refugee week 2022
Refugee week is a festival that began in 1986, coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia. It’s aim is to come together as a community to show support and welcome with open arms those who have been forced to leave their homes, countries and sometimes families behind. It’s a time to empathise with the suffering they have endured and the journeys they have taken, and to celebrate the contributions that refugees make to our society.
The 2022 theme is ‘Healing’ and you can take part by:
- joining an exhibition, cultural event, talk, walk or community celebration
- reading a book
- watching a film/performance
- writing a postcard message to add to our Refugee Week community artwork!
The UK’s Refugee Week is managed and co-ordinated by COUNTERPOINTS. Their message “Whoever and wherever you are, we hope you’ll join us for Refugee Week 2022 to imagine a world where healing replaces harm, and care becomes our shared currency.” (https://refugeeweek.org.uk“) really resonated with us.
World Refugee Day
“Everyone has the right to seek safety.” United Nations
World Refugee Day is a day assigned by the United Nations to honour refugees around the world. Each year on 20th June, we come together to celebrate the bravery of those who have had to leave their homes to escape conflict or persecution. We recognise the resilience they show in rebuilding their lives.
Click here to learn more about the UN Global Compact on Refugees: https://www.unhcr.org/the-global-compact-on-refugees.html
Click here for some useful resources on talking about migration from imix who reported on Solihull Welcomes: https://imix.org.uk/resources/
YOUR MESSAGE OF SUPPORT: "WHAT DOES HEALING MEAN TO YOU?"
Download this postcard below to colour in and write your message about what healing means to you. Photograph and send it to us at email@example.com and we'll add it to the artwork we created for Solihull Welcomes, an event to welcome refugees.
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