Join the storytelling event in Amsterdam 'Owning My Story': stories from Pakistan to Palestine

Storytelling as a tool for refugee and migration self-advocacy

New Women Connectors invites you to an evening full of stories capturing histories, smells, colours and memories of Yemen, Nigeria, Palestine, Singapore, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Iraq, Morocco, Syria and Pakistan. Expect a night filled with heartwarming connections and, reminding us how our diversity and resilience enriches our lives and societies.

A great challenge we face in migrant and refugee self-representation is that narratives about us are mainly shaped, framed and shared by media, voices and individuals who do not represent us or our experiences. In order to take ownership over our own stories, we - a group of 10 storytellers from across Europe with lived migration and asylum experience - will take the stage to reclaim the leadership,
ownership and authorship of our own narratives. Given the far-right rhetoric on migration in recent national elections across the EU, it is more crucial than ever to challenge this narrative ahead of the EU elections in June.

This storytelling event is the result of a partnership between New Women Connectors (NL) and Pro Lapinlahti (FIN) and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland, as part of their EU elections campaign “Gebruik Je Stem”.


19:00 Doors open
19:30 Program start
22:00 Drinks & Networking

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New Women Connectors is a feminist network of refugee and migrant women, who strive for structural inclusion of the voices of refugees and migrants within policymaking in Europe. Pro Lapinlahti is a center for culture and wellbeing in Helsinki. With their project Mitti, they connect different communities via workshops, courses and events to work towards equality, diversity and human commonnes.