The sun was shining at Govanhill Community Gardens on Thursday for We Grow Stronger Together, hosted by Milk Cafe. We had a lovely afternoon making new friends. There was delicious food, freshly-picked mint tea, pot painting, vegetable planting and excellent conversation.
It’s World Refugee Day on Sunday and we’re coming together in a show of solidarity with people forced to flee their homes in search of safety.
This summer is the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention, a UN treaty that defends the rights of refugees. In the last 70 years, many people fleeing conflict, persecution and human rights abuses have sought sanctuary here in Scotland and they have enriched our communities in so many ways.
It’s been a difficult year for everyone. That’s why it’s more important than ever to celebrate our refugee communities.
Will you to join us in giving a warm welcome to people who have arrived in Scotland in search of safety?
Here’s how you can get involved:
1. Take a picture of yourself with our digital ‘Aye Welcome Refugees’ poster, which you can download here.
2. Share your photo on social media. You can use the suggested wording below, or chose a message of your own:
For as long as people are forced to flee war and persecution, #AyeWelcomeRefugees!
3. Post your photo between 11am – 1pm on World Refugee Day, Sunday 20 June. Or send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm this Friday and we will share it for you on Sunday.
Join us this World Refugee Day and be part of a positive movement, showing friendship and solidarity with people seeking safety.