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People of the Earth

Promoting community, understanding and connection between local people and displaced people through public events, volunteering and public speaking. “Being a refugee is an experience; not an identity” Mohammad Badran.

Jo Winsloe-Slater

Jo Winsloe Slater

Project Manager

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People of the Earth aims to promote a sense of community, connection and understanding between settled, local people and displaced people through public events, workshops and humanising narratives.

Inside Stories is a series of conversations with people who have been displaced by war, conflict or persecution about their lives, thoughts and hopes for others during the pandemic.

We design and host events, often with refugee and migrant partners and organisations, that bring people together in a spirit of friendship, of learning or a shared passion and interest.

How to get involved

Organisations: Why not plan a visit to the welcoming haven of St Ethelburga’s with its unique history and inspiring stories of compassion, renewal, perseverance and unity.

Organisations and individuals: Got an idea for an event or project to co-create together?

Please get in touch – email Jo Winsloe Slater or text or Whatsap Jo on 07725954005

Upcoming Events

Check out our Events Page for upcoming events.

Teachers and Mentors

Jo Winsloe-Slater

Jo Winsloe Slater

Jo is Project Manager of Refugee Allies at St Ethelburga’s.  She collaborates with individuals and organisations to bring refugee and non-refugee together building empathy and understanding one conversation and one action, at a time. She hosts and co-ordinates events to promote inclusion and leads on the production of Listen to the World Open Mic. A programme where themes of home, displacement, belonging and community meet through music and the traditions and talents of migrants and refugees find a home among local artists.  Jo has worked in the non-profit sector for over twenty years.  She holds a BA (Hons) in Education and a Diploma in group facilitation, conflict resolution and counselling (NAOS).

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