Victoria: Melton celebrates Refugee Week

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Melton Interfaith Network in conjunction with Melton City Council invites you to their Refugee Week 2016 observance on Wednesday 22 June at Melton Community Hall.


Hear the inspiring stories of refugees and asylum seekers, and enjoy cultural performances.

* Abdi Aden, the author of Shining – The Story Of A Lucky Man
* Samia Khochaba, a former Refugee from Syria
* Mahshid Babzartabi, an asylum seeker from Iran

Refugee Week, coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and to celebrate the positive contributions that they make to Australian society.

This year, Refugee Week will be celebrated from Sunday, 19 June to Saturday, 25 June, which includes World Refugee Day on June 20. The theme is “With courage let us all combine”, which is taken from the second verse of the national anthem and celebrates the courage of refugees and of people who speak out against persecution and injustice. It serves as a call for unity and positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation’s welcome for refugees and acknowledging the skills and energy that refugees bring to their new home.

Event Details

Program: With Courage Let us all combine | Refugee Week – 3 refugee speakers
Date: Wednesday 22 June 2016
Time: Time: 12pm to 1:30pm
Location: Melton Community Hall – 232 High Street, Melton
RSVP Essan Dileri Email: essand@melton.vic.gov.au Phone: 9747 7200

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