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Amnesty Refugee Network – Victoria: Festival of Hope
20 June 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Come join us in celebrating refugees and the positive impact they have on our community!
Amnesty Refugee Network of Victoria and Moreland City Council are proud to present Festival of Hope, a day and night of enlightening and exciting activities for the whole family. Festival of Hope is part of our mission to change the conversation and campaign for refugee and asylum seeker rights in Australia.
Do you want to
– Get involved and raise awareness but don’t know how?
– Learn how to be an advocate and activist?
– Reframe the issue in a positive way?
– Be inspired by the creativity and talents of refugee communities?
– Have a fun, free day out in a diverse and positive environment?
Our festival brings together people from all walks of life to showcase what is possible when we embrace diversity. This event will connect you with some leading organisations committed to refugee and asylum seeker rights and will equip you with the tools needed to make a difference.
Whether you are already a passionate advocate, have a curiosity to learn more or are simply looking for a fun and positive day out, this event is for you.
Festival of Hope Fiesta, 12 – 5pm
– Arts Hub with work from refugee artists and activists
– Advocacy workshops run by Amnesty, Road2Refuge and the ASRC
– Sisterworks craft market, free henna art and Persian dance workshops
– Kid’s Corner –colourful and joyful space with free face painting and activities
– Musical entertainment including African drummers, choirs
Festival of Hope Jamboree, 7 – 11pm
– Discussion Panel on asylum seeker issues. Panelists include Mohammed Ali Baquiri, Aran Mylvaganam, Mayor Nam Quach and Daniel Webb
– Entertainment by fantastic, diverse Moreland community groups
Watch this space- full program and details of entertainment will be released shortly
Where: Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Easily accessible by tram (19), train (Upfield line, Jewel station) and car (free and ticketed parking available).
Entry is free however donations are encouraged. Any profits raised will be donated to the Amnesty Refugee Network of Victoria to help support the amazing team of volunteers. This helps us campaign for refugee rights, raise awareness of asylum seeker issues, lobby against inhumane government policies and carry out advocacy work to help build a brighter future for refugees and Australia.