Refugee Week Events

Refugee Week exists to celebrate the valued contributions refugees make to Australian society.

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  • Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 12:00 PM through June 30, 2018

    Street Children Of Kabul and more work.

  • Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 08:18 PM through June 24, 2018 · 2 rsvps
    World Vision National Office in Burwood East, Australia

    Rice is Nice (Rice for Refugees Drive)

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    In the lead up to World Refugee Week (18-22 June) World Vision is collecting Basmati Rice to help The Salvation Army Asylum Seeker & Refugee Service which feeds over 500 families a month. Pick up a bag of BASMATI rice during your next supermarket shop and drop your donation off at our National Office in Burwood East during office hours. #RiceIsNice

  • Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM through June 24, 2018
    State Libary of Western Australia in Perth, Australia

    Our images and voices - using photovoice to explore refugee women perspectives on resettlement in WA

    An exhibition of photos and stories from women who have resettled as refugees in WA. It provides a glimpse into women’s lives and raises community awareness about the issues faced in starting a new life in Australia. 

  • Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM through June 25, 2018

    The Same Moon Art Exhibition

    Refugee Week will come to life in the Eurobodalla with Poetry, Art, Short Film, Storytelling, and a Sale. The week culminates in a Sri Lankan Tamil Food Feast.

    The Same Moon Exhibition presents works by people who have a lived experience of being a refugee. The exhibition includes works by local artists to mark this year's theme: With Refugees.

    The artworks will be on display at Moruya, Narooma and Bateman’s Bay Libraries, as well as Moruya Books and Nourish on North.

    A creative collaboration between the Libraries and the Refugee Action Collective Eurobodalla, the shire-wide exhibition also invites members of the community to come together on Thursday 21st for an evening of short film, storytelling and poetry at 5pm till 6.30pm at Bateman’s Bay Library (see separate entry for more details re: Under The Same Moon Event)

    Locals will be able to come together to mark the importance and significance of Refugee Week at the Same Moon Event on Thursday evening.

    We warmly invite community to experience these compelling artworks.

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 01:00 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Craft in Melbourne, Australia

    COLLABORATIVE GARLAND MAKING WORKSHOP AT CRAFT

    Craft will mark World Refugee Day #WithRefugees with a collaborative garland making workshop. This workshop is facilitated by Island Welcome artists Anna Davern, Belinda Newick, Michelle Cangiano, and Nicky Hepburn.

     

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Stories about Hope in Wagga Wagga

    Discover the untold stories of hope in Australia's refugee community in their words. 

    ‘Stories about Hope’ explores the human dignity, identity, and strength in people from refugee backgrounds through photography and short films. 

    After three successful exhibitions in NSW and Victoria, we invite you to join us at the Museum of the Riverina for the opening night on June 20 (5:00pm for 5:30pm start). 

    This exhibition celebrates the courage and resilience of people who have undertaken diverse journeys to Australia throughout different points in history, and through their stories, prove that your past does not define you and can give you strength to move forward with confidence.

    Stories about Hope are created and produced by Renee Dixson, the multidisciplinary artist from a refugee background. 

    The opening night will feature a talk by Renee Dixson, the artist and producer and Tina Dixson, one of the project participants. 

    This is a free event. 

    Stories About Hope has an associated book, that will be available for purchase at the exhibition. Profit from books sales will be donated to organisations working with people seeking asylum.

    Check out other associated events: 
    #FightRight: how to best support people from refugee backgrounds, https://www.facebook.com/events/1667639753355643/
    - Being queer and a refugee. https://www.facebook.com/events/1797272487028901/
    Check the links and book your tickets while they last.

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM · $35.00 AUD
    Eltham Bookshop in Eltham , Australia

    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted - A co versation about loss, memory, migration and love.

    Eltham Bookshop warmly invites you to join acclaimed author Robert Hillman to discuss his new book The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted. This is a story of the journey of a holocaust survivor, her journey to a small country town in Australia, her resilience and courage, her loss and grief, and her encounter with a compassionate farmer. Their story will resonate with many new and old arrivals in Australia. Robert Hillman is known for his books  Rugmaker Of Mazarin e Sharif, Hobey Thief, Gurrumul, Malini and many more.Please call9439 8700 and reserve your space. The entry cost includes a copy of the book. 

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM · $35.00 AUD
    Eltham Bookshop in Eltham , Australia

    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted - A co versation about loss, memory, migration and love.

    Eltham Bookshop warmly invites you to join acclaimed author Robert Hillman to discuss his new book The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted. This is a story of the journey of a holocaust survivor, her journey to a small country town in Australia, her resilience and courage, her loss and grief, and her encounter with a compassionate farmer. Their story will resonate with many new and old arrivals in Australia. Robert Hillman is known for his books  Rugmaker Of Mazarin e Sharif, Hobey Thief, Gurrumul, Malini and many more.Please call9439 8700 and reserve your space. The entry cost includes a copy of the book. 

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM · $35.00 AUD
    Eltham Bookshop in Eltham , Australia

    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted - A co versation about loss, memory, migration and love.

    Eltham Bookshop warmly invites you to join acclaimed author Robert Hillman to discuss his new book The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted. This is a story of the journey of a holocaust survivor, her journey to a small country town in Australia, her resilience and courage, her loss and grief, and her encounter with a compassionate farmer. Their story will resonate with many new and old arrivals in Australia. Robert Hillman is known for his books  Rugmaker Of Mazarin e Sharif, Hobey Thief, Gurrumul, Malini and many more.Please call9439 8700 and reserve your space. The entry cost includes a copy of the book. 

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM · $14.00 AUD · 3 rsvps

    Human Flow Film Screening

    Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative and NSW Refugee Health Service present this Refugee Week Event.

    HUMAN FLOW A detailed exploration of the global refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

    Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis, the greatest human displacement since World War II, in this breathtakingly epic film journey HUMAN FLOW.

    Please join us at 6pm for a 6.15 start, commencing with a short introduction and ending with a very short talk.  For more discussion after the event join us in the foyer

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