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Community events in Melbourne in March/April

March and April in Melbourne are packed with multicultural festivals and events. We've got a number of exciting Community Welcome Lunches, Dinners and events coming up and would love for you and your friends/family to join us! Moonee Valley Community Welcome Dinner...

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Home Dinners and other activities in Brisbane

Home Dinners and other activities in Brisbane

In the second half of 2016 we held three home Welcome Dinners and attended numerous festivals and workshops to raise awareness about the project. In the process we made some incredible connections: 10 June - Our work with Digital Storytellers began in June at the...

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Farewell Libby

Farewell Libby

2017 brings with it many changes, including the resignation of our wonderful Queensland Welcome Dinner State Coordinator, Libby Blom, who has decided to step back a bit to spend more time with her growing family. Due to Libby's leadership over the past 18 months, we...

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Our 2016 Facilitator Trainings

Our 2016 Facilitator Trainings

All Welcome Dinners are lead by two trained facilitators to ensure the evening runs smoothly and that dinners are always in a safe and welcoming environment for all. We couldn't host dinners without these special volunteers! This year we had new facilitators join us...

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Welcome finds a home in Toowoomba!

Welcome finds a home in Toowoomba!

The Toowoomba chapter of the Welcome Dinner Project hit the ground running with the first home dinner on 19th March 2016. Toowoomba’s WDP Coordinators Emily and Darren worked tirelessly to ensure the inaugural Welcome Dinner was a huge success and a wonderful...

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Founder’s New Year Message

Founder’s New Year Message

In these turbulent times it is easy to feel overwhelmed by all the suffering in our world and the human bias toward aggression and destruction. In response to this the world needs movements dedicated to loving kindness and care of the earth for the generations to...

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Welcome Fest 2016

Welcome Fest 2016

On the 2nd of October, the Welcome Dinner Project Queensland held a stall at the Welcome Fest in Brisbane. The Welcome Fest was a great opportunity to share our vision and recruit new people to our project. We were perfectly positioned across from the World Music...

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Sandgate Community Dinner

In August, we did something that we have never done before in Queensland. We had a community dinner welcoming hundreds of newly arrived Iraqi families on the North Side. We were quite nervous as the guests began arriving in droves, with the queue going out the door...

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