Refugee Week 2020 Poster Is Here!

Refugee Week 2020 Poster is here!

It's official - the Refugee Week 2020 poster has landed! As we prepare ourselves for the first-ever digital Refugee Week, we have this amazing resource you can use to promote Refugee Week. Given Refugee Week 2020 is going digital, we encourage you to download the poster and share it far and wide. A limited number of printed posters will be available. Please email refugeeweek@refugeecouncil.org.au to discuss getting hardcopy posters delivered. Download a PDF of the poster here. Pick up a…

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Share A Meal, Share A Story Returns In 2020!

Share a Meal, Share a Story returns in 2020!

Overview  Share a Meal, Share a Story is a community fundraising initiative of the Refugee Council of Austalia. We are encouraging people to get together, share a delicious meal, and share stories that help build empathy and understanding of refugee experiences. We had initially decided to postpone Share a Meal, Share a Story for 2020, but given the easing of restrictions, we are going ahead with it! Be sure to check out our dedicated Share a Meal, Share a Story…

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Host A Watch Party This Refugee Week

Host a Watch Party this Refugee Week

In 2020, Refugee Week is changing. In light of COVID-19 we are moving this important celebration of refugees online. One of the best ways to connect with others while practicing physical distancing is to host a watch party of a film. We have included some great, freely available films for you to share and watch with your friends. Be sure to snap a photo and share it across social media using the hashtag #RefugeeWeek #YearOfWelcome We are very grateful to…

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Webinars Exploring Refugee Issues

Webinars exploring refugee issues

PAST WEBINARS WITH AVAILABLE RESOURCES   1. British Council - Language for Resilience: World Refugee Day This webinar looks at the topic of language education and resilience. Recordings available at: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/language-resilience-world-refugee-day-webinar Brycs - Bridginf Refugees Youth and Children Services Various webinars available at the following website: https://brycs.org/category/webinar/  Child Protection Hub for South East Europe The webinar will present ADRA’s study, "Room for Women and Girls: Female Voices From Refugees and Migrants in Serbia", which presents 91 testimonies of women and girls…

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Send Us Resources, Ideas And Content For Refugee Week

Send us resources, ideas and content for Refugee Week

As Refugee Week is going digital and online in 2020 we are looking for material that we can share with others to participate in a creative and inspiring Refugee Week. Normally we would gather in large groups and celebrate the amazing resilience and achievements of people of refugee background. Just because we can't gather in 2020, does not mean we can't still celebrate! If you have written poems, made films, written songs, created artwork, made a teaching resource, a factsheet…

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Sponsors

Sponsors

As Refugee Week fast approaches, we want to thank those who help make it happen. Refugee Week is coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia each year with the generous support of many organisations, businesses & trusts. In 2020, we sincerely thank the support of our two event partners without whom we could simply not do this! Event Partners   For a full list of sponsors as well as information about how your organisation or business could sponsor Refugee Week,…

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Evan Yako – 2020 Refugee Week Ambassador

Evan Yako – 2020 Refugee Week Ambassador

A Passion Project Evan Yako is an Assyrian session drummer, educator, music producer and creative director of Real Rhythm Studio in Sydney, Australia. His passion project, Healing Through Evan Yako’s Drumming, supports young people connect with the power of music in schools. His first solo album, Inspirational Stories will be released in 2020. Evan’s passion for world, fusion and jazz music began in childhood and his earliest memories include playing pots and pans as drums. Not being raised in a musical…

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Host A Listen Party This Refugee Week

Host a listen party this Refugee Week

In 2020, Refugee Week is changing. In light of COVID-19 we are moving this important celebration of refugees online. One of the best ways to connect with others while practicing physical distancing is to host a listen party. You can listen to a podcast below with some friends and then have a follow up conversation about it using Skype, Zoom etc. We have included some great, freely available podcasts for you to share and listen towith your friends. Be sure…

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