What’s On In The Illawarra For Refugee Week

What’s On In The Illawarra For Refugee Week

There’s a lot to celebrate when it comes to the contributions of refugees in the Illawarra, so accordingly, there’s a lot going on this Refugee Week!

Add these to your calendar:

Sunday, 26th June: ‘A Celebration of Harmony’ at Forager’s Markets

SCARF has teamed up with Forager’s Market to host ‘A Celebration of Harmony’: A showcase of music, dance and culture from performers of refugee and non-refugee backgrounds. Come along and enjoy an eclectic mix of local music and dance (see lineup below) + a SCARF stall. Ofcourse, the regular Forager’s stalls will be there too!

When: This Sunday, the 26th of June, 9am-2pm.
Where: Forager’s Market (Bulli Showground, Grevillea Park Rd, off Princes Hwy.)
Cost: Free! (Optional Gold Coin Donation)

Line-up: House of Maqam, Arlin, Hani Aden, Karenni Dance Group, Big Erle, Chin Dance Group, Elemental Groove, Victor Steele.

RSVP to the Facebook event here. 

Monday, 20th June: Find your family

Presented by Red Cross International Tracing Service, ‘Find Your Family’ aims to help people find family and re-establish contact between separated and long lost family members and clarify the fate of the missing. Come and learn more and enjoy a morning tea provided by SCARF.

Where: Warrawong District Library,
11am – 12noon
Wollongong Central Library, 2:30 – 3:30pm

Wednesday, 22nd June: IMS soccer tournament

Where: Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow, 3.30-5.30pm

More info: Lee Robinson
4229 6855 lrobinson@ims.org.au

Thursday, 23rd June: IMS community dinner & scavenger hunt

Where: New Outlook, Burelli St, Wollongong, 4 – 8.30pm.

More info: Sam Burgio, 42296855, sburgio@ims.org.au

Monday, 8th August: Illawarra refugee challenge community night

Meet people from a refugee background, learn about refugee experiences and journeys through an interactive display.

Where: Woonona High School, 6pm More info: kgardner@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

The ultimate aim of Refugee Week is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage an atmosphere of welcome, enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia. These events are a wonderful opportunity to further this aim, and celebrate our diverse, vibrant community. So, get involved!

Learn more about the meaning of Refugee Week here.