Refugee Week Vigil

Lithgow Council

As Lithgow Council celebrate Refugee week we invite the community to gather for a vigil on June 26th at 7pm in Cook Street Plaza.

In 2017 Lithgow Council became a Refugee Welcome Zone. That means that we are a community who welcome refugees, who are committed to upholding the human rights of all people including refugees and asylum seekers and we demonstrate an ongoing commitment to enhancing the cultural and religious diversity of our community.

“Refugee week is a chance for us to publicly demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our multicultural community,” said Mayor Ray Thompson. “We particularly want to remember that there are currently 26 million refugees worldwide.”

A simple vigil will be held on June 26th in Cook Street Plaza. Come along and show your support of the plight of refugees around the world and those in our own country.

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