Refugee Week Launch Festival - Melbourne

Coming into an election year, we believe in 2018 it is important to think about how we can collectively work towards a humane policy towards refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. We want to ask the question – how can we affect the change we want? 

As such, the Refugee Week launch event in Melbourne will provide a unique opportunity for us to come together to think outside the box, engage our creativity, get inspired, challenge each other and discuss ways that we can help create a refugee policy in our country that we can all be proud of. 

The aim of the event is to try to encourage people to think what we want to be celebrating this time next year and how we can all work together to get there. Our aim is to try to provide a space where a diverse array of people can come together to share ideas, plans, to challenge and inspire each other and stimulate new thinking. 

WHO A range of community members, supporters, high–profile speakers, students and friends with a focus on prioritising the voices of people with lived experience as a refugee and/or seeking asylum. Speakers include:

  • Mariam Issa
  • Neelima Choahan
  • Barat Ali Batoor
  • Lizzy Kuoth
  • Bwe Thay
  • Imtiyaz 'Minty' Saberi
  • Joyce Chia
  • with more TBA

WHAT A 2.5 hour engaging, interactive and inspiring discussion about how we can change Australia’s refugee policy and public debate.

We want to ask the question – how can we affect the change we want?

We would like to invite your insights, ideas and inspiration and have your say on how we can all work together to create a more humane policy for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. Send us your ideas, questions or a short pitch and we will present them at Melbourne’s Refugee Week Launch event at Federation Square’s Deakin Edge on Sunday June 17. Please keep your submissions to a maximum of 50 words.

You can also respond to other people's responses to show support and interest!

https://refugeeweek-refugeecouncilaus.nationbuilder.com/your_say

 

This event is supported by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government.

WHEN
June 17, 2018 at 1:45pm - 4:15pm
WHERE
Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Swanston St & Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia
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CONTACT
Samara James · · 0488 035 535
196 RSVPS
Shawfikul Islam Tiana Vasiliadis Thalia and Georgie Collard  and Stubbs antonia schuster Nicky Tyndale-Biscoe Elise Collins Raza Hussaini Cat Baud COURTney Dunn Jytte Holmqvist Semele Costelloe Anastasia Costelloe Craig Broadbent Tanya McConvell Kathleen Chapman Elizabeth Cox Agnes Liberatore Elisa Scarica Hassan Nur Hussein Abdi stephanie seeger Amanda McKenna Casey Domingo Vibol Hy Ruhi Ali Howid Madir Jake Mulligan Trish Cameron Colleen Bartolomei Western Region Ethnic Communities Council c/o Ms Colleen Bartolomei Andi Sebastian Ishma Alvi Divya Jacob Kumpiluthotty Con Pagonis aleisha fonte de vos Vito Carrozzo Touraj Rezaei Adelle Tamblyn christine semerdjian Ella Taghipour Helen Fox Valentine Dubois Peter Ajak Ying Li Toh Jahidus Salam Rachael Kitching Chris Lloyd Natasha Kapoor Nancy Donaldson

Who's RSVPing

Shawfikul Islam
Tiana Vasiliadis
Thalia and Georgie Collard  and Stubbs
antonia schuster
Nicky Tyndale-Biscoe
Elise Collins
Raza Hussaini
Cat Baud
COURTney Dunn
Jytte Holmqvist
Semele Costelloe
Anastasia Costelloe
Craig Broadbent
Tanya McConvell
Kathleen Chapman
Elizabeth Cox
Agnes Liberatore
Elisa Scarica
Hassan Nur Hussein Abdi

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