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Road to Refuge – “Our Words” (18 July)

Join us for a night of creative storytelling which puts a human voice & experience to the national conversation about refugees. You’ll meet our young storytellers Lujayn HouraniTaj Aldeeband Akuol Garang.

Lujayn is a queer Palestinian diaspora writer. They will present original poetry and writing on homeland.

Akuol is a Sudanese-Australian advocate who spent the first 11 years of her life in a refugee camp, before seeking refugee in Australia. She will share her story.

Taj is a Syrian-Australian advocate, actor, and singer, and will share a song and speak on her experience of being in Nour – a film about a young Syrian refugee making its way around film festivals now.

You’ll also hear a performance from special guest Black Orchid Stringband. The band was formed by West Papuan freedom fighters now living in Melbourne and features traditional bass, ukelele, tifa and beautiful three part vocal harmonies.

Catered by Mabu Mabu. Drinks for sale at the venue.

Money raised from ticket sales will be donated to Road to Refuge.

For more information and tickets, click here