Official Refugee Week Launch Event: On ‘Welcome’: Migration, First Nations and Refugee Communities

Official Refugee Week Launch Event: On ‘Welcome’: Migration, First Nations and Refugee Communities

Online Panel Event via The Wheeler Centre
Online Event, VIC 3121
Google map and directions
June 14, 2020 at 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Michelle Ferns
0415 937 665

The Refugee Council of Australia is thrilled to bring you our official launch event for Refugee Week 2020 in In partnership with The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas!

On 'Welcome': Migration, First Nations and Refugee Communities

What’s in a welcome? It’s a word we hear often in relation to Australia’s refugee movement – but in the context of hostile refugee policy and unceded sovereignty, what meanings can it hold?

Curated by Director, Creative Producer and Playwright the amazing Grace Edward, join speakers from Australia’s First Nations and refugee communities will reflect on complex ideas of hospitality, community, diversity and tolerance – through Australia’s past and present times.

Introducing our incredible speakers:

  • Shabnam Safa (National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Group - NRAAG Australia)
  • Amiel Nubaha (Thousand Hills Inspire)
  • Gheran Steel (Boon Wurrung Foundation)
  • Ashlee Kearney (First Peoples Disability Network)


When: Sunday 14th of June 2020

6pm - 7:45pm AEST

5:30pm- 7:15pm SA/NT

4pm - 5:45pm WA

Sign up for a reminder email to this FREE ONLINE EVENT via The Wheeler Centre -

RCOA is the peak national body for refugees and people seeking asylum and the organisations that work with them. We are a small not for profit organisation and we reimburse all participants in the Refugee Week online events. If you are able to, please consider chipping in to contribute to the costs of the events. Any further money raised will go towards supporting our advocacy for the humane treatment of refugees and people seeking asylum.

Will you come?