Refugee Communities Advocacy Network Statewide Conferences in NSW and VIC - RCOA, in partnership with STARTTS, invites former refugees and people seeking asylum to participate in two upcoming conferences in Sydney and Melbourne with the Refugee Communities Advocacy Network (RCAN).
The Sydney conference will be held on 21 May 2016, at Auburn STARTTS
1st Floor 44 – 50 Auburn Road, Auburn
The Melbourne conference will be held on 28 May 2016, at: Refugee Legal
Level 6, 20 Otter Street, Collingwood
Settlement and Citizenship in Civil Society - Settlement Council of Australia Triennial Conference. Federation Square, Melbourne, 5-7 May
6th Annual Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights - Applications to participate close on 7 May. Bangkok, 20-22 September
Diasporas in Action Conference - focusing on the innovation and growing impact of diaspora communities in the global humanitarian, peace and development effort. University of Melbourne, 26-27 September
Chasing Asylum - Film Screening and Director Q&A
Join us (and some of our best friends) for a screening of the film the Australian government doesn’t want you to see. Followed by a post-film Q&A with director Eva Orner. May 25, 6.45, Randwick Ritz Sydney.
Seeking English - RCOA is delighted to be hosting Seeking English, a live database of English classes from all over Melbourne, specifically for people seeking asylum. This database is a joint project of the Network of Asylum Seeker Agencies Victoria (NASAVic). If you are a person seeking asylum (or a caseworker, a friend, or someone in the community who just wants to help out) please use this database to locate an English class at the right time and place for you.
Visa Cancellations Teleconference - RCOA will be holding a teleconference on the topic of visa cancellations on the grounds of character and as a result of criminal charges on Thursday 12 May, 12pm AEST. We encourage anyone who is interested in this topic to email email@example.com if you wish to participate in this teleconference.
For a full list of events see coming up across Australia and in your areas, see our calendar here.
Every month, our 'Bright Ideas' series profiles an innovative program, initiative or project developed to support refugees and asylum seekers. It provides a way to share ideas,success stories and good practice to improve service provision and assist organisations and communities in addressing key issues and challenges.
Refugee Legal: Digest is a new subscription service providing essential updates in refugee and immigration case law and legislation, with news and analysis on significant policy developments. This month, we profiled Bridging Women's Worlds -a project run by women, for women, which aims to showcase the benefits of multiculturalism and promote awareness and acceptance.
SERVICE DIRECTORY UPDATE
RCOA is currently in the process of updating its services directory. Some of RCOA's wonderful volunteers are currently contacting organisations to confirm the details of the services they provide and their contact details. If your organisation is not currently a member, or currently not on our services directory, and would like to be listed, please email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refugee Week 2016 will run from 19-25 June and will see thousands of events across the country celebrating the positive contributions of refugees to Australian society.
Let us know what you have planned so that we can add it to the website, promote your event and provide you with resources. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.