San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Welcome Summit on Saturday 10th September is a gathering for the groups behind the Refugees Welcome movement from right across the country, powered by Citizens UK and Christian Aid.
It's a moment, one year on from the tragic death of Alan Kurdi, to come together and take stock of the British response to date, to take account of what we've achieved, and most importantly to gain the skills we'll need to build a more welcoming Britain.
There will also be the opportunity to take our asks direct to politicians and UN agencies, around key issues including the protection of refugee children, development of community sponsorship, and building of strong communities. Confirmed politicians attending include members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the anti-slavery commissioner.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
10:30 Doors open, refreshments and cultural performances
PART 1: 11:00 - 12:45 Welcome
What have we achieved so far?
What need to happen next?
Questions to politicians
PART 2: 13:30 - 16:00 Building a shared story of welcome
Change the Story Mass Training in intentional conversations about refugees
Workshops led by top specialists and local groups including: communications, child refugees, trafficking and local welcome
Evaluation and Close