Refugee Week events 2019

CORE Community Services has a number of Refugee Week based activities throughout the end of June.

Refugee Week for us is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of refugees in our local area, Fairfield City, a city where many generations of migrants and refugees historically have made their mark in Australia as proof of their resilience and where opportunities for all are available.

Refugee week is an important event for CORE Community Services, it is the basis of what the organisation was set out to support and has grown since then. However, we have been in existence for 40 years and seen the changes of migration and refugee over the generations.

Below is a list of events and activities we have available throughout June 2019 Refugee Week.

This event is as part of the Fairfield Emerging Communities Action Partnership (FECAP) initiative. Members of FECAP include: Uniting, Families Referral Services, St Vincent de Paul Society, SPARK, DAMEC, Navitas, SSI, Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets, Centrelink, Legal Aid NSW, Fairfield City Council and CORE Community Services.

Community Engagement, will be hosting free film screenings for Refugee Week, this screening will be available at Hoyts Wetherill Park.

For more information, please contact our Community Centres at Fairfield, Canley Heights, Miller, Mount Pritchard.

UPDATE: Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT!

Thursday, 21st June 2019

Two Months A Year Cafe

As part of our Refugee Week Celebrations, we will be sharing stories through different avenues, one of which will be this immersive experience to enjoy the performing arts and story telling.

Immerse yourself in all inclusive performance of diaspora communities celebrating diversity. It takes place in a cafe on one night. An exclusive significant night for the cafe kepper and the guests. This production highlights global stories that have derived from mythical and historical chronicles of the five continents, which takes place in the modern world.

Narratives of struggle, hope, love, bravery, resilience and culture through the lens of one event, honoured through music, visual story telling and stage performance.

This production explored the use of community theatres in community work as a lever for personal and collective empowerment of self-esteem, mastery, expression of voice and acting. Written and directed by Mahnaz Giahparvar who migrated to Australia from Iran in 2013 as a refugee, she leads the diverse cast who have no experience in performance and theatre and supports developing skills in working together for this on stage performance.

Managed & produced by Rowena Assaad under the ‘My Voice, Our Journey’ umbrella project.

*Not suitable for children under 15 Themes may be too*

Share a Meal, Share a Story – 22nd June 2019 (32 Harris Street, Fairfield) 

In collaboration with Youth Co-Lab, a social enterprise based in south west Sydney. People will be able to immerse themselves in a culinary journey through food show and tell.

Registrations available:

Sense of Sewing – 27th June 2019

Sense of Sewing’ project began from the vision of young entrepreneurial thinkers who participated in the Generational Leaders WOMEN Program.
Generational Leaders WOMEN seeks to shape future-ready leaders who are self-aware and other-aware. Delivered by The Future Leader Group, in partnership with Cabra-Vale Diggers. Over 10 weeks, young women were given the opportunity to build partnerships with inspiring community organisations. CORE worked alongside these participants from local schools and organisations to spark entrepreneurial thinking in addressing real challenges for women in the community.
Through project management, CORE Community Services put vision into practice and produced the Sense of Sewing project. Partnering with TAFE NSW to deliver a tailored program for newly arrived Migrant and Refugee Women in the Fairfield LGA.
Sense of Sewing brings diverse women together to learn basic sewing and design skills, improve English language skills, build life skills, form friendships, and provide pathways to employment and educational opportunities.

Sense of Sewing is a creative initiative that goes beyond the classroom, as students work towards creating personalised garments for the Sense of Sewing fashion show.

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