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Social Justice, Diversity, Compassion, Respect, Quality, Ethics, Innovation
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This was such an awesome day. Can't wait for World Refugee Day, 2016, when we'll celebrate again with the New Beginnings festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EiEW1aOJv4

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SSI welcomed two esteemed academics at its Ashfield head office on April 30, for a roundtable discussion on countering violent extremism. Associate Professor Anne Aly, a research fellow and head of the Countering Online Violent Extremism Research (COVER) program at Curtin University, and Professor Andrew Jakubowicz, Chair in Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney, led the discussion.

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To celebrate World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20, SSI will host the inaugural New Beginnings: Refugee Arts and Culture Festival to showcase the talents of refugees and asylum seekers in the community.
The festival will be held at Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville, as a one-day celebration of the cultural expressions and heritage of people from diverse communities through performances, arts and craft displays, workshops and food tasting.

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As mass atrocities displace millions of civilians around the world - many of them arriving as refugees in Australia - bringing justice to victims is of paramount importance. At this event, hear keynote presentations by Stephen J Rapp, US Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, and Phil Glendenning, President of the Refugee Council of Australia and Director of the Edmund Rice Centre. 

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Find out why Jawad, an asylum seeker, was so awe inspired at Parliament House.

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These young people who are seeking asylum in Australia were struck by Parliament House and what it represented.

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One young man with autism and his mother found support from an SSI Linker who helped get the son in to a photography course to give him a focus for his passion. This resulted in the mother having more time to herself to concentrate on her own medical needs. They were one of 160 NEW families helped by SSI Linkers last month.
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