2019 Refugee Week

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

Find out more on the campaign’s webste: https://www.refugeeweek.org.au/.
Also, check out Refugee Week events on the RAR website.

2019 Refugee Week major events

  • June 16 – June 23: National Week of Prayer
  • Coordinated action and prayer for the Catholic community
    from around Australia will join together for people seeking asylum.
    Organise yourself, your school, parish or organisation to
    join us and register today!
  • 20 June – World Refugee Day
    Tamil Feast – Bayside Refugee Advocacy & Support Association

  • Manus: Hear the stories of the men detained on Manus Island in their own words.
    Manus has been officially selected for the 2019 St. Kilda Film Festival. The festival runs from the 21st to the 30th June and Manus screens to the public on Saturday 22nd June at 1.30 pm.
    See a trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCcl9CEuWaM
  • 22-23 June: Exhibition  Facebook event details here.
  • 23  June: Sydney forum Facebook event details here.

Sunday 16 June – Saturday 22 June

  • Some Newcastle events in RFW:

Stories of Arrival: different pasts, shared futures 
Opening Refugee week with a discussion and shared meal with refugees and our wider community, exploring the experience of refugees settling in Newcastle and the practical ways that we, as a community, can assist them.  Multifunction room Wallsend Public Library 1:30 pm Sunday 16 June. Facebook event here .

“Sanlundia” book launch with author ZT Quinn at NCC library 6:15 Mon 17 June (Amnesty Newcastle , Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy, Newcastle Region Library).

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