7th September 2019

Kindred, London

What is SonaTalks?

SonaTalks is a global community that brings together leading thinkers and doers in all areas relating to refugees to share ideas in a range of disciplines including; technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business and development.

In the spirit of ‘sharing ideas’, SonaTalks is launching its inaugural event entitled 'Celebrating Potential in Refugee Communities'. SonaTalks is an initiative of the founders of Sona Circle.

Sona Circle

Founded in 2017, Sona Circle is the world’s first networking and recruitment platform that connects refugees with their immediate surroundings, local opportunities and each other.

Formed as a response to the global refugee crisis, Sona Circle addresses the issues of education, labour force participation and social integration. By supporting the engagement of minority groups and restoring access to economic opportunities, we aim to reach millions of people seeking to improve their income and economic equality.

Speakers

Here are the 2019 Speakers. If you’d like to be one of the speakers for the 2019 event, please click the button below to apply.

Jaz O’Hara

 

Founder, The Worldwide Tribe

Gulwali Passarlay

 

Refugee, Author, TEDx Speaker

Fatime Gashi

 

Refugee, Miss Manchester 2018/19

Bio-Medical Graduate

Jonathan Garside

 

Health and Wellbeing Manager

Everton Football Club

Rushanara Ali MP

 

MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

Ahmed Osman

 

Refugee, Entrepreneur

Dina Nayeri

 

Writer, Childhood refugee

Akram Khan

 

Dance Artist

Selin Çalik

 

Journalist,

Independent researcher

Martin Cosarinsky

 

Director, Breadwinners

Irina Bormotova

 

Refugee Career Advisor,

Groundwork Elevate

Akoi Bazzie

 

Refugee, CEO AMB-G2HF

Lin Hussin

 

Refugee, Miss Yorkshire 2018/19

Medical Student, Radio Presenter

Erik Porter

 

Acting CEO, The Money Charity

Jess Miller

 

The Bike Project

Ake Achi

 

Founder, Right2workuk LTD

Sophie Cairns

 

Product Marketing Manager, Monese

Nour Mouakke

 

Refugee, Founder & CEO Wizme.com

Ruth Long

 

Volunteer Coordinator, Derby Refugee Advice Centre

Lucas Jedrzejak

 

Filmmaker and Associate Lecturer

Janet Fuller

 

Project Manager, Derby Refugee Advice Centre

Charles Fernyhough

 

Writer and Psychologist

Olivia Wetherly

 

Florist, Bread and Roses

Ahmed Sinno

 

Refugee, Chef

Vy-Liam Ng

 

Sanctuary Scholarship Advisor,

Co-Founder of The Kvell Project

Anneke Elwes

 

Founder and Director of HostNation

Hamed Ahmadi

 

Refugee, Entrepreneur

Usman Khalid

 

Refugee and Founder, Haven Coffee

Perfomers

Mo Saffaf

 

SonaTalks 2019 Host

Comedian

Mo Omar

 

Comedian

Abdulwahab Tahhan

 

Comedian

Dee Nyoni

 

Singer

Media

Introducing Jonathan Garside

SonaTalks 2019 Ad

Introducing Jaz O’Hara

Introducing Martin Cosarinsky

Introducing Selin Çalik

Introducing Akoi Bazzie

Introducing Lin Hussin

Introducing Ahmed Osman

Introducing Irina Bormotova

Introducing Gulwali Passarlay

Introducing Fatime Gashi

Subscribe

Press

ABC article on Sona Circle

Info Migrants article on Sona Circle

Sona Circle Blog entry on Lin, Fatime, and Eid

Team

Our SonaTalks 2019 team lineup 

David Cregan

Programme Manager

Archibald Troko

Design & Marketing

Michael McKay

Strategic Development

Evie Booton

Volunteer

Damilola Olusanya

Volunteer

Atisha Mahajan

Volunteer

Ali Mirshahi

Filmmaker/Camera Crew

Hanna Pikulska

Photographer/Filmmaker

Jerome Wanliss

Videographer/Camera Crew

Zac Wichlei

Photographer

Emily Robbins

Photographer

Sam Redford

Volunteer

Corey Brown

Sound Technician/DJ

Get Involved

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Partners

Thank you to all our partners for your continued support. If you’d like to partner with us for the 2019 event, please click the button below to apply.

Get Tickets

We have a limited number of tickets available for each session. Click the link below to purchase tickets.

Venue

SonaTalks

Kindred, Hammersmith 

Kindred is a members’ club based in Hammersmith with a heart for community and connection. Kindred recognise that community means different things to different people. It is a physical space where community is prioritised in a way that allows people to be their authentic selves; where human connection is prioritised and where the simple act of sharing ideas, food and stories can build stronger and more resilient communities.

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This SonaTalks event is operated under license by SonaTalks.

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