Lives travelled, new friends, new homes - Courage and Strength

Photo credit: Melissa Marinier UNIC Canberra

13 Apr 2018

Lives travelled, new friends, new homes - Courage and Strength

On Wednesday 11 April together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) we visited the Cooma Multicultural Centre. IOM Australia opened the event with a short video and explanation of the Together Campaign and the I am Migrant Campaign.

UNIC Canberra then facilitated a media training session – the main element of which was teaching the women media skills in order for them to interview each other about their experiences of coming to Australia as migrants and of rural living.

This visit was pat of a broader rural campaign that UNIC Canberra and IOM have undertaken which has included visits to Goulburn and Queanbeyan Multicultural Centres. Numerous people have been very generous with both their stories and their time. UNIC Canberra’s videos from these visits and other projects for the Together Campaign can be found here. And Audio stores here.

To describe the similarities of the lived experiences of the people we have met would be to highlight the spirit of courage, generosity and determination.