This week we have been sharing posts on our social media in which members of the Sanctuary Hosting community have responded to the theme of this year’s Refugee Week – Imagine. It has been great to be part of Refugee Week with its amazing variety of digital events https://refugeeweek.org.uk/
To see more content, please visit our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SanctuaryHUK/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/SanctuaryHUK pages. It has been wonderful to receive contributions from guests, hosts, volunteers, staff and trustees, and we hope these give you a sense of the whole of our Sanctuary Hosting community, which is made up of many people across the Thames Valley.
Highlights of the week have been seeing guests’ work in the Making Space Safe exhibition at Modern Art Oxford https://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/refugee-week-celebration-creativity-resilience/ and also in the latest edition of Oxford Is My Home ‘zine https://oxfordismyhomezine.wordpress.com/
We have also been moved by a written contribution from our Chair of Trustees, Alison Baxter, who reflects on the hopes embodied in the founding of the United Nations sixty years ago, and imagines what these could actually bring about if we were to fully enact them https://www.facebook.com/pg/SanctuaryHUK/posts/?ref=page_internal
Sanctuary Hosting’s Service Co-ordinator, Eden Habtemichael, has shared this poem – Ray Of Light – which powerfully conveys one person’s experience of finding their way as a refugee. Ray Of Light ppt You can explore different versions of the poem, including a version in three languages, on our social media pages.
Refugee Week 2020 continues throughout this weekend with films, talks, music and much more to explore at the website https://refugeeweek.org.uk/events/