Refugee Week Activities were a plenty this year with the MRC both organising and attending 4 seperate events
Refugee Week and United Nations International Yoga Day
Wednesday 21st June 2017, 11.30 – 2.00pm
In recognition of Refugee Week and United Nations International Yoga Day, our staff and clients joined YogaHive in a lunchtime yoga practice, held at KGV Recreation Centre. Along with presentations and there was delicious Addison Road Street Food Markets, with refugee and asylum seeker market holders showcasing food from their part of the world. We accompanied 24 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to the YogaHive ‘Belong’ event. Everyone participated in an aboriginal smoking ceremony, yoga class and delicious lunch. The yoga was thoroughly enjoyed and the participants have asked for more classes to help them relax and feel healthy. #liverpoolmrc #refugeeweek2017#yoga #getinvolved
Community HeART and PCYC Liverpool Celebrations
Wednesday 21st June, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
With a sausage sizzle and music, we had the second unveiling of the Community HeART Mural. Community HeART is a community-driven project which sees 3 local artists come together to produce a beautiful mural conveying a message of welcome to our newly arrived refugee community. Our youth group from Lurnea and Fairvale High Schools joined us in leaving messages of welcome alongside the PCYC staff.
Coffee With a Cop – Fairfield
Friday 23rd June, 10am – 12.00pm, The Crescent Plaza, Fairfield
We joined Fairfield Local Area Command along with 10 other organisations in having a coffee and a chance to meet the local community. We decided to capture words of welcome, hope and inspiration from attendees under our new project ‘2 Worlds, 2 Words’. A video of our experience and messages will be available soon.
Art on Moore
Friday 23rd June, 5.30pm – 7pm
Community HeART and Arts on prescription bring you – Art on Moore. This was another chance to see our Community HeART Mural alongside another recently completed aged care arts program “Arts on Prescription” by Hammondcare. In an open gallery style, the Liverpool MRC will be transformed into an art gallery with art from our program participants. Messages of welcome from our staff and Seniors group to newly arrived refugees were left as well as a review of the mural.