As part of London College of Fashion’s commitment to it’s ‘Better Lives‘ initiative, CSF hosts the 2017 Better Lives Lecture Series, focusing on 3 interrelated themes: Society, Nature and Power.
“These are the experiences that make you question the purpose of your life” – Helen Storey
To mark International Women’s Day on the 8th March Helen Storey, Loukia Constantinou and Liz McLafferty will share their recent experiences during visits to the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan and the inspirational young women they met there.
In June 2016 the UNHCR announced that there were 65.3 million people displaced from their homes and on the move to find a better life, making 1 in every 113 people on our planet either a refugee, displaced person, or a migrant. Against this backdrop, the average time for resettlement of refugees is 26 years, making conditions for what life and living means in refugee camps a uniquely challenging experience.
With the impact of climate change adding to the right to flee from persecution, or war, the situation is set to increase and people on the move, is our future. A new kind of reciprocity is required and in all of this, women and young girls have a huge part to play.
This discussion shares the ways in which we are experiencing this new kind of society and the effect of what the refugees have to teach us about our evolution is having. This is an open dialogue event where the audience is given informal ways to engage with the speakers, sharing views, questions and experiences.
As part of our ongoing projects taking place with UNHCR & Za’atari Refugee Camp,we also ask if you would like to support this, by being part of a Make Up amnesty. If you would like to, please come to the event with a new unopened piece of makeup, which you would be happy to donate to any of the over 40,000 female refugees at the camp.
Tickets are free and open to all.