Our main speaker, Gulwali Passarlay, is the esteemed author of the best-selling autobiography, “The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee’s Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half The World”. Since arriving in the UK in 2007 after being forced to leave Afghanistan as a boy, Gulwali has achieved beyond all odds to become a political campaigner for refugees’ rights, social justice and education. The experience of his journey to the UK shaped his future and inspired an insatiable determination and commitment to raise awareness and make a difference for other refugees.
We will also have poetry by Fiona Stone, sing-along pop and rock songs to celebrate being alive, and a member of the community telling us how they’re “trying their best”. Please stay after for tea, biscuits, and lively conversation with other members of the community.