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Join Fleur Anderson MP for an event on creating sanctuary in Wandsworth

Updated: Apr 11, 2021

Join us on the 20th of April 2021 for an evening of learning, inspiration and discussion to explore how we can welcome refugees and asylum seekers in Wandsworth.

Refugees and asylum seekers are forced to flee their homes and make the perilous journey to the UK. If they make it here, they face a hostile welcome - poor living conditions, isolation and discrimination.

Join Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees to discuss how we can build sanctuaries and create unity in a time of divisive rhetoric. You may be part of a local business, organisation or an individual who would like to hear more and contribute to the conversation. Everybody welcome!

Hear from experts by experience and local refugee organisations about what’s worked well in other areas and what we can learn from this.

Speakers include:

  • Fleur Anderson MP - Member of Parliament for Putney and a founding member of Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees

  • Councillor Kevin Bonavia - Lewisham Councillor and champion of the Lewisham Borough of Sanctuary movement

  • Maggie Filipova-Rivers: City of Sanctuary Regional Coordinator and Contact for London

  • Kim Hackleman - Belgrade Theatre of Sanctuary, Coventry

  • Julie Mckirdy - Thimblemill Library of Sanctuary, West Midlands

  • Cheryl Andrews, Chair of Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees

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