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New World Vision by Fatima Diriye (and friends)
February 26th, 2018

One word for each year of Refugee Week. That was the challenge taken up by poet Fatima Diriye at Refugee Week Conference 2018. Together with fellow poet and facilitator Laila Sumpton, Fatima ‘crowdsourced’ words and phrases from a room of around 250 Refugee Week supporters, inspired by the festival’s upcoming 20th birthday. A few hours and some […]

Call for stories of friendship with people seeking sanctuary
February 2nd, 2018

Refugee Week partner City of Sanctuary is looking for 20 stories of friendship between a sanctuary seeker and a member of a receiving community. City of Sanctuary says: We are collecting these stories to feature them as part of celebrating Refugee Week in June. The theme this year is the 20 year anniversary of Refugee Week. […]

Christian Aid joins Refugee Week partnership
January 30th, 2018

  We are delighted to welcome Christian Aid to the national Refugee Week partnership. Christian Aid works for and with people of all faiths and none, to strive for social justice and pursue our vision of a world without poverty. The support of Christian Aid will help Refugee Week to engage faith leaders and faith […]

Refugee Week 2018: Celebrating 20 years
December 6th, 2017
Girl in shades jumps to music at Refugee Week 2017 at British Museum

In June 2018, Refugee Week will reach an important milestone: 20 years of celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. This 20 year anniversary will be the theme of Refugee Week 2018 (18-24 June), and we’ll be inviting you to take part with a choice of 20 ways to stand with refugees and make […]

National Education Union joins Refugee Week partnership
November 29th, 2017
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We are excited to announce that the National Education Union (NEU) has joined the Refugee Week national partnership. The NEU is the UK’s largest education union, bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders in schools and colleges across the UK. The NEU was founded in 2017 following the merger of the NUT […]

Solidarity with Refugees joins Refugee Week partnership
November 29th, 2017
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We are delighted to announce that Solidarity with Refugees has joined the Refugee Week national partnership. Having started life as a demonstration of around 90 thousand people through central London in September 2015, Solidarity with Refugees advocates for policy change that would save lives and give people the chance to live in safety with dignity […]

Book Your Place at Refugee Week Conference 2018
November 13th, 2017

Image (c) Ambrose Musiyiwa Looking for ideas and inspiration for Refugee Week 2018? Thinking about getting involved for the first time? The Refugee Week Conference is a day of listening, learning and networking in preparation for the 20th birthday edition of Refugee Week, 18-24 June 2018! Expect inspiring speakers, engaging practical workshops and fabulous perfomances – […]

Schools do Refugee Week 2017
October 20th, 2017

[View the story “Schools do Refugee Week 2017” on Storify]

How Museums Celebrated Refugee Week 2017
October 18th, 2017

[View the story “Museums do Refugee Week 2017” on Storify]

Ashley Community Housing Celebrates Refugee Week 2017
August 7th, 2017

A guest post by Rose Adderley, Marketing Intern at Ashley Community Housing Bristol. All of Ashley Community Housing’s regional offices have been celebrating Refugee Week across the country. In Bristol we extended the week to a longer celebration – Bristol Refugee Festival. Wolverhampton ACH also held many events to enjoy their Refugee Week. Here is a summary […]