Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 18:30 to 22:00

World Refugee Day

Jean Paul Samputu

Migration and the refugee crisis continue to dominate the political agenda causing fear, populist rhetoric, hatred and division in our communities. A new and positive narrative is emerging to counteract the disunity, mistrust and conflict in our nation. Come and celebrate World Refugee Day with our inspirational panellist of speakers in a joint effort to respond creatively to the wider debate. Each one of us can play a part in changing the narrative.


Gibril Faal OBE, Director of Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT)
The Rt Hon the Lord Hamilton of Epsom, House of Lords
Marguerite Horner, International Artist
Simon Israel, Senior Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News
Ben Magnolis, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Grange
Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) UK
Ulrike Schmidt, Amnesty International, Country Coordinator for Eastern and Central Europe

There will be special Iftar dinner to celebrate the last days of Ramadan where both Muslim and non-Muslim friends will break bread together and special music from one of the most prominent African artists on the world stage, Jean Paul Samputu. Samputu is a Peace activist and travels the world to spread the message of peace, hope, forgiveness, reconciliation, and love through music.

When: Tuesday 20 June 6.30pm refreshments 7pm start, 10.00pm end
Where: 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD
Free entry, all donations welcome
Please book early as space is limited to 100.

RSVP: london.reception@iofc.org or book via Eventbrite.

This is an Initiatives of Change event in partnership with Bright Future Foundation, The Grange, International Centre for Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers (ICERAS), Light Project International and the Next Century Foundation.


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