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Guest post by Joudy Aldabbas, Coram Young Citizens
April 4th, 2018

Have you ever felt lonely and that you are in a completely new world with a new language, new people and new traditions? My name is Joudy Aldabbas. I recently became 18. I’m from Syria and to be more specifically from the city of Jasmine, Damascus. I arrived in the UK about one and half […]

Ashley Community Housing- Staff attend Refugee Week Conference
March 19th, 2018

Guest post by Naomi Gill – Support Worker | ACH Bristol On a crisp clear day last week Matilda and I cycled through crowds and commuters to Amnesty International Headquarters in London to the Refugee Week Conference. We came from a range of groups and organisations across the UK to share ideas and get inspiration […]

Author of new children’s book available for Refugee Week events
March 16th, 2018
Boy 87 book cover

Guest post by Deborah Goodman BOY 87 by Ele Fountain is the powerful and brave debut novel about a child refugee, published by Pushkin Children’s Books for readers 10 years+. And during Refugee Week (16-24 June) Ele is available for talks & readings at Refugee Week Events and in schools, to talk about writing BOY 87, whilst […]

Local planning meetings
March 16th, 2018

Interested in getting involved in Refugee Week in your town and city, or making new networks to help your plans to grow? Local planning meetings can be a great way for organisations and individuals interested in Refugee Week to share ideas, make useful connections and together develop a Refugee Week programme of activities for their town […]

Perform a piece from Moving Stories for Refugee Week 2018
March 15th, 2018

Guest post by Emma Manton Help Moving Stories make Refugee Week 2018 the largest Community Theatre Project for the year. Perform plays by Britain’s top playwrights and stand with refugees around world. In 2015 and 2016, the Royal National Theatre and the West End played host to an extraordinary benefit performance. Writers David Edgar, Richard […]

Become a Refugee Week Ambassador (voluntary, expenses paid)
March 6th, 2018

Counterpoints Arts is recruiting a number of Refugee Week Ambassadors to help raise awareness about refugee experiences and promote positive attitudes to refugees for Refugee Week (18-24 June 2018). If you are a refugee or asylum seeker, passionate about changing public attitudes to refugees, interested in free media training and can commit to at least […]

Storify of Refugee Week Conference 2018
March 2nd, 2018

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How to work “with” refugees as activists
February 26th, 2018
Survivors Speak OUT workshop at Refugee Week Conference 2018

With Refugee Week 2018 (18- 24th June) fast approaching, Survivors Speak OUT went along to speak to activists at the Refugee Week Conference about how to work with refugees in public facing work in a respectful way and on an equal playing field. Guest post by Shameem Sadiq-Tang, Survivor Activism Manager at Survivors Speak OUT, Freedom […]

Refugee Week Conference 2018 materials
February 26th, 2018

  On 12 February 2018, over 250 people from across the UK gathered to share ideas and inspiration in preparation for the special 20th anniversary edition of Refugee Week (18-24 June 2018). Below are notes and resources from the six workshops that were held during the conference. For more details and visuals from the day see: Refugee […]

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 […]