The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has named SSI as a key event partner for Refugee Week 2022. This year’s Refugee Week theme is “Healing”, which can occur through storytelling, through community and through realisation of our intrinsic interconnectedness as individuals.
SSI Group’s Refugee Week campaign, “Where You Belong”, shows that healing can occur by connecting, engaging and supporting the newly arrived in their new home.
Here are some key SSI events that you can attend to mark Refugee Week 2022.
May 24 – June 25: Second Chances – exhibition
This free exhibition showcases a collection of works by refugee artists who have come through SSI’s Creative Pathways program.
Featuring artists: Anmar Al-Zuhairi, Feryal Mohammad Zadeh, Elham Marvi, Shiva Dadvar, Silva Karakhanian, Zuhir Youkhanna and the Australian Rohingya Women’s Development Organisation led by Sajeda Bahadurmia.
Presented in partnership with Bankstown Arts Centre at 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200.
Click here for more info.
June 19: The spirit of welcome
The Spirit of Welcome is a family-friendly event organised by the Community Refugee Welcome Centre to celebrate Refugee Week.
This free event will showcase the cultural and artistic contributions refugees make to their new home and will enhance Inner West’s place as one of the most welcoming, thriving, and diverse communities in NSW. We have live music performances, workshops, food for purchase, markets and much more! Everyone is welcome!
Click here for the Facebook event.
The event is a partnership between Settlement Services International and Inner West Council, funded by the 2021 Inner West Arts Projects Grant, 11 am – 4 pm, 504 Wharf Road Lilyfield NSW 2040.
June 25: Homelands Bankstown
A free, intimate festival with live performances, workshops and market stalls.
Homelands brings together refugee communities from Western Sydney and the wider community in a celebration through song, dance, live music, workshops and market stalls.
Presented in partnership with Bankstown Arts Centre and Create NSW, 4 – 7:30 pm, Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200.
[Link to Homelands – coming soon!]