Brisbane City Council (BCC) and MDA Ltd are celebrating World Refugee Week with the inaugural #CreateWelcome Week between 18-26 June 2016.

Since 2008, BCC has provided funding to MDA to celebrate World Refugee Week, committed to a city where residents from refugee backgrounds can contribute and succeed. #CreateWelcome Week recognises the valuable contribution refugees make to Brisbane’s cultural, social and economic development.

Brisbane organisations and community groups led by MDA’s Welcome Hub network, will host 24 events across the city. Events include film screenings, cultural conversations, photo exhibitions, walking tours, community Iftar dinners, a food festival and a citizenship ceremony for refugees at the Brisbane Multicultural Centre on World Refugee Day.

Tied into MDA’s highly-successful #CreateWelcome campaign, the Brisbane community are invited celebrate the city’s multiculturalism and
enjoy vibrant community events throughout #CreateWelcome week.

Creating welcome through local community activities strengthens intercultural conversations and promotes a deeper understanding through shared experiences. It takes a collective effort to create an inclusive, welcoming community for Queenslanders of all cultural backgrounds.