Come celebrate Refugee Week in Moreton Bay

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Come celebrate Refugee Week in Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council in partnership with the Multicultural Association of Caboolture and Surrounds (MACS), is inviting residents to view the screening of The Staging Post next week (Saturday 22 June) at the Caboolture Library Welcoming Place in celebration of Refugee Week.

Council Spokesperson for Lifestyle and Amenity, Councillor Denise Sims, said the film’s Director Jolyon Hoff and central characters of the movie Muzafar, and his wife Nagina, would be attending the screening and a question and answer session following the picture –  a story of hope, courage and connection.

“The film follows Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar, Khadim and Tahira who build a community and start a school which inspires a refugee education revolution,” Cr Sims said.

“Refugee Week is an annual event to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrating the positive contributions they’ve made to our society.

“We’re really lucky to live in a region that’s not only one of the fastest growing in Queensland, but also one of the most culturally diverse regions in Australia.

“One in every four residents of the Moreton Bay Region have been born overseas, representing more than 180 nationalities and speaking 157 different languages.

“The cultural diversity of the region is rapidly growing and we are seeing more and more people from refugee backgrounds calling this region home.”

Cr Sims said council would also hold a tour activity as part of its Welcome Program, an initiative for refugees and migrants, on Saturday 22 June with a visit to Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Albany Creek Library, Old Petrie Town and the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum.

“This program is a partnership between council, Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) and Multicultural Development Australia,” Cr Sims said.

For more information on the program, contact the CAMS Program at the Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre on (07) 3337 5400.

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