What is Refugee Week, and how can you get involved? This clip from the launch of the Refugee Week Slow Conference on 04 February 2021 includes an overview of Refugee Week, the 2021 theme and examples of previous events. With:
- Emily Churchill Zaraa, Counterpoints Arts (Refugee Week)
- BLKBRD Collective
- Catja de Haas: Architect, Giant Doll’s House Project
- Rachael Cox: Programme Manager, Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham and Coordinator of Birmingham Refugee Week
- Rana Ibrahim: Founder and Leader, Iraqi Women Art and War
The session also featured music from the ‘Broken Silence’ EP by Bumi Thomas, written in response to her battle for residency with the Home Office, which reached No 1 in the UK iTunes RnB charts.
It was presented by Dr Sita Thomas, is Co-Artistic Director for Common Wealth theatre and presenter on Channel 5’s milkshake!
The Refugee Week ‘Slow Conference’ is a series of free online workshops on arts and culture for change, 04 February – 11 March. Click here to see the full programme and sign up.
We are gathering clips and resources from throughout the Refugee Week Slow Conference here.