Refugee Week 2017: Poster Revealed

Refugee Week 2017: Poster Revealed

We are delighted to reveal the 2017 Refugee Week poster image! This year’s poster features Hani Abdile and Ravi Prasad from Sydney café Parliament on King. Ravi set up the café in his front room to train people seeking asylum and refugees to work in hospitality, and Hani- a performance poet and author from Somalia who is just 22 years old- works there on weekends. Ravi and Hani are just one part of the incredible contribution that people from refugee…

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Refugee Week 2017 Update

Refugee Week 2017 Update

In 2017, we’re building on this huge community support to make Refugee Week even better than last year. Planning for welcome dinners, festivals, public storytelling and much more is already underway. Every day and in every state and territory, a huge range of activities, forums, seminars, breakfasts, sporting events, art exhibitions, book launches and films will be on offer. As we approach the week itself, we’ll start sending out a regular bulletin with all of the Refugee Week updates.

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First Ever Refugee Film Festival

First Ever Refugee Film Festival

The Refugee Council of Australia launched Australia’s first ever Refugee Film Festival on Friday, 4th November 2016. The sell-out event took place at Melbourne’s Federation Square with a special screening of Constance on the Edge. Tim O’Connor, Acting CEO of RCOA, said “there couldn’t be a better film for the occasion than Constance on the Edge, a funny and uplifting story of the ups and downs of making a new home”.  Constance herself, as well as the filmmakers, attended the…

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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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