Refugee Week 2017

The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) is proud to annually participate in Refugee Week.

This year’s event will be held on June 19th which is International Day of the Refugee. this event will be held in partnership with ECCV partners, Welcome to Australia and the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC). Back by popular demand, Campfire Stories will feature everyday Victorians from refugee backgrounds. Come listen to their stories of journey, struggle and triumph. This event is now fully booked.

Campfire Stories will also be held on July 25th during the EMERGE in Yarra festival at the Abbotsford Convent Precinct. This event will be held in partnership with ECCV partners, Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and Welcome to Australia. Watch this space for more information.

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Originally celebrated in 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June).

In 2018, Refugee Week will be held from Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June.

#WithRefugees is the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia.

A ‘Refugee’ is a person; boy, girl, woman or man. Not a label, but a human being with a beating heart just like you and me. And the refugee experience can be prolonged or it can be fleeting. Today there are more refugees than ever, and only by standing together #WithRefugees can we begin to change this.

ECCV refugee week event 2017 – Campfire Stories held in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria and Welcome to Australia.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery of the 2017 Campfire Stories event acknowledging Refugee Week in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge in Yarra Festival and Welcome to Australia.