As part of Bankstown City Council's commitment to refugees in the Bankstown area, Council will once again host a day of events to celebrate Refugee Week 2011.
Bankstown's Refugee Week celebrations will include a Living Library session and multi-cultural concert which will run from 10am to 1pm on Thursday, 23 June 2011.
Mayor of Bankstown Clr Tania Mihailuk said the City of Bankstown is built on the foundations of multiculturalism.
"With over 130 cultural groups residing in the area, our city has a long-held commitment to welcoming refugees into the community.
"During Refugee Week we recognise the many achievements and contributions of refugees to the cultural life of our city," Mayor Mihailuk said.
Bankstown's celebrations will begin with the Living Library sessions which will be held at Melkite Holy Saviour School at Greenacre, and will give residents the opportunity to meet local refugees and hear their individual stories about their integration process and how they have adapted to life in Australia.
In the afternoon a FREE concert featuring performances by local youth and performers from African and Arabic backgrounds will be held from 11.30am.
To find out more about Bankstown's Refugee Week celebrations go to www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au or call the Customer Contact Centre on 9707 9999.