Refugee Week 2018

The Greater Shepparton community will celebrate Refugee Week from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 June. The theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia is #WithRefugees.

Each year Council, local organisations and community members organise a number of events to celebrate Refugee Week. This week is about raising awareness of the issues affecting refugees and to celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

Council is committed to continuing to work for a vibrant, cohesive community that celebrates and incorporates aspects of cultural diversity within daily life.

The ultimate aim of the celebration is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia.

Greater Shepparton City Council Acting Director Community Amanda Tingay said “Council invites all Greater Shepparton residents to join the wonderful events occurring over Refugee Week.”

For more information on Refugee Week activities, click here.

 

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