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Refugee Week 19th – 25th June

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Join us 19-25 June 2017 to celebrate Our Shared Future.  Many City of Sanctuary groups are planning with their partners for Refugee Week with events from food and music to celebration and awareness raising.

Emily Churchill Zara, Refugee Week UK Coordinator is available to help you, so do keep in touch with her about Refugee Week plans in your area, what kind of support might be useful from her, or anything else Refugee Week flavoured! Her email is [email protected].

Click here for the presentation about highlights of Refugee Week 2016/ plans for 2017 from Emily at a recent regional meeting.

The following may  be useful.

Eight ways to prepare for Refugee Week:

  1. Upload your event to the Refugee Week website (the earlier the better – you can always add more detail later)
  2. Explore the artists, films and schools resources on offer for Refugee Week 2017
  3. Let us know of any artists looking for venues or schools resources you’d like to be added
  4. Share what Our Shared Future means to you via this short Google poll, and we’ll share the responses online during Refugee Week
  5. Take a look at our call for media case studies and send us your ideas
  6. Use the media and social media tips and resources from the Refugee Week website
  7. Write a blog post for the Refugee Week website, sharing your plans for Refugee Week or reflections on the theme of Our Shared Future
  8. Let us know if you’d like to be added as a Refugee Week point of contact in your area. Counterpoints Arts Unit 2.3 128 Hoxton Street London N1 6SH E: [email protected] T: 0207 012 1761 Counterpoints Arts engages with refugee and migrant experiences through arts and cultural programmes.