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Understanding the migrant experience

Migration – Stories from Banyule features 14 narratives around migration to shed light on the migrant experience

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30 October 2017

Given Australia's multiculturalism, aside from the Indigenous communities, everyone has a story of migration to tell.

To share these stories, Multicultural Arts Victoria has teamed up with Co.As.It. to present the latest project of the ‘What Happened at the Pier’ program,
Migration – Stories from Banyule.

The event is inspired by the book of the same name by Lella Cariddi, which features 14 narratives by and about people from Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Malta and England.

The selection of stories has been put together to give greater insight into the lives of immigrants, refugees and migration issues, with the potential to change people’s perspective.

Taking place on Tuesday at Co.As.It. in Carlton, attendees will enjoy readings from Migration – Stories from Banyule and a screening of short documentaries.

There will also be a panel discussion being led by Member for Calwell, Greek Australian Maria Vamvakinou MP on how the experiences of earlier generations of migrants can inform the integration of newly arrived immigrants and refugees.

Migration – Stories from Banyule takes place on Tuesday 31 October at Co.As.It. (199 Faraday Street, Carlton, VIC) from 6.30-8.00 pm. Attendance is free of charge. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/migration-stories-from-banyule-with-the-participation-of-maria-vamvakinou-mp-tickets-38860659278

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