Free events in Preston will mark refugee week

Preston is preparing to showcase its generosity.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 10:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 11:06 am
Free events in Preston will mark refugee week

The University of Central Lancashire has joined forces with city-wide organisations to host a variety of free events marking Refugee Week.

From June 17 and 22, the Preston campus will host five sessions covering migration and the struggles people face.

They include a workshop entitled The experiences of forced migrants, delivered by the British Red Cross’s Wonder Phiri, a film screening of ‘Human Flow’ and two sessions delivered by Amnesty International trainers. UCLan academics Dr Raphael Hoermann and David Knight will each give lectures covering Windrush Day.

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The UCLan Dance and Confucius Institute will also be supporting a community event at the Sahara Centre.

The Preston Black History Group and Preston City of Sanctuary are among the other organisations involved. Find out more at