Social Media Pack: Refugee Week 2018

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This Refugee Week (18-24 June), thousands of people will come together to celebrate the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.

Last year Refugee Week reached an estimated four million people on social media, thanks to supporters like you.

Help us make an even bigger noise for Refugee Week’s 20th birthday by joining in online using #RefugeeWeek2018 and #SimpleActs.

Show your support

1. Sign up to the Refugee Week Thunderclap campaign

Spread the word about Refugee Week by taking part in the Refugee Week Thunderclap campaign here. Sign up takes 15 seconds, and your Twitter or Facebook account will post a special Refugee Week message on 18 June.

2. Do one of 20 Simple Acts

To celebrate 20 years of Refugee Week, we’re inviting you to do one of 20 Simple Acts: everyday things we can all do to change the way we see refugees, and ourselves. Visit the Simple Acts page for more details, and share your act using #SimpleActs.

3. Share a Refugee Week post

Use one of the suggested posts below to spread the word on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or write your own using #RefugeeWeek2018

4. Share posts from Refugee Week’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts

5. Make Refugee Week your cover photo

Download our Twitter and Facebook cover photos from this Dropbox folder

6. Promote your own Refugee Week event

Make your own graphic using one of the templates below

7. Share your Refugee Week photos and videos using #RefugeeWeek2018

We’d love to see how you are celebrating (click here for some tips for filming on your phone)!

Suggested posts and graphics to share

Share the posts below with a graphic on Twitter (or adapt for Facebook/ Instagram) – thank you!

Before Refugee Week – Download graphics

Refugee Week is coming, with hundreds of great arts, culture & community events across the UK 18-24 June. What’s on near you? www.refugeeweek.org.uk/events  #RefugeeWeek2018

We will be celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees for #RefugeeWeek2018, 18-24 June. Join us: www.bit.ly/refugeeweek2018

During Refugee Week – Download graphics

Refugee Week is here! There are hundreds of great arts, culture & community events across the UK 18-24 June. Find out what’s on near you: www.refugeeweek.org.uk/events  #RefugeeWeek2018

This week is 20thanniversary of @refugeeweek and we are celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Join us: www.bit.ly/refugeeweek2018  #RefugeeWeek2018

Simple Acts (before and during!) Download graphics

Refugee Week is celebrating its 20thbirthday 18-24 June. Take part by doing one of 20 #SimpleActs: www.refugeeweek.org.uk/simple-acts #RefugeeWeek2018

Join the #SimpleActs movement and help change the way we see refugees, and ourselves: www.refugeeweek.org.uk/simple-acts

I’ve just [name of Simple Act], one of 20 #SimpleActs to help change the way we see refugees, and ourselves. Will you do one too? www.refugeeweek.org.uk/simple-acts #RefugeeWeek2018

Make your own event graphic

Promote your own Refugee Week event by adding event details to a blank Refugee Week 2018 graphic as follows:

1. Choose and download one of these blank Refugee Week 2018 graphics

2. Sign up to www.canva.com (it’s free)

3. Click on ‘create a design’ then ‘social media’ image or ‘Twitter post’

4. Upload the graphic and drag across to the blank design

5. Write in details of your Refugee Week event

6. Save, download and share, tagging #RefugeeWeek2018