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‘Different Pasts Shared Futures’ - Refugee Week London

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Changing perceptions, opening up recruitment, and the ‘power of play’ were just a few of the many ideas and proposals discussed at our Refugee Week event in Brighton last June titled ‘How Can We Make Our City More Inclusive’, co-hosted with Ambigo.

The event was a serious yet joyful occasion which included lively discussions by inspiring speakers from charities and social enterprise, community group leaders and former refugees sharing their thoughts about how we can make Brighton more inclusive with an audience of over 80 people.

“People need to make sure their councils, politicians and community representatives know that refugee inclusion is important in their town,” said Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP.   “Bosses need to look at their recruitment and adjust the process to attract people with the skills that refugees might have” added Mel Steel, CEO of Brighton’s Voices in Exile. Read more about last year’s event here.

We’re delighted to be hosting another Refugee Week event this year in London, to reinforce our campaign for inclusion of refugee, asylum seekers and migrant communities in the Capital.

Addressing this year’s theme of Different Pasts Shared Futures this event gives a voice to Refugees to share their stories, ambitions and suggestions for making London a more inclusive city, and from inspiring non-profits and organisations whose mission is to support our goal.

Join us at this special Smiley TALK on Wednesday 17th June for a better understanding of refugee experiences and to celebrate refugee contributions to our Capital. The event is free and everyone is welcome.



  • 6pm- 6.35pm Registration
  • 6.35pm- 6.40pm - Introduction to Smiley TALKS (5 mins)
  • 6.40pm-7.10pm- Opening Speech & Keynote (30 mins)
  • 7.10pm- 8.10pm- Moderated Panel discussion & Audience Q&A (1 hour)
  • 8.10pm- 8.55pm Workshop
  • 8.55pm – 9pm - Closing Remarks & Calls to Action
  • 9pm- 10pm -Networking session & refreshments
  • 10pm Event Ends

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