Help change the way we see refugees, and ourselves
To celebrate Refugee Week’s 20th anniversary (18-24 June 2018), we’re inviting you to do one of 20 Simple Acts.
When we first launched Simple Acts in 2009, people responded in their thousands.
This year we’ve created 20 Simple Acts, one for each year of Refugee Week. From sharing a refugees welcome poster to learning a song written in detention, they are simple things everyone can do to stand with refugees and make new connections in their community.
With your help, Simple Acts will happen in schools, museums and galleries, theatres, community venues, football pitches, offices, on Twitter, around the dining room table and anywhere else you can think of for Refugee Week 2018, and together we’ll help to change the conversation about refugees.
We hope you’ll join us.
How can I take part?
Anyone can get involved in Simple Acts.
You could do a Simple Act at your school, workplace, place of worship, arts organisation, with a community group, friends, neighbours or by yourself.
Join the Simple Acts movement in three simple steps:
1. Share a 20 second message of welcome
2. Write a 20 word poem
3. Share one of 20 refugee stories
4. Sing a song
5. Find 20 objects that tell a refugee story
6. Play with 20
7. Send a card
8. Bake a cake
9. Read a book about exile
10. Watch a film
11. Invite someone new
12. Share your refugees welcome banner
13. Make a gift
14. Get together
15. Spread the word
16. Define the word ‘refuge’
17. Learn a few words in another language
18. Have a kickabout
19. Find five facts about refugees
20. Look to the future