Refugee Week 2023 - Finding freedom

Refugee Week 2023 - Finding freedom

State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis St
Perth, WA 6000
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June 22, 2023 at 3:30pm - 5pm
Sara Shengeb

In celebrating Refugee Week this year, join us for an evening with Assadullah Khurrami and his inspiring journey as a former asylum seeker who overcame incredible challenges and built a new life here in Perth, Western Australia. This free event is a great opportunity to celebrate the resilience and courage of refugees, and to learn more about the challenges they face when finding freedom.

About our guest speaker

Assadullah Khurrami is a former asylum seeker from Afghanistan who came to Australia on a boat in 2010. Assadullah was forced to spend time in immigration detention centres in Christmas Island and Curtin, Western Australia.

Born in Kabul Afghanistan, Assadullah had a happy childhood with a supportive family. However, due to the civil war in the 90s', he and his family were forcibly displaced multiple times internally and regionally.

Assadullah has a long history of working with international missions in Afghanistan which placed him as a target for the Taliban. In his journey to freedom, Assadullah faced multiple challenges including targeted attacks by the Taliban, seeking refuge in Indonesia, the harsh conditions of the sea to Australia, and the barriers of detention and settlement.

Since arriving in Australia, Assadullah has made immense contributions to Australia's working force and community. He achieved his postgraduate qualification and has extensive experience working in the humanitarian settlement sector and the broader refugee community at state and national levels.

At this event, we will come together to honor the contributions of refugees in our society, and to show our support for their continued success. Please arrive after 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm start.

This event is made possible thanks to the sponsorship from Refugee Council of Australia and the Equal Opportunity Commission.

Will you come?