Sunday, February 12, 2017

Harmony Day Port Macquarie

Come and celebrate Harmony Day at a screening of Constance on the Edge, a film about refugee resettlement and what it takes to belong (see event flyer).
When: Thursday 23rd March
Time: 5.30pm for a 6pm start til 8pm
Where: Port Macquarie Library, Grant St Port Macquarie
Cost: FREE
Bookings: Port Macquarie Library on 6581 8755
For anyone interested after the viewing the audience will be invited to take part in an informal discussion about the film, refugee resettlement and the resettlement experience - What does it take to belong?

* Constance on the Edge

One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home?
Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Wagga Wagga, Australia.
Constance on the Edge gets to the heart of a contemporary untold story about the courage and resilience it takes to build new lives. The film also highlights the important role communities play in encouraging a sense of belonging and enabling participation for everyone.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cultural exchange

Cultural Exchange
A group of women from the Community Migrant Resource Centre in Sydney visited the Mid North Coast region during a recent cultural exchange. 

24 women migrants and refugees from Rwanda, Burundi, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and China were included in the visit, which took in Port Macquarie's Koala Hospital and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.
The women stayed with local families through the Home Among the Gum Trees network.
Cultures were showcased through food at a fabulous cultural exchange dinner held at the Sea Scouts Hall in Port Macquarie.
According to Community Migrant Resource Centre spokesperson Dativah Nitsios, going into regional areas and interacting with people to share cultures promotes social inclusion
She likened the recent visit to a celebration.

It is hoped further visits will be arranged via the local Home Among the Gum Trees program.
Last meeting for 2016
Just a reminder our last MNC Refugee Support Group meeting for the year will be held at 10am on Saturday December 3rd, at Wauchope Arts Hall.

You are invited to contribute some Christmas gifts for the Syrian refugee families in Newcastle.
Please make sure any gifts for children are in good condition, educational, hand made or wooden and not throw away plastic - Lego or construction toys an exception.
If you would like to join us for lunch, bring along a plate of food to share.
If you have any queries or suggestions for the group, why not post them on our Facebook page?