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Dear Friends,

We hope this email finds you well.

We would like to invite you join us for the event “Celebrating Sanctuary, the road ahead” on the morning of Saturday 3 July. With the centrally managed Sanctuary Everywhere programme coming to an end shortly, we would like to use this online space to celebrate the last few years of Sanctuary work. It will also be a space to make connections and find out how sanctuary meetings can continue to access support as we prepare to move on to a new phase of our witness work. 

This event is open to all Friends from Sanctuary meetings, the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) and those who have been creating sanctuary during the last few years and decades.. Please pass on this invitation to all Friends in your meeting interested in the future of our racial and migrant justice work!


This event will be hosted by QPSW and QARN!
3 July, Saturday - 11:00 - 13:00 
Find out more and register here

We like to ask you to send the following if you can: 

  1. Do you have photos or other materials from your work in the last few years? We would love to use photos, videos and other images of sanctuary work during the gathering.

  2. Do you have a story of a witness to tell, please email us some details, what was your meeting concerned about? Who was involved in taking action? What would you like others to know?

We would really appreciate hearing from you at philipw@quaker.org.uk

We hope to see you there!
Tatiana Garavito and Philip Wood
QPSW Sanctuary Everywhere team

Refugee Week Craftivism - 14-20 June 

Just a quick reminder of the upcoming Refugee Week actions that you may want to get involved in. The theme for this year's Refugee Week is 'We cannot walk alone' and a group of Friends have organised an activity to illustrate this. The idea is to make chains of people, holding hands, which can be put on railings, around trees etc, to catch the attention of passers by. The people could be coloured in, or dressed in scraps of material, to emphasise our diversity. Paper or more durable materials could be used; see what you can find at home that can be used up. Have fun! 

This activity was organised by a group of Friends who have been meeting since last autumn. For more information, the Quaker craftivists have produced a toolkit where Friends can find information and ideas for taking part in this action which you can download here.

If you join in this project we would love to hear from you and see your creations. Please send us your photos sanctuary@quaker.org.uk
Thank you for reading!

As always, if you or your meeting have any work or projects to share or you have needs for support please get in contact with Tatiana or Philip. We would love to hear from you.
 

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