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Refugee Dinner

  • De Balie, Salon Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen Amsterdam, NH, 1017 Netherlands (map)

18.00 | €27,50 incl. film ABU (Father)
Refugee Dinner

Language: English/Dutch

How does an LGBT-refugee rebuild a life in the Netherlands? During this dinner these new Dutch residents share a table with their fellow countrymen. The evening is focused on connection and exchanging experiences. In between the courses there are talks of LGBT refugees, a lawyer, a representative of Secret Garden. The program will be moderated by Rohit Vyas. After dinner we will move to the main room for a screening of ABU by Arshad Khan.

New Dutch residents: free. Please apply with Other guests pay €27,50, this includes a two course dinner and a ticket for the film. The programme is a collaboration of IQMF and Secret Garden.


- Sabine Jansen is legal researcher. She co-authored the research report "Fleeing Homophobia, asylum claims related to sexual orientation and gender identity in Europe" (Jansen & Spijkerboer, COC Netherlands/VU University Amsterdam, 2011). On behalf of COC Netherlands she currently carries out a research on Dutch practice regarding LGBTI asylum applications.

- Emir Bellatoui is founder and chair of Stichting Secret Garden. Secret Garden is a Foundation of and for LGBT’s (Lesbian/Gay/Bi-sexual and Transgender) with an ethnic-cultural background, and sympathizers based in Amsterdam. The group with a Muslim background forms a large part of our target group. Its task is to represent the interests of its target group in the broadest sense of the word.

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Later Event: December 7
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