Camden celebrates Refugee Week

Posted 24 months ago in Whats On, Community

Council is inviting residents to get involved in activities held as part of Refugee Week, to celebrate the positive contributions this group makes to Australia.

Over the week, residents are invited to:

  • Share a meal, share a story on Thursday 23 June at Jack Nash Club House;
  • Attend culture celebration, Come Together, on Saturday 25 June at Wests Lakeside, Gledswood Hills; and
  • Watch the feature film ‘Akoni’ at United Cinemas Narellan for a discounted price from Sunday 19 June until sold out. 

Beginning yesterday (Sunday 19) and running until Saturday 25 June, Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and to celebrate what they bring to our society. positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said it was wonderful to see an array of events occurring in Refugee Week.

“Australia, and indeed Camden, is a thriving multicultural country – the result of many migrants and refugees who have come to call Australia home,” she said.

“Nearly half of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was, which is just amazing. It’s this diversity that continues to enrich our nation.

“I’m so excited for the program of events that Council, Cohesive Communities Advisory Group, Camden Women’s Coffee Club and United Cinemas Narellan have worked together to arrange. Tickets for the film ‘Akoni’ are being subsidised by Council, so I encourage you to get in fast and secure your spot – before they’re all sold out.

“I would encourage everyone to take some time to acknowledge this week in one way or another. It’s all about appreciating the multiculturalism in Camden and making sure we’re always striving to be inclusive.”

For more information on Refugee Week activities, visit https://bit.ly/RefugeeWeekCamden

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