Refugee Week

Refugee Week is an annual festival that celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of people seeking sanctuary. It’s been running in the UK since 1998 and is always the week of World Refugee Day (20 June). This year is a big one as it’s the 25th Anniversary. The theme is compassion and everyone is invited to celebrate what compassion looks like in action.

To find out more, check out the refugee information pack attached or browse the books available from the library about refugee stories and experiences.

Refugee Week Information Pack

You can also watch National Literacy Trust’s virtual author visit (free online 30-minute conversation) with writers Tom Palmer, Ada Jusic and Nadine Kadaan: Q&A Refugee Week 2023 Panel Event

Tom's historical fiction has powerfully addressed the impact of war and experiences of displacement, notably in his acclaimed titles After the War, and Resist. Ada Jusic and Nadine Kaadan have made significant contributions to the graphic novel titled The Power of Welcome. This graphic novel serves as a powerful portrayal of real-life experiences of refugees and migrants.

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