Sanctuary Cafés, Refugee Week and other events
Refugee Week 2021
Refugee Week (14-20 June 2021) is an annual festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. The theme of the 2021 festival is We Cannot Walk Alone.
Coffee Bank for sanctuary seekers in campus cafés
We are delighted to support the Reading City of Sanctuary Coffee Bank initiative in cafés on campus. Instead of ordering your usual cappuccino, buy two drinks and leave one in the bank to support local sanctuary seekers and Reading City of Sanctuary!
Maggie Filipova-Rivers, Reading City of Sanctuary Manager, said:
“We are thrilled to see yet another brilliant initiative to be launched by the University of Reading, an initiative which will facilitate contact among members of our diverse community and ultimately foster an environment of understanding and welcome for people fleeing war and persecution. Thank you to all for the hard work getting this set up in the most unprecedented of circumstances”.
Read more about Refugee Week on the#DiversityReading blog.
Read more about the University of Reading’s City of Sanctuary activities.