Lewisham Borough of Sanctuary Refugee Week Event

Our Refugee Week event this year launched our new campaign “Lewisham Borough of Sanctuary”. The event brought together businesses, community groups, faith groups, Goldsmiths University and Lewisham Council, all determined to make their community a more hospitable place for asylum seekers and refugees as well as tackling the government’s ‘Hostile Environment’.

On the 19th June over 70 people from across the Borough came together to discuss ideas, ask questions and come up with solutions. The Council has already shown its support for the campaign, but the event was only the start.

To keep up to date with the campaign to make Lewisham a Borough of Sanctuary you can sign up to the Lewisham Migration Forum newsletter here or follow it on Twitter.

©Photography: Tariq Chaudry / Corpix Photography

Alessandra Sciarra