Refugee Week

An opportunity to celebrate and better understand the courage and contribution of refugees in Moonee Valley.

Refugee Week 2018 is to be held from 17 to 23 June with the theme of #WithRefugees.

Back in 2002, we declared Moonee Valley a Refugee Welcome Zone. As a Refugee Welcome Zone, we made a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into the community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community. We recently reaffirmed our commitment to embracing this diversity by endorsing the ‘Stand Together and Support Diversity’ statement in March this year.

To find out more about this national celebration visit the Refugee Week website.


The Patterns of Displacement
(exhibition by Rushdi Anwar)

When: Saturday, 2 June - Friday, 29 July
Where: The Atrium, Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie

The Patterns of Displacement was made in collaboration with students in a refugee camp in Kurdistan/Iraq. It questions ideas about individuality and communality in the context of current global refugee crises.

Free. Call 8325 1750.

Refugee Week talk: The Rugmaker's Journey from Afghanistan to Australia 

When: Tuesday, 19 June from 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Where: Flemington Library, 313 Racecourse Road, Flemington

Listen to Najaf Mazari, author of The Rug Maker of Mazar-E-Sharif and The Honey, as he talks about his journey from a small Afghani village, to forced exile to escape civil war, to being held in an Australian detention centre, and finally, to freedom.
Free, bookings necessary.

To RSVP book online or call 8325 1975.  

More information

For more information on Refugee Week, visit the Refugee Week website or call our Intercultural Development Officer on 8325 1800.

Last updated: Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:05 AM