Refugee Week 2018 in Shepparton

Refugee Week will be celebrated from Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June 2018. #WithRefugees is the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia. In observance of Refugee Week, the Shepparton Interfaith Network in collaboration with AMEP at GOTAFE will present a seminar and discussion on Benefits of Refugee and Migrant Contributions to Australia at the Harder Auditorium on Tuesday 19 June, at from 11:00 – 12:30pm. There will be a launch of Refugee Week 2018 at Maude St Mall on Monday 18th of June, 2018, from 1:00pm – to 2:00pm


Today, more than ever, we need a global movement to demand the safety and rights of refugees are protected.

In Australia, it is the responsibility of our Government, and each one of us

to ensure people forced to flee from their homes can live with dignity and with hope.

History

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Originally celebrated in 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June).

In 2018, Refugee Week will be held from Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June.

2018 Theme

The Refugee Council of Australia has chosen #WithRefugees is the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia. Today, more than ever, we need a global movement to demand the safety and rights of refugees are protected. In Australia, it is the responsibility of our Government, and each one of us to ensure people forced to flee from their homes can live with dignity and with hope.

 

 

Refugee Week Launch

Join us as we celebrate the positive contributions refugees bring to our community.

Get the chance to listen to some of the success stories directly from members of our community, experience their music and enjoy some of their achievements.

Thank you to the following partners for this event and the events that will be held throughout the week: Victoria Police, Uniting, Primary Care Connect, GV Libraries, GOTAFE, Shepparton Interfaith Network, McGuire College, the Ethnic Council Shepparton & District, Centre for Multicultural Youth, Shepparton Art Museum, Save the Children and St Paul’s Lutheran Church and African House.

 

 

Refugee Week Launch Details

When: Monday 18th of June, 2018, at 1:00pm – to 2:00pm
Where: Maude Street Mall, Shepparton
Cost: FREE
Contact: Sarmed on (03) 5832 9527 or communityadmin@shepparton.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

 

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