Friday, October 12, 2007

Celebrating the Sudanese

A Gathering at Noon: Celebrating the Rich Dignity the Sudanese bring
to
Australia

In response to the recent Kevin Andrews decision and the profoundly
negative impact this has had on the Sudanese members of our community,
FLN and Lentil as Anything want to celebrate their presence in
Australia.

On Saturday, October 13th from 12pm onwards at the Abbotsford Convent,
there will be a series of activities that showcase the vibrant
offerings
of the Sudanese community in Australia.







The day will feature a lunch, children's activities, and performances
leading into the evening with a cabaret performance at 8.30pm. One of
the highlights of the day will be spoken word, poetry, and hip-hop
performed by the young Sudanese in the Refugee Mentoring Program at
Lentil as Anything.

This is an opportunity to react positively to recent stirrings in the
Australian community about the integration of new African migrants to
Australia and to reassure Africans in Australia that a sense of
welcome,
generosity and openness is what lies at the heart of being Australian.

Saturday 13th October 12pm onwards
Lentil as Anything at the Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Media contact: Sara Maher, 0432223381 / 94172897

1 comment:

Gareth LovesTha Pye said...

Is it too late to deport the government for being un-australian?