We’re excited that our two online Education Days are coming up soon on 30 May and 1 June.

The idea for these events came from a new walker last year.  She said she’d like to learn more about the issues and become more confident in talking to others about why Refugee Tales has to exist.  

Please join us if you are a Refugee Tales walker who wants to learn more about the experiences of people held in detention, the factors that lead people to become asylum seekers and refugees, and the context for the work of Refugee Tales. If you are a visitor with GDWG and familiar with the issues, this may not be for you.  

Please join one event or both.  Each has a mix of sessions led by different people, including people with lived experience of detention.  There will be some small group conversations and plenty of opportunities to ask questions. 

Saturday 30 May 10.30 – 13.00 (followed by optional online social lunch) 

  • The history and evolution of GDWG and Refugee Tales 
  • What drives migration? 
  • About immigration detention – who, where and why? 
  • What happens after detention? 

Monday 1 June 10.30 – 13.00 

  • The GDWG visitor experience – reflections and insights 
  • Being prepared for challenging questions 
  • What questions does coronavirus pose for Refugee Tales and our work? 
  • About the Friends of GDWG 
  • Refugee Tales 2020 

Sign up to join us on Saturday 30 May and Monday 1 June 
We shall use Zoom as the platform for these events. If you would like to join, please email refugeetales@gdwg.org.uk  to register your place.  Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to take part in the Zoom meetings.  We shall gather from 10.20am on Zoom for a 10.30am start.  
We look forward to seeing you!