Shepparton Council and allied agencies have selected Restoring Hope as the theme for Refugee Week in Shepparton, 2012.
The theme for Refugee Week this year is Restoring Hope with more information available on the Refugee Week website.
While a refugee's journey begins with danger, it also begins with hope. Refugees flee their homelands not only because they fear persecution, but also because they have hope:
they hope to find freedom from persecution, and safety and security for themselves and their families;
they hope to be given a chance to start a new life and recover from past trauma.
Shepparton Council in partnership with The Ethnic Council, GOTAFE, Uniting Care Cutting Edge, Relationships Australia, Family Relationships Centre, Family Care, Shepparton Interfaith Network, Word and Mouth and ABC Open will be hosting the following events:
Monday 18th June, Harder Auditorium, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Screening three locally produced short films about refugees that have settled in the Goulburn Valley.
Tea and coffee will be available. RSVP to 58329527 for further information.
MAUDE ST MALL LUNCH
Friday 22nd June 12.00pm-2.30pm.
Free BBQ lunch and a Where in the world are you from? and Banner of Hope activity. Vegetarian and halal food available.
Download a Flyer for this event.