Refugee Week

20-26 June

Refugee Week is a time to celebrate the courage, resilience and valuable contributions of refugees to Australian society.

This week provides a platform to promote positive stories of asylum seekers and refugees to create a culture of welcome, and to remind us that regardless of our differences, we all share a common humanity.

More information and resources about Refugee Week are available here.

IN THIS GROUP

  • Abdi Aden

    Abdi Aden

    Abdi Aden grew up in Mogadishu until the outbreak of Somalia’s devastating civil war separated him from his family and home. He fled Mogadishu with 300 others and headed for […]

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  • Nyadol Nyuon Speaking Out

    Nyadol Nyuon

    Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. Nyadol Nyuon was born in a refugee camp in Itang, Ethiopia, and raised in Kakuma Refugee camp, Kenya. […]

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  • Mariam Issa

    Mariam Issa

    Speaker, author, storyteller, community builder. At age 30, Mariam Issa moved to a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, from her Somali homeland with her husband, four children and a fifth on […]

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  • Khadija Glba

    Khadija Gbla

    Differences in culture and background are simply that – differences. Not better or worse, simply different. Khadija Gbla is a cultural consultant and peer educator with unmatched ability to bridge […]

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  • Mariam Veiszadeh

    Mariam Veiszadeh

    Mariam Veiszadeh is a lawyer, diversity & inclusion practitioner, advocate and a social commentator, and in 2016 was named the Fairfax Daily Life Woman of the Year. Proud of her […]

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  • Mark Isaacs

    Mark Isaacs

    Mark Isaacs is a writer, a community worker, a campaigner for social justice, and an author. He uses his writing, his photography and other styles of media to motivate people […]

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  • Alice Pung

    Alice Pung

    Alice Pung is an award-winning author, journalist, lawyer and educator from Melbourne. Her non-fiction books Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s Daughter and Growing Up Asian in Australia have been set texts […]

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