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Refugee Week 2020

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The first ever virtual Refugee Week!

2020 Theme – ‘celebrating the year of welcome’

Refugee Week will be held from Sunday 14 June to Saturday 20 June

Refugee Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution refugees make to our society, while raising awareness, remembering and honouring the perilous journey that refugees have taken to reach Australia.

Refugee Week is a time for Australians to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June).

For more about events being held during the week visit the Refugee Week website events page 

Share a meal, Share a story…’

In 2020 we are again encouraged to celebrate through sharing food and stories from around the world!

Food is one of the greatest ways to bring people together to share our cultures with each other. This year’s theme  ‘A World of Stories’  brings food to the focus as we are asked to Share a meal, share a story…’

Businesses, community groups, schools, and individuals are encouraged to hold a food event where they can hear stories from this year’s Refugee Ambassadors, while sharing some of their favourite meals. This can be done by either inviting a refugee to your event, watching a video on the Refugee Week Ambassadors here or reading their stories at the event.

In light of COVID-19, you can host your event either in-person or online. You could host a Zoom where you share a story from our website and each eat a meal in your own homes! The options can be as creative as you like! Send us your great ideas so we can share them - refugeeweek refugeweek[at]refugeecouncil.org.au !

You can start a conversation in your workplace, school or community. For more information and to register click here

For the event pack email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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