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Part of Refugee Week

Refugee Week speaker event with Tariq Kareemi

Where
Ron Williams Community Centre
Ron Williams Community Centre
5-11 Kepos Street, Redfern NSW 2016
5-11 Kepos Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
When

Wednesday 19 June from 10am to 12pm

Join us for a morning tea with guest speaker Tariq Kareemi to celebrate Refugee Week.

This event also offers a great opportunity to meet the friendly staff at Ron Williams Community Centre.

Tariq is a legal practitioner, partner of a law firm and an ambassador for the Refugee Council of Australia. He was born when his family were about to leave Afghanistan due to Soviet Union invasion back in late 1980s. They returned to Afghanistan after 9/11. However, their hopes for peace were faced with security challenges due to Taliban’s ongoing attacks.

Tariq arrived in Sydney in late 2010 as an international student. He has since graduated with a master’s degree in international law and international relations from UNSW.

In his talk, Tariq will share his life journey of uncertainty directly impacted by the ongoing conflicts and crises, internal displacements and migration. Learn how he is now advocating and empowering others to have a better understanding of being a refugee.

This talk will be followed by morning tea from Parliament On King, social enterprise catering provided by asylum seekers and refugee.

Tariq's talk will be interpreted in Mandarin.

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access or communication needs, please contact Mon the Community Services Worker at the Ron Williams Community Centre on 02 9265 9180 or email mzhang@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. Mon speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Bookings are essential for this free event.

Refugee Week (16-22 June) is a celebration of the contributions refugees and people seeking asylum make in our communities. It's also a time when all Australians are encouraged to educate themselves about the issues that affect refugees, as well as listen to the stories of those seeking asylum.

The theme of this year's Refugee Week is Finding Freedom: Family. This theme invites us to explore the stories of refugees who, despite the challenges they encounter, discover a source of freedom within the embrace of their families.

Photo credit: Phoebe Pratt / City of Sydney

The Ron Williams Community Centre is open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. We have free computers, Wi-Fi, snooker and table tennis, tea, coffee, biscuits, and books to borrow. See the full program here.

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