Fairfield Celebrates Refugee Week 2015

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Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

It’s Refugee Week. There are plenty of events on this week around the Fairfield.

Monday 15 June, 10am-2pm
Photography exhibition, sharing stories of people’s experiences travelling from Cambodia
Where: Cabravale Leisure Centre 30 Broomfield St Cabramatta

Monday 15 June, 12:30pm
Screening of Mary Meets Mohammed
This film follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member, Mary, and Muslim Afghani Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre – as they connect through the gift of a knitted beanie.
Where: Whitlam Library, Cabramatta

Wednesday 17 June, 10am
Multicultural Extravaganza, including cultural song, dance, face painting, indoor soccer tournament and more.
Where: Police Citizens Youth Centre Cabramatta, Corner of Railway Pde & McBurney Rd, Cabramatta

Thursday 18 June, 9am–12pm
Screening of Girl Rising
Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide. Guest speakers and panel discussion following the screening.
Where: Hoyts, Stockland Wetherill Park
Bookings essential as places are strictly limited: call 9726 4044

Friday 19 June, 6pm
Screening of MORTARS
Jackie’s world is upended when an Arab refugee fleeing danger enters her property. A hybrid film part documentary, part fictional drama shot entirely in Western Sydney from director Iqbal Barkat and Filigree Films
Where: Fairfield Museum & Gallery

Friday, 26 June, 10.30am-12:30pm
Fairfield Celebration
Come along to find out what refugee services are available to people from a refugee background with community and government agency stalls and cultural entertainment.
Where: Fairfield Forum