Celebrating Refugee Week

Sara Mohamed will MC the Refugee Week celebration at the Sydenham Neighbourhood House. (Damjan Janevski) 411999_01

Running from June 16-22, the theme for Refugee Week this year is ’Finding Freedom,’ focussing on the vital role of family bonds in the refugee journey.

In Brimbank, the Sydenham Neighbourhood House will host a special event, ’Our stories of finding freedom: Family’, on June 21.

Community members will share their refugee stories as part of the event. There will also be performances from local cultural dance groups.

Attendees are encouraged to wear cultural attire to celebrate the diversity and creativity of refugees in the community.

Brimbank mayor Ranka Rasic said Brimbank is a refugee welcome zone and proudly one of the most culturally diverse municipalities in Victoria.

“It has a long history of welcoming refugees and has benefitted enormously from the contributions they make to our community,” she said.

“Refugee Week in Brimbank this year is an opportunity to learn more about the challenges refugees have faced when seeking safety in Australia, and better understand how we can support them in finding freedom for their families.”

The event will run from 7-9pm at 1 Station Street, Taylors Lakes.

Register your attendance at www.trybooking.com/CSGKK or by calling the centre on 9249 4224.