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    Melaleuca Australia Refugee Week Celebrations 17-21 June 2024

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    Refugee Week is being held at Melaleuca Australia 17-21 June 2024 and the theme is Finding freedom: family. This year Melaleuca Australia is collaborating with refugee communities, schools and interested stakeholders to highlight stories through a range of mediums and meaningful ways.

    Key events will be held at our Darwin office 24 McLachlan Street and include:

    Opening Event - Monday 17 June 4-5:30pm: includes special welcome, interactive djembe (drumming) circle, candle lit vigil & cooking demonstration by community members with lived refugee experience.

    Gallery - Daily from 12noon-5pm Tuesday 18 until Friday 21 June: proudly displaying entries from local schools and adults from the Migrant English Program which explore the theme. We invite votes from the Darwin community for the People’s Choice award.

    Portable panel fusion - Daily from 4-5pm Tuesday 18 until Friday 21 June: We welcome you and your colleagues, fellow students, family to come with respectful curiosity to explore your understanding of the refugee journey. 

    Communities connect - Daily from 5-7pm Tuesday 18, Thursday 20 & Friday 21 June: communities with refugee experience from Ukraine, South Sudan & Republic of the Congo will be hosting the wider community, sharing experiences and connecting with you around how stories of love and family support have given strength and freedom.

    Get involved & sponsor a family photo - Sponsor a family portrait for $30 and become connected to their descendants.

    You can choose to make a donation through Humanitix or you can make a cash donation on the night. Donations will go towards supporting our communities to share incredible stories and experiences with our broader Darwin community. Please note that all donations made through this website will automatically receive a tax-deductible receipt.

    Melaleuca Australia is proud to share this exciting initiative and we are looking forward to celebrating Refugee Week 2024 with you!

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