SICA Chair Sebastian Flynn Directs Stellar Luminous Fest and Welcome

Fest — annual events that welcome Brisbane's Refugee Community in June

20,000 plus Queenslanders from all walks of life welcomed their newest Queenslanders with Multicultural Development Association's Luminous Lantern Parade and Concert at South Bank Parklands. 

The welcoming continues through to the big Welcome Fest June 14, a free and vibrant community event that brings Brisbane's diverse cultural communities together to create welcome, discover cultures and celebrate everyone's contribution to multicultural Australia.

Click here to see video interview with Sebastian as they prepared for Welcome Fest 2015.


Cuture Compass, a new SICA program designed by Sebastian with input from Arifah Gebhardt and others, has also just launched in Australia to help refugees and others pull their past and present together to create a positive vision of the future.  

Culture Compass is being presented  by MDA in association with SICA.


SICA's PEACE DAY AUSTIN initiative on Global Giving

Peace Day Austin is a city-wide celebration of the UN's International Day of Peace, 21 September that grew out of SICA's Poems for Peace initiative. On Thursday, June 17 Global Giving will match every $25.00 gift with another $20!! Help us meet our funding goal!  THANK YOU!

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