Refugee Week 20-26 June 2022 Healing

Dear partners

The Migration and Refugee Resettlement Team at Kirklees Council wants to thank you for all the work that have you been doing supporting refugees living in Kirklees.

Special thanks for those who ran and supported activities during Refugee Week 2021.

The following information can be seen on the official Refugee Week Website.

This year Refugee Week 2022 theme is Healing. Through creativity and conversations, Refugee Week 2022 will be a celebration of community, mutual care, and the human ability to start again.

Healing means recovering from a painful experience or situation, so that we can continue to live. No-one understands this better than those who have lost their homes and had to build new lives from scratch. We have much to learn from refugees about holding onto hope when going on seems impossible – as well as about how art, creativity and community can help us to heal.  Those going through the asylum system also know that healing is an ongoing process, made harder by poverty, housing difficulties and the threat of being detained or deported. Asking for change, so that refugees can truly feel safe, is an act of care.

Whether it’s about looking after ourselves and each other at difficult times, overcoming political divisions or coming together to fight for the survival of our shared planet, healing matters to all of us. Whoever and wherever you are, we hope you’ll join us for Refugee Week 2022 to imagine a world where healing replaces harm, and care becomes our shared currency.

Refugee Week 2022 is 20–26 June, and we are inviting you to think about any activities that can be linked to the theme Healing for the asylum and refugee community.

If you have any activities idea please contact:

MigrationAndResettlement@Kirklees.gov.uk

the above picture was taken from the Refugee Week Website during last year’s event. Please have a look at the full article .

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