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Refugee Week

Darwin is multi-cultural melting pot and a city that prides itself on welcoming newcomers with open arms.

Refugee Week is a perfect example of this. 

Darwin has been a safe place for refugees who have settled here from all over the world for decades.

Phyllis Merrett-Park, community engagement manager at Melaleuca Refugee Centre, says the events over the week celebrate refugees and create stronger bonds in the wider community.

“The events bring recognition and welcoming,” she says.

“The aim of the week is to educate people and to help them understand and celebrate refugees and their contributions to Australia.

“It’s a way of being able to speak about the issues that people face in the world, while making meaningful bonds in the community.”

Playback Theatre will perform a show about the journeys taken by refugees.

World Music Day will be held to celebrate musicians and instruments from all over the world, with a citizenship ceremony and plenty of tunes, including local band World Music Mix.

Refugee Journey | Mon 18 Jun | 6.30pm | Darwin Community Arts | 8985 3311

World Music Day | Sat 23 Jun | 4pm | Jingili Water Gardens | 8985 3311


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