【Forwarded】(Online Sharing) From South Sudan to the Olympic Refugee Team: Lam’s Story
❑ Speaker Biography
Lam Joar is originally from South Sudan. Lam fled South Sudan when he was 15 years to Kenya and became a refugee. Because of his exceptional athletic abilities, he was chosen by former world champion Tegla Loroupe among the first group of the Refugee Olympics in 2015. In 2017, Lam decided to focus on his higher education and was awarded a scholarship to complete his undergraduate degree. He transitioned to working for the Refugee team through the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation and became the Camp Coordinator for the Refugee Olympics Team. Lam was the Refugee Olympics Team Assistant at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Lam graduated with a master’s degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. His master's research focuses on “How Participation in Elite Sport Shape Refugees’ Integration and Belonging”, a case study for the refugee Olympics Team. Lam is now the Programmes Officer at One Young World, based in London.
❑ Time: 20:00-21:00 （GMT+8 ）
❑ It's an online English event. Registration is required.
❑ Registration Form：https://forms.gle/r8oS3PxbNzn9PptK6
❑ The event is supported by the National Human Rights Museum.
朱筱琪 CHU, Hsiao-Chi
Chu, Hsiao-Chi, Project Manager, Art/activist, and Writer in arts, culture, migration, refugee, and development programs. She got an MA from the Graduate Institute of Arts and Humanities Education of TNUA, Taiwan, and an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS, University of London. Since 2011, She has been an active practitioner in Art, Migration/Refugee Issues, and Community Development in Taiwan, Northern Asia, South East Asia, and the Middle East and attempted to blend art/humanitarian engagement in human rights, forced migration, and PTSD issues.
胡鈞媛 HU, Chun-Yuan
Chun-Yuan Hu is the initiator of Refugee 101 Taiwan, a project aiming to raise public awareness of global refugee issues. She holds a master's degree in Education, Health Promotion, and International Development from University College London. She has had over 110 interactive workshops and talks on refugee issues in 16 counties in Taiwan and Malaysia.
❑ The series of events, as part of the 'Refugee Path III', is held by Hsiao-Chi (the initiator of Weave the Edge) and Chun-Yuan (the initiator of Refugee 101 Taiwan). Combining Hsiao-Chi and Chun-Yuan's research experience in forced migration and refugees and field experience in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe, they aim to build a knowledge-based platform titled 'Forced Migration Database' in Taiwan with workshop participants and contributors from different fields.