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Home is a story you carry on your back
8 December 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
ASKV is organising a week-long program to share what it is like to be an undocumented refugee in Amsterdam. As part of this week, storytelling evening Home is a story you carry on your back will take place at Framer Framed. Join us on the 8th of December to give a warm welcome to the ASKV community and listen to folktales from Niger, Nigeria, Iran and St. Eustatius.
The life of undocumented migrants is among the most fragile in society. This project creates an inclusive place of welcome that invites selected participants to develop stories from their home culture. In doing so they are able to experience a sense of community while remembering the values they bring with them from their home culture.
Featuring tellers of folk stories from Niger, Nigeria, Iran and St. Eustatius, we share the roots of people in a celebration of the culture that comes here to live in Amsterdam. All the tellers in the performance have participated in a 6-week programme by Simon Hodges of Storyourself for undocumented migrants together from ASKV PAO. During a difficult year, the course provided a refuge where they could express themselves, enjoy art and remember their culture with pride. Learn more about ASKV’s Refugee Week
This public programme is free and in English. To comply with the new Covid Regulations the time of the event has changed. Read our Corona Regulations before your visit.
ASKV / Steunpunt Vluchtelingen
There are hardly any facilities in the Netherlands for undocumented refugees who can’t or dare to return to their homeland. Amsterdams Solidariteits Komitee Vluchtelingen (ASKV) and Steunpunt Vluchtelingen were established in 1987 to fill this gap. In 1997, they merged to form ASKV/Steunpunt Vluchtelingen and in 2019, ASKV started PAO – Project Activiteiten Ongedocumenteerden (project activities for undocumented people).
ASKV PAO organises day activities, practical learning paths and courses that allow undocumented refugees to work towards a realistic future. The participants gain skills in furniture making, cutting, web design, sewing, bicycle repair and much more.
The storytelling evening is part of the ASKV PAO program. Framer Framed is hosting the final presentation of the course in its venue in cooperation with the ASKV PAO for the second time.