Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
The ultimate aim of the celebration is to create better understanding among different communities and to encourage successful integration, enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia.
Join in awareness raising in your local community at the Byron Community Centre on Wednesday. Listen to guest speakers and watch some short films, as well as the feature film Mary Meets Mohammed.
The funds raised will allow St Vincent de Paul to organise an excursion for local refugees, from Lismore to Byron Bay to visit the beach and lighthouse.
Although Byron Bay is not very far from Lismore, the reality is that for a lot of people from refugee background transport is a real issue.
Byron Theatre Wednesday at 7pm. Tix: $15 / $12 conc. www.byroncentre.com.au.