Thursday, September 8 · 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Despite the negative portrayal of asylum seekers in our media, the Villawood Detention Centre is filled with amazing stories of survival, resistance and hope. Every day, refugees inside Villawood find ways to resist the dehumanizing restraints of our detention system.
Villawood: Survival+Resistance will present artworks, film, talks, hip hop, music, poetry, performance art about the Villawood Detention Centre and what it means for Western Sydney.
'Villawood Mums': A short film screening followed by Q&A with the film makers.
Refugee Action Coalition spokesperson Ian Rintoul will discuss the current problems of Immigration Detention.
Performances by poets and hip hop artists from the Auburn Community Development Poets Group, including Rima aka Soul Beats, Bhagavadas Sriskanthadas & Nashaa Hamody Abdul-Hassan.
Event night food and drinks served by donation from 5.30pm.
A collaboration between The Refugee Art Project, the Cross Border Collective, The Refugee Action Coalition and the Justice and Arts Network. Supported by ICE & Matta Media.
See also therefugeeartproject.com