Refugee Week Launch Festival - Sydney

Refugee Week 2018  officially launched in the Barnet Long Room, Customs House, Sydney at 10am last Friday June 15. 

The MCs for the morning were youth representatives and former refugees Simon Shahin and Anyier Yuol.
 
With leading orthopaedic surgeon, Munjed Al Muderis having to cancel due to last minute surgical commitments the key note address was delivered by Refugee Week Ambassador and Geneva delegate Najeeba Wazefadost who spoke about the work of the Refugee Council of Australia in advocating for the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum and the need to continue to provide opportunities for refugees to self represent.  The STARTTS Humanitarian Awards were given to a group of outstanding individuals and included award winning filmmaker, activist, feminist Saba Vasefi who also delivered a speech which included two of her powerful poems Forbidden Gender and National Security.
Refugee Week Launch Sydney
 
The Refugee Council of Australia, coordinators of Refugee Week (June 17-25), are calling on the Australian community to continue to recognise the courage and contribution of refugees throughout Refugee Week 2018. 

#WithRefugees is the theme of Refugee Week 2018 and provides the chance to celebrate the refugees who have made such a great commitment and contribution to Australia and also stand in global solidarity with refugees everywhere. Refugee Week is a time to reflect on the need that millions of people forced from  their homes face, and come together to celebrate the courage of refugees resettling in Australia and also to recognise the generous acts of welcome displayed to refugees by so many caring Australians.
 
WHEN
June 15, 2018 at 10am - 1pm
WHERE
Barnet Long Room, Customs House
CONTACT
Georgie McGrillen ·
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