Sydney launch of Refugee Week - 15 June
The Sydney Refugee Week launch will be held on Saturday 15 June from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Pitt Street Uniting Church (264 Pitt Street, Sydney). It will feature the Dario Palermo Refugee Art Exhibition, presentation of 2013 Refugee Humanitarian Awards, a screening of the Australian Refugee Film Festival, speakers and entertainment. All members and supporters of RCOA are invited to attend.
|No Crime to Seek Asylum
Sunday 16 June, Sydney
Speakers, including Les Murray, a former Manus Island worker and representatives from the Hazara and Tamil communities, will advocate for humane refugee and asylum policies.
Details: 1pm; Sydney Town Hall. For further information contact Mark on 0422 078 376. For updates visit http://www.refugeeaction.org.au/.
|Refugee Week Film Screening
Wednesday 19 June, Sutherland
A screening of the 2012 Winner of the European Independent Film Festival Best Documentary Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea will be introduced by an Amnesty International representative and be followed by a Q and A session. Refreshments will be provided.
Details: Free, gold coin donation to Amnesty International appreciated; 7.00pm; Sutherland Library, 30-36 Belmont Street, Sutherland Bookings essential. Contact 02 9710 0351 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Refugee Week Morning Tea/Tour of "Immersed" Photography Exhibition and Screening of refugee documentary
Wednesday 19 June, Auburn
"Immersed" is a multimedia exhibition featuring photographic portraits of local refugees by George Voulgaropoulos and a refugee documentary telling the stories of local refugees in our community. The exhibition will be on display between 1 June and 21 July during gallery opening hours.
Details: 10.00am-11.30am; Peacock Gallery, Auburn Botanic Gardens, corner Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn. Contact Merryn Howell on 02 9735 1235 or email@example.com. Details at http://www.auburn.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx.
|Stop the boats - or stop the hype?
Thursday 20 June, Sydney
ABC Stateline host Quentin Dempster leads a panel of speakers, including journalist Steve Pennells, writer Robin de Crespigny and barrister and film-maker Jessie Taylor, to discuss what role reporters play in shaping the public debate about asylum seekers and perpetuating or countering popular myths. The event includes a screening of Jessie Taylor's award-winning documentary "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
Details: 6.00pm; Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Sydney Bookings essential. RSVP to 02 9273 1414 or visit https://www4.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/walkley_media_talk_200613.
|Afternoon Tea and Information Session
Thursday 20 June, San Remo
The San Remo Neighbourhood Centre and Northern Settlement Services are holding a Restoring Hope afternoon tea to celebrate Refugee Week. The afternoon includes a short movie, visual presentation and free afternoon tea.
Details: 2.00pm-3.30pm; The San Remo Neighbourhood Centre, 28 Brava Avenue North, San Remo. Further details available at 02 4390 7888 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Refugee Review Tribunal Open Day
Friday 21 June, Sydney
Sessions include a staged Refugee Review Tribunal hearing and presentations on the role of tribunal members. Members and staff will be available to answer questions. Refreshments are provided.
Details: 1pm; Level 17, 83 Clarence Street, Sydney. Enquiries to Yvonne Vickers on 02 9276 5404. RSVP to MRT-RRT.OpenDays@mrt-rrt.gov.au
|Refugee Week Community and Family Event
Friday 21 June, Wagga Wagga
The Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga and other services are hosting a family celebration to celebrate cultural diversity. Activities include rides, farm animal displays, stalls, face painting and activities for kid, cultural performances and more.
Details: 11.00am-3.00pm; Wagga Wagga Showgrounds. Contact Jessica Boatwright on 02 6921 6666 or email@example.com. Details at http://www.mcww.org.au/.
|Walk Together Newcastle
Saturday 22 June, Newcastle
Walk Together celebrates diversity and presents a picture to our leaders and media of the Australia that is possible - an Australia that recognises in its public debate, media and laws that "if we're all people, we're all equal". Entertainment includes a cultural festival with music, dance, art, crafts and food.
Details: 1.00pm-4.00pm; Meet at Newcastle Museum, Workshop Way and walk to Civic Park, corner Darby and King streets, Newcastle. Further details at http://www.welcometoaustralia.org.au/walktogether.