refugees, Mental Health and the Refugee Council’ Maurice Wren, Director, Refugee Council.
Writing Peace and Resistance in Afghanistan: “Ghazals (poems) are our guns too”, Dr Ayesha Ahmad, Lecturer in Global Health, St Georges University of London.
Chilean clinical psychologists and their work with survivors of war and torture”. Kenjiro Sato (Chilean ex political prisoner and Swedish-based Clinical psychologist) and Cristian Pena (Clinical psychologist)
16:45 – 18:30
Chilean exiles in conversation, talks, poetry, music
A session organised by Gloria Miqueles, Chilean Ex-political prisoner.
Welcome and Introductions: Gloria Miqueles
Music in Solidarity: Patricia Pons and Ignacio Rivera
Documentary ‘Crafting Resistance: the art of Chilean political prisoners’ introduced by Jasmine Gideon
In Conversation. A panel of Chilean (ex-political prisoners, relatives of ex-pp and second generation) will reflect on the importance of making handicrafts, resilience, resistance and solidarity and will answer questions.
The Poetry of Resilience: Reading of poems written in concentration camps
Closing remarks and announcements