February 03, 2018 at 12:00pm - 6pm

Passages Refugee Experience

Passages Experience: an awareness activity putting participants through the ordeal of refugees.


Passages is a role-playing experience developed by UNHCR in 1995 designed to put participants through the ordeal of being a refugee fleeing war or persecution. It is experienced in a large space, outside on a square or inside in a large room like a gymnasium, in groups of 15 to 67 people.

Experience facilitators are designated and the group is subdivided in "families." Each of these families will go through experience modules putting them through all aspects of being a refugee (fleeing a country, crossing borders, claiming asylum). The facilitators will brief and debrief the players afterwards. Some props and clothing are will be provided.

Passages | Harvard UU Fellowship Building
7 Elm St
Harvard, MA 01451
United States
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