Refugee Week

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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What does Our Shared Future mean to you?

As we near the end of Refugee Week 2017, it’s time to start looking forward to the future, and how we can build welcoming communities. Refugee Week have produced this short video featuring a whole range of ideas about what ‘Our Shared Future’ means. Why not check out the video, and then add your thoughts: […]

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Our Shared Future: lots of events in Brum

Photo: Joris Louwes

Photo: Joris Louwes CC 2.0 BY 16th – 18th June 2017 is the Great Get Together, followed by Refugee Week 19th-25th June. The Great Get Together has been started in memory of Jo Cox, in the spirit of her quote “we have more in common than that which divides us.”  Refugee Week has ben runing […]

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Coming soon: Our Shared Future

Photo: Elliot Brown CC-BY-2.0. Refugees are fleeing from danger in their home country and come to Britain to ask for safety.  Sadly, they face a ‘hostile environment’ from those in power.  Whatever the outcome of today’s election, it’s important that we show love, compassion and reconcilliation in our communities. Let’s show that Brum is a […]

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Refugee Week 2016

Refugee Week kicks off in Birmingham tomorrow (Sat 18th June) and runs right through to 2nd July. It aims to welcome refugees and asylum seekers into our community, and celebrate the wonderful contribution they make. Celebrating Sanctuary have organised a programme of events: Saturday 18th June – The festival kicks off for Refugee Week with the […]

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Keep taking action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Refugee Week is over, but there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate the contribution that refugees make, and take action to make Brum a welcoming city. Our ‘Be the Friendly Face of Brum’ theme continues for another two weeks – so you’ve got plenty of time to pop in, take our Big Asylum Quiz, […]

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Refugee Week 15-21 June

Refugee week begins this coming Monday – and there are lots of ways to get involved! Refugee Week happens across the UK every June: throughout the week there are arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and promote better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. There […]

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