This week was another interesting week where I facilitated three classes related to refugee and asylum seeker rights.
The classes provided an opportunity to discuss the human rights violations that refugees and asylum seekers experience in different parts of the world. Additionally, honest, open, and critical discussions about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine were done.
Students also shared experiences of different conflicts around the world which had devastating impacts on people’s lives. With people being displaced from their homes and countries and in an attempt to seek refuge in other countries, they also face discrimination of varying forms. These are human rights concerns that must be addressed.
It was a class tailored to guide students to reflect on what they could do differently. The question “What will you do after today?” got everyone into that reflective mode.
Being a student myself, I thoroughly enjoyed the classes, and it was, as always, humbling to be the sessional academic facilitating the discourse.