Refugee Week Bulletin 23 June 2016

June 23 2016 Refugee Week Bulletin View this email in your browser Refugee Week 2016: Off to a Flying Start! Wow - what a start to the biggest Refugee Week that Australia has ever seen! We at the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) headquarters have been inspired and humbled by your response and support. The Sydney and Melbourne Launches were hugely successful, with political leaders from across the spectrum coming together for refugees on Friday at Sydney's new Inner West Refugee Hub, and many,…

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THANK YOU for attending the first ever Festival of Welcome!

Thank you for attending the Festival of Welcome View this email in your browser THANK YOU  for attending the first ever Festival of Welcome! Thank you so much for coming along and helping us to make the first ever Festival of Welcome a huge success. The wintry weather is clearly no match for Melburnians - thousands of you came together on Sunday to extend an incredible welcome to refugee communities, with dancing, singing, delicious food, face painting and much, much more.We hope you…

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Refugee Week Bulletin 15 June 2016

June 15 2016 Refugee Week Bulletin View this email in your browser Refugee Week : 19-25 June 2016: It's the final countdown! It's such an exciting time here at the Refugee Council of Australia headquarters. Refugee Week is just around the corner and over 300 amazing events have already been registered up and down the country, making this officially Australia's biggest Refugee Week celebration to date!  On top of that, our amazing youth delegates boarded their planes this weekend and headed off to…

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Refugee Week Bulletin 7 June 2016

June 7 2016 Refugee Week Bulletin View this email in your browser Refugee Week : 19-25 June 2016  Welcome to the third edition of the Refugee Week 2016 Bulletin, where we provide you with information about events, ambassadors, resources and much more. Do get involved and send us information about what you will be up to during Refugee Week so that we can promote it for you. You may even see your event featured in the next bulletin! Festival of Welcome You are warmly invited to…

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Refugee Week Bulletin 9 May 2016

May 9 2016 Refugee Week Bulletin View this email in your browser Refugee Week : 19-25 June 2016  Welcome to the second Refugee Week 2016 Bulletin.  Every fortnight from now until Refugee Week, we will be sending you updates about events, ambassadors, resources and much more. Do get involved and to send us information about what you will be up to during Refugee Week so that we can promote it for you. You may even see your event featured in the next bulletin, send your events torefugeeweek@refugeecouncil.org.au.…

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Celebrate Refugee Week and host a Freedom Stories Screening

The new Australian documentary, 'Freedom Stories', tells the stories of former ‘boat people’ who are now Australian citizens. Directed by award winning filmmaker, Steve Thomas 'Freedom Stories' is a thoughtful and uplifting film that places humanity back in this often politicised debate. “With courage let us all combine” is the theme for Refugee Week 2016 (June 19-25) and recognising the link with the documentary, the producers of 'Freedom Stories' are working with the Refugee Council of Australia to enable you to screen the film in Refugee Week.…

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Refugee Week Bulletin

As we approach the week itself, we will start sending out our popular Refugee Week bulletin.  The bulletin will contain the latest information about the launches and events which will take place across Australia during Refuge Week. Remember to email events@refugeecouncil.org.au to keep us up to date with information about the events that you have planned, so that we can promote your event through our media channels.

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2015 Refugee Week Resource Kit now available

This year, Refugee Week is being celebrated from Sunday 14th June to Saturday 20 June 2015. The Refugee Council of Australia is encouraging organisations to celebrate a unified Refugee Week based around the theme ‘With courage let us all combine’. This Resource Kit has been designed to help community organisations, event organisers and teachers to prepare for Refugee Week. The 2015 kit is available here.

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