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Refugee Week

June 19th – June 25th.

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

Friday 16th June 7:30pm Parish Hall, Our Lady and the English Martyrs. (Enter from Lensfield Road)
Cambridge Justice and Peace Group invite you to an evening to hear about Supporting Refugees. Hear about the work of City of Sanctuary, Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign and Cambridge Convoys Refugee Action Group.
Our Dean, Father Pat Cleary, will sign the Pledge of Support for City of Sanctuary on our behalf. Find out what you can do to help make this a reality.

Tuesday 20th June
7:30pm – 10pm (doors open at 6:30pm),  University Centre, beside The Mill pub Granta Place Cambridge, CB2 lRU
The Cambridge Wine Merchants presents Wine Gums for CamCRAG! A stellar line-up to knock your socks off including: Kate Smurthwaite, President Obonjo, Ravi Holy, Daphna Borom, Steve Mclean and Russell Hicks. The lovely Nessie Ward will be MCing the night away! Live, laugh and … wine with us!
To book, visit:­comedy-night-tickets-34112143339

Wednesday 21st June 6pm -7:30pm Lecture Hall, West Court, Jesus College Cambridge CBS 8BL
With Madeleine Arnot and others
More people around the world are displaced today than ever before. The unprecedented scale of forced migration to Europe moved the issue high on the national policy agendas. But the support structure needed by refugees and other of forced migrants operates at regional and community level. What is the role of cities and regions in offering support?
Jesus College Intellectual Forum and Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign bring together perspectives from practice, policy and academia to consider these questions and to discuss how we might better support forced migrants.

To book, visit:­and-thinking-globally-how-can-cities-and-regions-respond­refugees-and-forced
Thursday 22nd June 10am -1pm Meadows Community Centre (Room 2) 1 St Catharine’s Road, Cambridge CB4 3XJ

Mini-conference on asylum seekers and refugees in Cambridge 
Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum (CECF) have recently completed a survey and report on the needs and numbers of asylum seekers and refugees in Cambridge. During the conference we will be looking at the report’s recommendations regarding the adult asylum seekers and refugees who arrive through their own efforts to Cambridge with a view to discussing the way forward for the statutory and voluntary sector in Cambridge. This is especially important in light of a new all­party parliamentary group refugee report just released, highlighting issues around what is being described as a two tier system of support developing between those helped through re-settlement schemes and those not.
Refreshments and free car parking will be available. Please note that you will need to book a place for this event as there are limited spaces. To book, please send an email to Eddie Stadnik, [email protected]

Saturday 24th June 10am -1pm Cambridge Market Square, Amnesty Market Stall.

Amnesty International will be holding a stall in the Cambridge Market Square to collect signatures for a petition to end indefinite immigration detention.

Saturday 24th June 2pm – 5pm Cambridge Unitarian Church 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB11JW .  CamCRAG Bake-off.

Cakes, coffees and teas will be on sale and there will be baking ­related activities to join in on. For further information, please contact [email protected]