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Global Studies’ Support for Brighton’s Refugee NGOs: ‘We Are Many!’ Film Screening & SCMR announces sponsorship

Sussex Migration students

The SCMR Migration Centre in Global Studies has agreed to sponsor activities of the local voluntary organisations supporting refugees and migrants, Migrant English Project and Sanctuary on Sea over the next three years, given the important engagement of many of our staff and students with these organisations, who are at the forefront of assisting the real and immediate needs of migrants. Sussex Migration MA students were key players in initiating the launch of Sanctuary on Sea event, where the City committed to be welcoming to refugees and migrants earlier this year.
 
In a related initiative Global Voices from Global Studies will be the screening of Amir Amirani’s acclaimed film “WE ARE MANY” on Tuesday 24th November, at 7.30pm, in Chicester 1 Lecture Theatre. The show will be followed by a Q and A with the Director.
 
All the proceedings of the event will be donated to the Migrant English Project in Brighton. The Migrant English Project is a voluntary organisation where people dedicate time in helping migrants and refugees to improve their English. As we know language acquisition is one of the most important factors that assists people in becoming part of our community.
 
Advanced Tickets cost £5 (Students £3.50) and are available online at: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/global/wearemany
You can also buy them at the Global Studies Office in cash (or on the door if any remain @ £6/£4 students).
NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO GO BUT WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT YOU CAN ALSO MAKE A DONATION ONLINE: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/global/wearemany

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By: Sarah Scuzzarello
Last updated: Monday, 16 November 2015

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25 March 2011

Obituary

 

Dr Sharon Smith

Dr Sharon Smith, who was employed by the University in 2008-09 as a postdoctoral researcher, died on 13 March following a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Sharon was part of the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies.

Sharon was an ordained Buddhist in Triratna (formerly Western) Buddhist Order UK, where she was named Vijayatara.

Her research report on LGBTQI Buddhisms in the UK - for the 'Queer Spiritual Spaces' project - was exemplary. It was complex and interpretive in understanding socio-cultural differences and intersectionality, showing a profound depth and range of historical and textual knowledges.

Sharon was a commensurate professional and produced work to the highest academic standard; her writing was detailed and managed to convey an immense expertise together with insight and grace.

Sharon was a very special colleague, who had a peaceful and warm presence, an unusual patience and gentle humour. She was supportive and generous, honourable and kind.

We were very fortunate to have her as part of the team, and to have her wonderful company.

Professor Sally Munt Director, Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies