Refugees on Temporary Stay – Focus on Syrians in Denmark
On August 14, 2021, founder and daily leader of Refugees Welcome, Michala Clante Bendixen, and Syrian refugee, activist and Humanity in Action Fellow, Nour Moazzen, drew a full house at Borups Højskole. Michala shared her work at Refugees Welcome and explained how the political decision to repatriate certain Syrian refugees affect the refugees, and what consequences this decisions might have in the short and long term. Nour shared her personal story of flight and rescue and how she works to increase awarenes of, and knowledge about, the situation of Syrians in Denmark and Syria.
Threats to Democracy in a post-covid world
On August 18, 2021, renowned TV anchor, editor and public speaker Clement Kjersgaard visited a full Borups Højskole to talk about current threaths to democracy. In light of recent events in Afghanistan – the Taliban takeover and the withdrawal of US forces – the debate quickly focused on an analysis of the consequences for Denmark, Afghanistan and Western democracies of these events.
North Atlantic Rainbow Days
During the Copenhagen Pride Week, Nortatlantens Brygge (The North Atlantic House) and Humanity in Action Denmark co-organised the North Atlantic Rainbow Days. In a series of debates, lectures and film screenings, Fellows and audience discussed LGBTQIA+ rights and challenges in Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland and watched the documentary Eskimo Diva.