Celebrate Refugee Week with Simon Shahin

Date & Time

Wed 22 Jun 2022 to Wed 22 Jun 2022
11:00am to 12:00pm


Merrylands Library
Newman Street & Miller Street, Merrylands

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All ages



Event details

Join with us as we celebrate Refugee Week and acknowledge the huge journey made by refugees to start a new life in Australia.

To help us celebrate we have invited Simon Shahin, a former refugee from Syria, to share his story of how he came to be a Refugee and finally settle in Australia in 2015.

After years of living in fear of losing their lives and witnessing the horrific loss of innocent lives, Simon’s family desperately fled from war torn Syria and were finally granted temporary asylum in Lebanon.

From there they sought refugee visas for Australia and in 2015, they were granted these visas. For Simon, this was nothing short of a miracle.

Come along and listen to Simon's story.


Bookings are essential.

To make a booking see a library staff member or phone Merrylands Library on 8757 9065.



Merrylands Library

Newman Street & Miller Street, Merrylands

Event Organiser

Council Event

Here at Cumberland City Council Libraries, we acknowledge the contribution refugees make to our community and celebrate them.

8757 9065