Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove
16 to 22 June 2014
Brighton & Hove is home to people from all over the world who have been forced to leave their own countries and who are seeking sanctuary in our diverse city. Many organisations are working all year round to help refugee communities settle here and Refugee Week is an opportunity to highlight this work.
Refugee week takes place in June each year. The week is a UK wide programme of cultural and educational events to highlight the contribution that refugees make to life in the UK and encourage better understanding between communities. For information on what's happening nationally, visit the Refugee Week website.
The Simple Acts Campaign, on the refugee week website, encourages individuals to use small everyday actions to help people understand more about refugees.
Another way that you can find out more is by listening to the many fascinating and moving podcasts from locally based Refugee Radio .
We also have a web page with some further inspiration on learning and teaching about refugees in schools or youth groups.
Local events during Refugee Week 2014
Wednesday 18 June 2014 7.30pm
Set her free: Lewes Group in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers host a discussion with Women for Refugee Women about immigration detention and its effects on women.
Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2FG
Thursday 19 June from 6pm to 9pm
EuroMernet Refugee Week Event: film screening, poetry, music, stalls, food and drink from around the world.
Free event at the Conference Room, 5th Floor, Community Base, 113 Queen's Road, Brighton
Friday 20 June from 8pm
Celebrating the Refugee Radio Book Launch.
Cost £7, at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton
Further information and useful links
For more information on any of the above events use the contact details listed or contact Lucy Bryson on (01273) 292572 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Find out more about organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers in the city.
- For more information on what's happening nationally, visit the Refugee Week website.
- The Simple Acts Campaign aims to inspire individuals to use small everyday actions to change perceptions of refugees. You could read a book, watch a film or make a poster.
- Some further inspiration on learning and teaching about refugees in schools or youth groups.