Cultural Calendar: Refugee Week

Posted on
04 June 2021

Refugee week was founded in 1998 and over the years has grown into a global celebration of the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. This year's theme is 'We cannot walk alone'; a reference to Martin Luther King's speech 'I have a dream'.

The challenges of the past year have exposed the deep inequalities between us, including in housing, income and access to healthcare. But the crisis has also shown how interconnected we are – that the wellbeing of each of us depends on the welfare, safety and hard work of others. We are part of a shared ‘us’. (


Small steps can create change through expanding your knowledge. Refugee Week has 8 Simple Acts that you can do. For more information about these please visit Dont forget to click the above link for Simple Acts No. 5: We cannot walk alone poster activity.