Refugee Week: City of Melton

From June 20, 2018 12:30 until June 20, 2018 14:30

Refugee Week: City of Melton

The City of Melton, supported by Melton Interfaith Network, invites  you to:

Refugee Week

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018      Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Melton Community Hall, 232 High Street, Melton

In 2018, Refugee Week will be held from 17 June to 23 June. We encourage you to join us for the range of activities that will take place during Refugee Week 2018. Hear the inspiring stories of refugees and asylum seekers, and enjoy cultural performances.

Refugee Week Celebration and the launch of the Melton City Council’s membership to the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities programme. 

Free event - light refreshments provided.

Other activities:

  • In Search for Safety | Tuesday 19 June, 6.00pm - 7.30pm | Caroline Springs Library
    RSVP to alexandram@melton.vic.gov.au or phone 9747 7200
    Discover the reasons why people seek asylum, understand the situations they face and meet those who've experienced it for themselves in Red Cross' engaging community education program.
  • Hear Abdi’s Inspiring Story | Wednesday 20 June, 10.00am | Caroline Springs Library
    Abdi Aden is a Somali refugee who as a teenager in the 1990s escaped the civil war to live rough in Romania and eventually arrive in Australia speaking no English. Aden is now a university-educated Australian citizen working with the refugee community in Melbourne.
  • Contemporary Weaving with Chaco Kato for Refugee Week | Saturday 23 June 2018 | 11am – 1pm - Family workshop | 2pm - 4pm - Adults workshop | CS Gallery
    Celebrate refugee week by picking up some fabric and getting your hands involved in a contemporary take on weaving, a cultural practice that is handed down from generation to generation in different cultures around the world.

For more information visit: melton.vic.gov.au/refugeeweek 
RSVP: Fran Grossi | francescag@melton.vic.gov.au | 03 9747 5752


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