Do you work in early childhood services, migrant or refugee services, community health, African community organisations or other services or organisations that might sometimes deal with cross-cultural African/non-African couples and families?
If yes, you are invited to an informal information sharing afternoon tea with AAN Committee members:
Friday November 7
Canterbury-Bankstown Migrant Resource Centre
Level 2, 59 Evaline St, Campsie
Why get together? We’re organizing this gathering because we’d like to share with you some of our ideas and experiences as members of African and non African Australian marriages, families and communities. We’d like to raise awareness about the issues facing this community, such as high rates of separation and divorce, cultural dislocation for children of single parent families, and lack of community support and understanding of mixed families, so that your services are better placed to support and refer clients in this situation.
AAN would also like to be more informed about what your organization does. We frequently receive requests for information that we can’t directly provide, both from our client base and from services, and we’d like to be able to refer people to the appropriate agency or organization.
We will also be presenting a report on the findings of our recent survey of people who are or have been in mixed African/non-African relationships. This is the only survey of this kind that we know of in Australia.
For more information and to RSVP:
This event is made possible by a grant from the Canterbury Bankstown Community Harmony Initiatives Program.