Refugee Week events

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Islington is a wonderful mix of people from all over the world, and this is something we are proud of. Everyone who has settled here has a story to tell. Many have chosen to live here, but for others, their journey has been borne out of conflict and trauma.

This year, Refugee Week takes place from 17-23 June and there are lots of events you can get involved with. Find out more below:

Refugee stories from Islington: a guided walk
Islington Guided Walks is once again working in partnership with Islington Museum  designing a guided walk which links with an exhibition at the museum. This time, guide Susan Hahn has put together and will lead a walk outlining the stories of refugees in Islington from the Huguenots in the 17th century to Syrians in the 21st century. Over the centuries refugees have escaped danger, war and hardship, political and social persecution. The walk will explore the stories of refugees who came to Islington, their influence on the borough and how Islington responded. This walk is part of Islington Museum’s programme of events around their exhibition ‘The Basque Children – The Story of Child Refugees from the Spanish Civil War’ which runs from 15 June to 16 July.
When: Monday 17 June 2019 at 6pm
Where: Starts outside Farringdon Station, EC1M 6BY, ends at The Angel
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: FREE but booking essential
Book your place here
Get more information about the exhibition at Islington Museum

African culture
Speeches, music, refreshments and more
When: Tuesday 18 June, 6-9.30pm
Where: Loraine Estate Community Centre, Holloway Road, N7 9SA
For more information please contact Sadia Farah on 07734 233 707

The ‘Everyone is Welcome’ discussion and nibbles
Speak Street host an evening of inspiring stories from its welcoming community to celebrate Refugee Week.
When: Tuesday 18 June, 6-8pm
Where: Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD

Interfaith Celebration: Refugee Week
Islington Faiths Forum and Finsbury Park Mosque invite you to faith leaders and members of faith communities in Islington in remembering the hundreds and thousands of people who leave their homes each year in search of a better life.
When: Wednesday 19 June, 1.30-3pm
Where: Finsbury Park Mosque, 7-11 St Thomas Road, N4 2QH

Knowing your rights!
Islington Refugee Forum presents its quarterly conversation in partnership with Highgate Hill Solicitors. A timely, in-depth and agenda setting discussion about citizenship, statelessness and settle status.
When: Thursday 20 June, 6-9pm
Where: Islington Town Hall, Committee Room 5, Upper Street, N1 2UD

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