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Former Bosnian refugee Zrinka Bralo inspires us all

Posted on 7 November 2017 by Miss Amy Hinds, Communications Officer

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The School’s longstanding Inspiring Women Series continued on Monday 6 November, with Bosnian refugee and Chief Executive of Migrants Organise, Zrinka Bralo.

Zrinka spoke about her experiences in Bosnia during the country’s conflict in the 1990s, and the fear for her life, which led to her seeking asylum in the UK, though her plight was initially refused and she fought deportation for the next few years.

Zrinka covered topics including the portrayal of refugees and migrants in the media historically and currently, which included a fascinating article from the Daily Mail in 1938, which featured the headline ‘German Jews Pouring Into This Country’, and the amazing volunteers that she works with during the year as part of Migrants Organise.  Stories from the little boy who used a phone which led to saving a van full of refugees from suffocating, to the group of migrants invited to speak at a UN conference.

A huge thank you goes to Zrinka for taking her time to come and speak to us.

Twitter: @migrantsorg and @ZrileB; www.migrantsorganise.org

To see Zrinka being interviewd by USA comedian Chelsea Handle, play the video below: