Refugee Week in Shepparton

refugeeweekRefugee Week runs from Sunday, 18 June to Saturday, 24 June, 2017. To contribute to Refugee Week, the Shepparton Interfaith Network in collaboration with GOTAFE Multicultural Education Centre gave a seminar and discussion on Australia’s Migration and Australia’s Welcome at the Harder Auditorium on Tuesday 20 June. Particpants responded enthusiastically.

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Bendigo: Great Stupa gets $2.5 million funding boost

Bendigo’s majestic Great Stupa of Universal Compassion will progress towards an important landmark in construction thanks to a $2.5 million grant. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bendigo, West Maree Edwards and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan in announcing the funding today while visiting the Great Stupa, cementing Bendigo’s position as an international travel destination and a place of multi-faith expression.

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Compassion and Conscience: Julian Burnside speaks in Shepparton

A packed room awaited Julian Burnside’s address on “Yes to Multiculturalism” at The Carrington in Shepparton on Harmony Day, 22 March 2017. Former Police Prosecutor Gordon Porter addressed the group, as did Mayor Dinny Adem and Monsignor Peter Jeffrey, who spoke on the history of multiculturalism in Shepparton.

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Voices for Harmony: Burnside talk on Multiculturalism Fully Booked Out



Julian Burnside QC will headline an event in Shepparton this month celebrating the 10th anniversary of community group Voices of Harmony. His topic is “Yes to Multiculturalism“. The event is fully booked out, and no more bookings are available.

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Future Voices – Building Opportunity and Social Cohesion

Future Voices acts to build young people’s skills, aspirations and connection to the community. Future Voices develops better futures for young people through building hope and strong aspirations, understanding career paths and employment opportunities, linking with employers and local opportunities, especially in skill shortage areas, delivering life and work skill learning, work experience and mentoring, engagement of community and family in a holistic approach and strengthening cross cultural understanding and inter country relations.
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Voices for Harmony: Julian Burnside to speak in Shepparton

Noted Human Rights campaigner and Refugee advocate Julian Burnside AO QC, will speak at Shepparton on 21 March 2017 as part of the Voices for Harmony 10th Anniversary celebrations. Julian Burnside will give an address on the topic, Yes to Multiculturalism at the Carrington Hotel on Tuesday 21 March.

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Letters to a Young Muslim

In a series of essays Omar Saif Ghobash (former UAE ambassador to Russia) offers a guide for young Muslims to navigate the complex 21st century. Although the book is written in the form of letters to his 15 year-old son Saif, the advice and counsel he offers is appropriate for Muslims of all ages. Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi read the book “Letters to a Young Muslim.”

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Sri Lankan Musical and Cultural Evening

Goulburn Valley Sri Lankan Musical Night was held in the evening of Sunday 11th of December 2016 at the African House which was organised by the Ethnic Council of Shepparton & District. Approximately 80 people gathered at St Paul’s African house to experience the richness of Sri Lankan Culture.

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Who has the final say over your dead body?

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You might have an idea of what you’d like to happen to your body after you die, but the instructions you leave won’t be legally binding. The Law Report learns why that can be a huge problem, particularly for Indigenous Australians, and why the law is under review.

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Multicultural Animated Films Festival

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The Best of the Melbourne International Animation Festival aims to bring together like-minded people to support visual arts culture in northern Victoria. Initiated and curated by Shepparton based animation artist, Mimi Leung, this exciting event is another first for Shepparton. This event will be offered at the Harder Auditorium on evening of Saturday, 8 October.

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Emerge Cultural Leadership ~ Music and Arts

culturalA series of free Cultural Leadership Workshops are presented each year for artists to build new diverse leadership, specific artform skills and cultural development. These include focused development workshops providing tailored advice for musicians as part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s (MAV’s) State of Culture Music Program. Multicultural Arts Victoria will be at St Paul’s African House from 6pm on Tuesday, 4 October.
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Asylum Seeker Workshop, Shepparton

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The ASRC Community Engagement Team is working with communities across Victoria to share tools that reframe the national conversation and shift attitudes about the rights of people seeking asylum. The Asylum Seeker Resource Team will be in Shepparton on Saturday 8 October. Registration includes catering for lunch.

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Immigration: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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Australia sometimes seems to suffer a mysterious case of multiple-amnesia over immigration. We are a nation built on migrants, but we have forgotten that almost every new wave of immigrants has been resented and resisted by those already here, especially those who were migrants themselves. There is no expression of fear, bigotry, suspicion and hate now directed indiscriminately against Muslims that was not used passionately with malice aforethought and intent to harm and hurt against the Irish, the Chinese and the Jews.

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Leadership Victoria Course for Shepparton

lv1 Shepparton Interfaith Network is a partner in the forthcoming New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program to be conducted in Shepparton. The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) provides an outstanding opportunity for potential and current leaders from new and emerging communities across Victoria to build their leadership skills and capacity in order to contribute to community development. ... Read more...

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