Saturday, June 7, 2008


2008 Dario Palermo Refugee Art Exhibition
2008 Refugee Humanitarian awards
2008 Refugee Short Film Festival

Thursday JUNE 19th

(2 weeks to go)

You are all formally invited to this years refugee celebrations starting with the Refugee Thank You March.

Refugees thankful for what Australia and Australians have done for them will march along side Australians that are thankful for the contributions that refugees have made to their lives and communities.

We will be carrying blue lanterns through the streets of Sydney, the symbolic United Nations blue which is used throughout the world as a sign of protection and assistance to refugees worldwide.

We encourage everyone to make banners, t-shirts and lanterns with positive messages of thanks to walk around hide park in sydney and then we will conclude at the opening of the 2008 Refugee Art exhibition, Refugee Short Film Festival and Refugee Humanitarian awards.

You can make your own (non flame glow stick) lanterns or Blue lanterns will be able to be purchased from 5:30pm in Hyde park for $10 with all proceeds going towards refugee programs in NSW


5:30pm -Marches to meet at Hyde Park Sydney Corner of Park St and Elizabeth St.

6:00pm -March commencement

6:30pm - March arrives at Venue

- Refugee art exhibition opening

- Free refugee food dinner

Date: 19th June

Venue: Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: FREE

7:00pm -2008 Refugee humanitarian awards

7:30pm -2008 Refugee short film festival

9:30pm -End of event

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me at the detail below.

See you on the 19th June

Gary Taylor

President Friends of STARTTS

(Services for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors)

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