Refugee week celebrations

Thursday 24 May 2018

Two young girls wearing a headscarf

Join us to celebrate Refugee Week by recognising the important and positive contributions that refugees make to our Yarra community.

This years theme is 'with Refugees' which highlights the move to a more politicised position in 2018 for the recognition and rights of people who have and now seek refuge in Australia.

We will be hosting 2 free events in Yarra during the week. 

Abe Nouk Poetry performance

Join us at Fitzroy Library on Thursday 21 June from 7pm to 8pm to experience Abe Nouk's poetry performance. 

Abe Nouk, born in Sudan, was illiterate when he and his family arrive in Australia in 2004 under the UN High Commission Refugee Status. His realisation of freedom of speech inspired his talent as an author and performer of written words. 

His unique perspective enriches the Australian landscape. 

For more information, see the event page.

Panel discussion 

Come along to Richmond Town Hall on Wednesday 20 June from 6pm to 8pm and join in conversation with expert refugee and asylum seeker advocates to discuss what Refugee Week means and how can we stand united. 

In the current political climate and broader Australian culture, we have asked panelists what does Refugee Week mean to them and how can we stand united?

The panellists are:

  • Mariam Issa (Author of A Resilient Life)
  • Fadak Alfayadh (Human Rights Advocate)
  • David Burke (Human Rights Law Centre)
  • Danijel Malbasa (Lawyer and Advocate).

A 'Shared Humanity' art exhibition will also be a feature of the night.

For more information, see the event page


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