Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: Stories from Refugee Youth
Until 28 August
Last chance to view the brilliant Heartlands 2016 Arts Project: Stories from Refugee Youth, which features young people from refugee backgrounds telling their stories about their unique settlement journeys through film.
Arts & Refugees Forum
August 19 @ 08:00am-August 20 @ 5:00pm
The forum is part of the Refugees exhibition (29 July – 11 September 2016) and provides an opportunity for artists, arts organisations, humanitarian organisations, community development workers and academics to share their experiences about the interactions between refugees and the arts.
Confined Hearts Exhibition
August 20 @ 10:00am & 1:00pm
September 17 @ 10:00am & 1:00pm
Artist Penny Ryan has been running workshops in the community to make 1468 small terracotta human hearts, one for each person in offshore detention. The hearts are being installed across Sydney in art spaces and public places. Penny is conducting workshops to make the hearts, encouraging a discussion of people’s understanding and response to the current global crisis and Australia’s approach.
Close the Camps: Bring Them Here Rallies around Australia
August 27 @ 12pm
As the momentum builds against the policy of detaining people in secretive offshore camps, tens of thousands of Australians are taking to the streets around the country to demand a better way.
Global Citizenship and You: Embracing Earth's Challenge
August 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This workshop is comprised of interactive sessions to build on who we need to be and what we need to do at this momentous time in human history. The workshop aims to inspire and equip you to engage in effective collective action in the world.
Refugee and Migrant Forum
August 28 @ 2pm
Refugee and Migrant Sunday is the 28th of August and the Victorian Council of Churches’ Social Questions Commission are hosting a forum of people from different denominations to share how to best advocate for refugees and people seeking asylum. Sr. Brigid Arthur, Rev. Ian Smith, Jill Ruzbacky and Misha Coleman will feature. 2pm, 320 Latrobe St, Melbourne
Diasporas in Action Conference
September 26 @ 9:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
An Australian first, this conference will focus on the innovation and growing impact of diaspora communities in the global humanitarian, peace and development effort. The program will include speakers and participants from Australian and international diaspora organisations, government, policy makers and some of the world’s most experienced NGOs.
Exiled to Nowhere: Burma's Rohingya
Until 2 October
Exiled To Nowhere shares the stories and plight of a people who right now have nowhere to go and illustrates their courage to stay alive whatever the ground beneath their feet. Customs House, Sydney.
For a full list of upcoming events across the country and in your areas, see our calendar here.
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