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Sanctuary at Sheffield festivals

Local people have been spreading the word about sanctuary at festivals taking place in Sheffield over the summer. Supporters of organisations such as City of Sanctuary Sheffield, ASSIST and Sheffield Conversation Club have attended events and distributed fliers explaining why people are forced to leave their countries. They’ve also provided information about all the different ways people can get involved. One of the highlights was an invitation to speak at the Tramlines Music Festival, where City of Sanctuary Sheffield trustee Ouattara Houadjotany (pictured) spoke about the importance of sanctuary for people fleeing persecution. This is one of a number of initiatives under the Summer of Sanctuary banner, funded by the Safer & Sustainable Communities Partnership.