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Refugee Week 2021

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The Asylum Seekers Centre, Amnesty International and City of Sydney present:


An evening of conversation and music to celebrate Refugee Week 2021

6:30pm - 8:30pm, 23 June 2021

LIVESTREAM ONLY. Ticket-holders - check your emails or email

Speakers include:

  • Craig Foster - Refugee advocate and soccer legend
  • Rosemary Kariuki - Australian Local Hero of the Year
  • Farhad Bandesh - Refugee advocate, musician, former detainee
  • Lord Mayor Clover Moore
  • Yvonne Weldon - Chairperson, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Cr Jess Scully - City of Sydney Councillor
  • Frances Rush - Asylum Seekers Centre CEO
  • Graham Thom - Amnesty International Australia Refugee Coordinator
  • Mithat Unlu - business owner and refugee
  • and featuring music by Farhad Bandesh supported by rock legends from MIDNIGHT OIL and more...

Please note that guests are required to wear protective masks at all times during this event.

* The organisers aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events for all participants. If you have any access, communication, or affordability needs, please contact

COVID Safety details:
It is a condition of entry to check-in with a QR code.

Guests must wear a protective mask during this event.

· If you are unwell/ have any symptoms, you must not attend the event. Please stay home and get tested.

·        Guests are advised to follow the up-to-date NSW Health advice.

·        You must practice physical distancing (1.5 metres) where practical. An empty seat will be allocated between each group.

·        Guests are required to follow staff directions in regards to COVIDSafe practices

Please note that there will be three entry points into the hall-St Andrew's Cathedral Square entry, Druitt St entry and George St entry. This information will be available on your ticket.

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