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This Refugee Week, put your compassion into action

Refugee Week starts today! This year, the theme of the festival is compassion. This week, and every week, the City of Sanctuary networks are here to help you put your compassion into action. Here are four simple actions you can do this week to stand up, speak out and be the change you want to see…

1) Get connected and get started. City of Sanctuary groups do everything possible to stand in solidarity with people forced to flee. Whatever your experience, background or availability, there are way for you to get involved today. Click here to get connected.

2) Speak up for Sanctuary. Fed up of the scapegoating and hostility towards people seeking sanctuary? Join us to learn how to counter hostile rhetoric, engage with MPs and mobilise your friends, family and wider community. Register your free place now.

3) Wear your heart on your sleeve. Bag youself one of our stunning t-shirts, bags, jumpers, hoodies or art prints. Every penny of profit helps us build this movement of welcome for people seeking sanctuary.⁣ Click here to look the part.

4) Hear from sanctuary seeking poets. Join us on 22nd June for powerful readings from Other Side of Hope, the UK’s only literary magazine edited by migrants and refugees platforming migrants’ and refugees’ writing. Register your free place now.

Happy Refugee Week!