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Bankstown Arts Centre presents ‘Homelands’ for Refugee Week

Bankstown Arts Centre will celebrate Refugee Week 2022 with “Homelands”, a free, family-friendly festival, on Saturday, June 25.

Inaugural Homelands tour lights up Refugee Week 2019

Rhythmic vibrations, captivating performances and audience singalongs epitomised the first ever Homelands Tour as artists from refugee backgrounds came together in a musical collaboration to celebrate Refugee Week 2019. 

Refugee Week 2023

“It wasn’t easy to get a job. After all this experience I had in my country – 15 years – I had to start from scratch.” Read Full Story “I have dedicated almost 20 years of my life to my profession – I cannot leave it behind. I dream of working again as a dentist, […]

Refugee Week 2022

Every member of our community should feel they belong. SSI has been supporting refugees and working for a more socially cohesive society for over 20 years.

From the CEO: Why CALD communities and organisations must support an Indigenous Voice to Parliament

The proposed referendum to establish an Indigenous Voice to Parliament is an opportunity for multicultural community service organisations to step up to support communities whose experiences can be similar to those of the migrants and refugees we support.

How Tatjana harnesses her experience of forced migration in her support of entrepreneurs

Tatjana Lukic-Co was just 13 years old when her family was forced to flee her home in former Yugoslavia, seeking temporary refuge in Germany before gaining asylum in Australia.

Multi-disciplinary artists to tour QLD and NSW for Refugee Week

A multi-disciplinary arts tour will travel across regional and metropolitan Queensland and New South Wales during Refugee Week to raise awareness of refugee experiences.

Sharing stories of migration and displacement through art

“One common thread, that is not often acknowledged, is that anyone who calls Australia home, except for the First Nations people of this land, is a migrant of one form or another."

New Beginnings Winter Festival forges connections between inner west locals and newly arrived communities

Marking Refugee Week 2019, the SSI New Beginnings Winter Festival attracted more than 300 inner west locals and newly arrived communities to the Community Refugee Welcome Centre in Lilyfield.

From the CEO — Counting our blessings

The end of the year is hurtling towards us. Like many of you, I’m squeezing in as much as possible between now and the end of this week, when our office will close and I’ll have a fortnight to celebrate with family and reflect on another big year.