Living with uncertainty – what we can learn from refugees

Living with uncertainty – what we can learn from refugees

Newington College
200 Stanmore Rd
Stanmore, NSW 2048
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June 22, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Erin O'Sullivan

This Refugee Week Newington College is honoured to welcome two remarkable women who have had a profound effect on the lives of refugees both nationally and internationally.

Naomi Steer, the founding National Director of Australia for UNHCR, will provide insights into the realities of refugee movements, numbers and the experiences they face as they seek refuge in their adopted countries. Naomi’s first-hand experience in many refugee situations and conflict zones including Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, East Timor, Chad, Somalia and the DRC, and her work with A4UNHCR funding emergency relief efforts, will inform the stories she tells us of the many refugees and displaced people she has met.

Rosemary Kariuki, a refugee from Kenya in 1999, will continue the discussion of the refugee experience in their new countries. Rosemary has worked tirelessly with the migrant communities of Western Sydney to help shape their lives once they arrive in Australia. Her leadership of the African Women’s Group and her work as a multicultural community liaison officer for the Parramatta Police have placed her in a unique position to tackle the difficulties that refugees face accessing support and services in their local communities.


Tickets are available for this event from Eventbrite, and you are able to join us in person at Newington College, or online via webinar.

Will you come?