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City of Sydney, Asylum Seekers Centre and Amnesty International

Refugee Week 2021: Band Together

Where
Online
Online
See event description for details on how to connect.
When

Wednesday 23 June from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost

Starting from: $15

Due to the new Covid restrictions in Sydney, tonight’s event at Sydney Town Hall will be live streamed only.

Everyone who has purchased a ticket to attend the event in person will be emailed details with an option to transfer their ticket to the live stream or receive a refund. If you choose to transfer to the live stream you’ll also receive a refund for the difference in the ticket price.

If you haven’t already purchased a ticket for the event, live stream tickets can still be purchased online.

An evening of conversation and music to celebrate Refugee Week 2021, presented by City of Sydney, the Asylum Seekers Centre and Amnesty International.

Speakers include:

  • Craig Foster - Refugee advocate and soccer legend

  • Rosemary Kariuiki - Australian Local Hero of the Year

  • Farhad Bandesh - Refugee advocate, musician, former detainee

  • Councillor Jess Scully - City of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor

  • Yvonne Weldon - Chairperson, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council

  • Frances Rush - Asylum Seekers Centre CEO

  • Graham Thom - Amnesty International Australia Refugee Coordinator

  • Mithat Unlu - business owner and refugee

  • Roaa Ahmed - student and refugee

There'll be live music featuring Farhad Bandesh supported by rock legend Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil and friends from The Celibate Rifles, Youth Group and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The event will be Auslan Interpreted with captioning available on the live stream.

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

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City of Sydney, Asylum Seekers Centre and Amnesty International

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