As part of our celebrations, we have invited Oliver Slewa, a former refugee from Iraq, to share his family’s story and describe the journey he took to finally settle in Australia in 1994.
Hear Oliver recount the harrowing and inspirational story of how he and his family fled Iraq into war torn Syria and their subsequent journey towards being granted temporary asylum in Greece. From there they sought permanent visas and in 1994, they were granted refugee status in Australia. For Oliver, this marked the beginning of a new chapter during which he hoped the rebuild his life in his new home. It was nothing short of a miracle.
Come along and listen to Oliver’s story.
When: Wednesday 21 June at 11am
Where: Merrylands Library - Corner of Miller and Newman Streets, Merrylands
No bookings required.
Find out more about Refugee Week
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
Cumberland City Council Libraries, acknowledge the contribution refugees make to our community and celebrate them.