2021 Refugee Week: Unite with ARA!
Stronger – Safer – Healthier – Happier – Together
The theme this year for Refugee Week is unity. Never has the need for connection, understanding and cooperation been greater than it is now. In the trying times we face, the only way to move forward is together.
The Australian Refugee Association is proud to present a series of Refugee Week events throughout June exploring unity and connection. With ARA’s Conversation, we’ll explore and question what it is to be unified, through the lens of Australia’s greatest preoccupation: sport. Our New Land, New Hope online and banner exhibition and Author Talks celebrate the contributions of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to their adopted homeland. And ARA’s Youth Ambassadors will challenge the perceptions and myths about refugees in their first major workshop for the year.
Come celebrate Refugee Week with us!
ARA’s 2021 REFUGEE WEEK EVENTS
2021 ARA and Hawke Centre Conversation: Levelling The Playing Field – The Refugee Reality in Sport
Premier Refugee Week event! This panel discussion explores sport’s joys, obstacles and challenges for those from refugee and CALD backgrounds.
Thursday 24th June
6PM to 7.30PM
Allan Scott Auditorium – University of South Australia, City West Campus
The event is FREE to attend and is open to the public.
Find out more and register here
The New Land, New Hope exhibition features stories of the first refugees from the Horn of Africa region. It’s available to see during June either online as a video exhibit or as a banner exhibit at the Salisbury Community Hub.
New Land, New Hope – Online Video Exhibition
Some of the first Horn of Africa refugees share their remarkable stories on video to mark 30 years of settlement.
Tuesday 1st June – Wednesday 30th June
View the video exhibition
New Land, New Hope – Banner Exhibition
Shares the remarkable stories of the first wave of refugees from the Horn of Africa to mark 30 years of settlement.
Wednesday 2nd June – Monday 28th June
View the banners at the Salisbury Community Hub, 34 Church St, Salisbury
8.30AM to 5.30PM weekdays (to 7PM on Thursdays), 9.30AM to 3.30PM Saturdays, 11AM to 2PM Sundays
Refugee Week Author Talk & Workshop with New Land, New Hope participants
Join Mike Dumbleton, author of acclaimed children’s book, Anisa’s Alphabet, for a book reading and workshop about the refugee experience with two of the New Land, New Hope exhibition participants: Margaret Bako and Achan Mapor.
Tuesday 15th June
10AM to 11.30AM
Little Para Room, Salisbury Community Hub, 34 Church Street, Salisbury
RSVPs essential due to limited numbers. Book online here
“Speak Up” Student Leadership Day
This schools-only workshop event sees ARA’s Youth Ambassadors put their advocacy and public speaking skills to the test.
Wednesday 23rd June
10AM to 2PM
Schools enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org