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Celebrating World Refugee Day

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Celebrating World Refugee Day - Different Pasts, Shared Future

To mark World Refugee Day, Initiatives of Change is launching the Refugees as Re-Builders training course, hosted by Tom Brake MP, at the House of Commons followed by an evening celebration.

Refugees can be rebuilders of the nations from which they fled – when the time is right, and if they are welcomed by host populations and given access to appropriate training. Refugees as Re-Builders aims to empower refugees by giving them access to knowledge and skills regarding nation-building that they would not otherwise receive through academic studies or work experience. We will hear from refugees who have made significant contributions to their countries of origin, and from graduates of the pilot Refugees as Re-Builders course.

Following the launch, you are invited to an evening event at Initatives of Change, 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD at 7.30pm till 10pm. Hear from Cllr Rakhia Ismail, the first female BME cabinet member in Islington and Daniel Trilling, a British journalist, editor of New Humanist magazine and author of Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe. There will be poetry by Faith Rose, pianist Joseph Nicolson-Porter will perform and music by Mohammed Nur.

Dinner will also be served. A contribution of £5 towards the evening meal is suggested.

Partners for the evening include: International Centre for Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers (ICERAS), The Light Project Pro International, Erasmus+ Cross-border intercultural and societal entrepreneurs project and Tunjur Cultural Association.

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