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Artists to create a stir celebrating migration on Harmony Day

Sydney-based contemporary artists will bring their stories to life through a vibrant and interactive program at the Australian National Maritime Museum to celebrate Harmony Day, Sunday, March 21.

‘The Melody of Humanity’ video celebrates Human Rights Day

In the spirit of Human Rights Day, The Melody of Humanity, a cross-cultural and multilingual music video, was launched at the Community Refugee Welcome Centre in Callan Park, Lilyfield on December 10.

‘The Melody of Humanity’ video launch for Human Rights Day

The Community Refugee Welcome Centre in Callan Park, Lilyfield, will observe Human Rights Day, Thursday, December 10, by launching The Melody of Humanity, a cross-cultural and multilingual music video.

Report launch casts light on experiences of culturally diverse artists during COVID-19

Online panel discusses findings from artist roundtables forming part of UNESCO ResiliArt Settlement Services International (SSI) will facilitate an online discussion launching its new report, ‘SSI Artist Voices: experiences of the pandemic and a desired future’ hosted by the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) on December 9.

Building relationships saw SSI’s big dream become reality

Partnership and collaboration have been in SSI’s DNA since its formation with member organisations two decades ago. It continues today with partnerships with community and corporate organisations, and SSI’s leadership in the NSW Settlement Partnership.

Empowerment through the arts – for everyone

In 2014, SSI established an innovative Arts & Culture program inspired by the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to develop their creative potential and participate meaningfully in Australia's cultural life — no matter where they come from, what language they speak, or their level of ability.

Social Engineer draws on experience to support others through COVID-19

Since moving to Australia in 1998 due to political and civil unrest in Iraq, Bashar Hanna has faced and overcome the many challenges of establishing himself personally and professionally in a foreign land.

Victoria – respite and emergency foster carer

As a single woman, you may think that she does not fit the mold of your typical foster carer. But when Victoria talks about the children she supports through the SSI Multicultural Foster Care program, one thing is abundantly clear—she is a born carer.

“It’s very rewarding and very worthwhile.”

As a single woman, you may think that she does not fit the mould of a typical foster carer. But when Victoria talks about the children she supports through the SSI Multicultural Foster Care program, one thing is abundantly clear—she is a born carer.

ARIA-nominated hip hop artist joins global talent line-up at New Beginnings Festival

L-Fresh the Lion to perform as part of leading arts and culture festival’s fifth-anniversary celebrations The annual arts and culture festival that showcases Australia’s leading talent from refugee and migrant backgrounds has announced its most eclectic and renowned program to date. 

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. 

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.

Uyghur dancer preserves culture and starts up business in Australia

When Dilnigar Alim arrived in Australia in 2009, she brought with her the unique skills that she gained studying and working as a professional Uyghur dancer and performer in far East-Turkestan.

‘Share a meal, share a story’: celebrating refugee stories

In partnership with Settlement Services International (SSI), the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is highlighting food during Refugee Week (June 16-22, 2019) and asking everyone to ‘Share a meal, share a story’.

Event highlights innovation in western Sydney refugee communities

Sydney’s refugee communities are brimming with solutions for the challenges they face. With a helping hand from SSI, community leaders are being resourced to create projects that close gaps and capitalise on their communities’ strengths. 

SSI foster carers share their stories

Hear from SSI foster carers as they speak about their experiences and learn about the support they receive from our staff.

A conversation with SSI’s Turkish Carers Support Group

Operating for many years, SSI’s Turkish carers support group is a testament to their love and interest and support for each other, and support for the children they care for.

SSI funds seven more projects to support refugee communities

Seven projects supporting refugee communities in south-west Sydney have received a boost from not-for-profit Settlement Services International’s (SSI) $50,000 Community Innovation Fund.

Time to shine for the Daytime Singing Group

Ability Links NSW is always looking for opportunities to organise activities that bring people together, tackling social isolation and celebrating diversity and inclusion. A great example of this is the Daytime Singing Group based in Cooma, NSW who have just had their first opportunity to showcase what they love doing.

Welcome2Sydney participants and ambassadors celebrate 40th year of Newtown Festival

On Sunday, November 11, participants and ambassadors from the Welcome2Sydney project attended Newtown Festival, spending a fun day out enjoying music, markets and food.