Sat, 13 Mar | Coburg

Welcome Dinner

Registration is Closed
Welcome Dinner

Time & Location

13 Mar, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Coburg, 90 Bell St, Coburg VIC 3058, Australia

About the Event

A delicious dinner will be included in the ticket price:

  • Chicken Maghloba - Traditional Palestinian Recipe
  • Morrocan Lamb Curry 
  • Falafel (vegetarian)
  • Koko Sabzi (vegetarian)
  • Baghali Polo with lamb shank
  • Ash Reshth (vegetarian)
  • Kashk Badojon (vegetarian)

All food is Halal & Gluten Free

**Vegetarian Options Available

Your dinner will be prepared by Ahmad Hakim (Director & Founder Refugee Voices) & Esmat Ansari (Kurdish Refugee)

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Speakers: TBC

Silent auction & raffle on the night

In January this year over 60 refugees were freed after 8 years in detention. These refugees were brought to Australia through the Medevac Law as they were in need of medical treatment. Instead of obtaining the medical treatment required, they were locked in hotel detention for up to 2-years. This is subsequent to many years locked up in Manus Island and Nauru Detention Centres.

Whilst many of our friends are now free, the Federal Government is providing little support. This has left it up to us, the community, to respond. 

Refugee Voices is in direct communication with the recently released men and is assisting them to find work, housing and appropriate services. Amidst the current global pandemic crisis it is a particularly difficult time to seek employment and refugees are already vulnerable to exploitation.

All funds raised at this event will go toward supporting the recently released refugees by covering essential costs, such as clothes, food and transport, as well as assisting them to settle into the community, safely and securely. 

Refugee Voices is a newly founded community organisation committed to ensuring that when it comes to the policies, campaigns and decisions that affect refugees, refugee voices are heard loud and clear. Many organisations advocating on behalf of refugee rights fail to incorporate the lived experience of refugees in their campaigns and do not represent refugees in the highest levels of leadership in their organisational structure. Refugee Voices is an organisation that centres people with lived experience in policy debate and the media narrative surrounding people seeking asylum.

If you are unable to attend you can still donate. 

Bank Account details:

Account Name: Refugee Voices

BSB: 313 140

Account Number: 12308268

Please include 'Welcome Dinner' in the reference. 

We acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation and we pay our respect to their Elders past present and emerging. Always Was Always Will Be Aboriginal Land.

Tickets
Price
Quantity
Total
  • Sold Out
    Welcome Dinner (Concession)
    $30
    +$0.75 Service fee
    $30
    +$0.75 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Sold Out
    Welcome Dinner
    $50
    +$1.25 Service fee
    $50
    +$1.25 Service fee
    0
    $0
  • Kids Under 12
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • Refugees
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
Total$0

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