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Refugee Week 2021

Refugee Week 2021

by Mel Beaven -
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Birmingham Refugee Week 2021

14th - 20th June

There is a moment in Martin Luther King's historic 'I have a dream' speech when he turns his attention to the White people who, realising their destiny and that of their Black fellow citizens was intertwined, joined in the movement for equal rights.

"They have come to realise that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom," he said... "We cannot walk alone."

The theme of Refugee Week 2021, 'We Cannot Walk Alone', is an invitation to extend your hand to someone new. Someone who is outside your current circle, has had an experience you haven't, or is fighting for a cause you aren't yet involved in.

Together with NearNeighbours, Queen's is taking part in a range of events during Refugee Week and you are invited to reach out to somebody who has come to the UK as a refugee for a 'walk and talk' in the beautiful surroundings of Aston Hall. On the previous Monday will also be a Zoom meeting to organise the walk.

Monday, 14th June, 3.00 - 4.30 PM (ZOOM): Banners for the Walk

Friday, 18th June, 11.00 AM - 2.00 PM (Aston Hall & Gardens, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6JD) Walk & Talk; followed by a creative workshop (tbc)

If you'd like to be part of one or both of the events, please email Mel (beavenm@queens.ac.uk) by Friday, 11th June, 12 PM. 

You can find more information and links to campaigns on the Social Justice & Prophetic Witness page on Moodle: https://queens.commonawards.org/course/view.php?id=249