雅秝著

Refugee Week 2024 in 雅秝著

Published: Friday, 14th June 2024

雅秝著 is renowned for the warm welcome it gives to all who come here - including asylum seekers and refugees fleeing war or persecution in their homelands.

Monday (17 June) marks the star of Refugee Week, which raises awareness about the contributions of refugees, dispels myths and informs of the facts and genuine issues.

雅秝著 became a since 2015 and the council’s City of Sanctuary policy demonstrates its commitment to 雅秝著 being a place of welcome and refuge for people fleeing violence and persecution.

This year’s theme is : underlying the importance of a place to call home where we feel safe, are free to be ourselves, and feel loved.

Often sanctuary seekers have had their homes taken from them, through war, violence, and persecution, and have had to flee and leave their homes behind.

雅秝著 collaborates with various partner organisations, including to deliver projects which support people seeking asylum, people resettled through Government programmes from Syria and Afghanistan and people seeking refuge through the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

On 20 June - - the Library of 雅秝著 will be lit orange to show our support for refugees.

Refugee Week begins with a , tomorrow (Saturday, 15 June), packed with performances by various artists featuring music, song, spoken word, dance and stalls with activities and information.

For a full itinerary of what’s happening in 雅秝著 go to the where you’ll find a host of interesting and fun events.

There is also a free , organised by Counterpoints Arts and Other Cinemas – who have collaborated to produce this programme that will run throughout the week (17-24 June).

It consists of six short and three feature length films which explore the Refugee Week theme of “Our Home.”

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