One story can change everything. And it’s critical that we change the way our country thinks about refugees and people seeking asylum. That’s why our Face to Face program amplifies the voices of refugees and empowers them to tell their own stories, in their own way.
Putting a face to the refugee journey: meet our Face-to-Face speakers
Our refugee speakers are the heart of our program. In sharing their journeys they’re writing a new chapter of humanity and bravery, dismantling a legacy of disrespectful, abusive and dehumanising stories about refugees and people seeking asylum.
Abang Anade Othow, National Refugee Ambassador and face-to-Face speaker
Amplifying the voices of refugees: meet the women behind the program
It is not easy to tell a story that begins with pain. Crystallising years or even decades of war, detention and resilience into an engaging story is a challenging process where fears must be faced and traumas relived. And when all that is done, how do you find an audience who needs to hear that story? That’s where Deena and Maya come in.
Schools get Face-to-Face with refugees
It is incredibly powerful to hear a refugee’s story, and even more so to meet the person behind that incredible journey. Our Face-to-Face program has facilitated 385 presentations since 2014, impacting thousands of lives in schools and workplaces.
Corporates get Face-to-Face with refugees
Only one group of people can truly change the hearts and minds of Australians and that is refugees themselves. And telling their own stories to the wider community will ultimately change the national narrative about refugees and people seeking asylum.