Festival of Hope: Refugee Week

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Festival of Hope: Refugee Week

Join with Amnesty and Moreland Council to celebrate the important contribution refugees make to our community

The Amnesty Refugee Network (which is part of Amnesty International) and Moreland City Council have teamed up to celebrate the important impact and input of asylum seekers and people from refugee backgrounds on Brunswick, its surrounds and the Melbourne community in general during this day-long festival.

The festival marks Victoria's biggest event during Refugee Week (19-25 June), a week during which we can demonstrate to politicians just how important compassionate immigration policies are to us as a community (and as an electorate) as well as engage with and welcome people who have come to our neck of the woods seeking refuge.

Look forward to compelling stories from asylum seekers, art exhibitions from the local community and school kids, Congolese dance workshops, musical performances from local bands, food trucks, coffee carts and a thriving market place, including stalls from social enterprises such as Sisterworks (the outfit which assists women from refugee, asylum seeking and migrant backgrounds to develop entrepreneurial skills).  

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