What’s in a welcome? It’s a word we hear often in relation to Australia’s refugee movement – but in the context of hostile refugee policy and unceded sovereignty, what meanings can it hold? The Wheeler Centre will present an online exploration about Austalia’s “Welcome” in collaboration with the Refugee Council of Australia on Sunday 14 June 2020, 6.15pm-7.15pm at wheelercentre.com
Together with the Refugee Council of Australia, we’re hosting the official launch of Refugee Week 2020. We’ll kick off the week-long celebration with a deep dive into the parallels and intersections between Indigenous and refugee rights, curated by director, creative producer and playwright Grace Edward and hosted by Shabnam Safa. Speakers from Australia’s First Nations and refugee communities will reflect on complex ideas of hospitality, community, diversity and tolerance – through Australia’s past and present.
Presented in partnership with Refugee Council of Australia.