from the Daily Hive:
“Artists and writers who have been persecuted for their work can now call Surrey a safe haven.
The City of Surrey is now Canada’s first International City of Refuge and joins 60 other cities around the world that have committed to providing safety to artists and writers who are in peril in their home countries.
The movement was started by Norway-based International Cities of Refuge Network, also known as ICORN.
The City is partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, the Surrey Public Library, and PEN Canada to provide safety for a writer-at-risk and to allow them to have a platform to speak openly.”
Read more here.