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SYDNEY: Stuff Not Fluff - Improving Narratives on Refugees and Migrants

  • Bankstown Library 80 Rickard Road Bankstown, NSW, 2200 Australia (map)

The UN International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) has been observed around the world each year since being established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution. The day is devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples”. The 2017 theme set by UN for this day is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” with a focus on improving negative narratives about migrants and refugees.

The TOGETHER global campaign brings together the organizations of the United Nations System, the 193 member countries of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants.

On 21st September Basmala ISU and Islamic Council of NSW will hold the following event “Stuff not Fluff: Improving Narratives on Refugees and Migrants Though Increased Dialogue & Informed Debates Influenced by Scholarly Literature" in Bankstown library.

We recognise that the current level of discourse on Migrants and Refugees in NSW to be highly toxic and poorly informed. This is leading to an increase in unfair and prejudiced discourse and emotional and irrational debates that targets anything deemed as the ‘Other’.

This project has been supported by NSW Government and community.