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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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Paying to be Stuck in Limbo?

Join us to take action against unfair fees! People who have their asylum claim accepted are recognised as refugees, and have the right to live and work in the UK. After living here for 10 years they can apply for full citizenship, but this comes at a high cost – over £1000 per person. Some […]

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Join in: Be the Friendly Face of Brum

We are pleased to announce that our theme for May & June 2019 at Peace Hub is: Be the Friendly Face of Brum: let’s welcome refugees. 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. From putting […]

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Home Matters Art Trail

Last chance to see Danya’s Artwork! ‘My Parents are my Home’ will remain on display here until 31st July 2018. Birmingham Friends of the Earth have announced the winners of their art competition to highlight the issue of Climate Refugees, and Peace Hub is delighted to be one of the venues where a winning artwork […]

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Home Matters Art Competition

Birmingham Friends of the Earth are running an art competition to highlight the issue of Climate Refugees, and Peace Hub is delighted to be one of the venues where a winning artwork will be displayed. Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFoE) explain: “We are launching this art competition to try and encourage people to empathise […]

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Experience living in Limbo with VR

A new Virtual Reality (VR) video produced by The Guardian gives an insight into the life of someone stuck in limbo whilst they seek asylum. You can watch the video above straighforwardly, or if you have a smartphone and a VR headset, really get inside the world of a refugee. The film-makers say: “The piece […]

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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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