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Peace Hub Coordinator

I am the coordinator for Peace Hub - basically that means I look after the day to day running of the Hub. If you pop-in during our opening hours (11:00-14:30) I'll most likely be there - so say hello!

Change Starts with Us: join in!

Photo: Caelie Frampton CC 2.0 BY-NC-SA We are pleased to announce that our theme for September & October 2019 is: Change Starts with Us: How can we work together to tackle bullying? Bullying can happen in schools, workplaces, online or in the community: anywhere where there is a group of people, and some have more […]

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Arms Trade: lots of ways to take action

There’s a week to go before protests against the DSEI arms fair in London. One of the largest arms fairs in the world, ‘Defence & Security Equipment International’ will feature exhibitors selling weapons from machine guns to tanks. A whole range of buyers will also be there – including Saudi Arabia, who have been invited […]

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Loujain’s Story: an update

As part of our theme Stop Arming Repression, we’re looking at the impact of UK weapons sold to Saudi Arabia. As well as fuelling the war in Yemen, the UK has sold equipment to the Saudi security services, who are repressing their own population. Over recent years we’ve highlighted the personal story of Saudi human […]

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Dicey DSEI

For four days in September 2019, the international weapons industry plans to set up shop in London at a huge arms fair, DSEI. According to Campaign Against Arms Trade: “DSEI last took place in September 2017, and featured 1,500 exhibitors from around the world, displaying arms ranging from sniper rifles to tanks to combat aircraft […]

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You, Me & Those who came Before

Refugee week is here! The theme for 2019 is you, me & those who came before.  It’s an invitation to explore the lives of refugees (and those who have welcomed them) throughout the generations. People escaping war and persecution have been welcomed by communities in Birmingham for hundreds of years, and their stories and contributions […]

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Refugee Week 2019

Refugee Week is nearly here! 14th – 23rd June is a week to celebrate all the things that refugees and asylum seekers bring to the UK, and to show solidarity and friendship. The theme for 2019 is you, me & those who came before.  It’s an invitation to explore the lives of refugees (and those […]

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A Sense of Belonging: Welcoming Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Junior Peacemakers workshops for Primary School groups. We are delighted to be joining up once again with Peacemakers to host a free workshop for primary schools (Years 5 or 6). The theme of this term’s Junior Peacemakers workshops is: A Sense of Belonging – Welcoming Refugees & Asylum Seekers. We will explore how and why […]

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Take your #NewUnionFlag selfie!

Our current theme at Peace Hub ‘Be the Friendly Face of Brum‘ is all about celebrating and welcoming refugees into our community. As part of the theme, we’re delighted to be displaying the New Union Flag in our window.  It’s been designed by artist Gil Mualem Doron as a celebration of our diversity. The flag […]

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