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Our picnics for September-October

AAN picnic sept-oct

Saturday 14 September

Meet near the play equipment – look for our banner.

Sausage sizzle – bring salads & snacks to share.

Sydney Park, St Peters


Sunday 27 October

Meet near the play equipment – look for our banner.

Holroyd Gardens Merrylands

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Save the dates!

We’ve set the dates for our next few events:

Saturday 15 September – Penrith – location TBA. Sausage sizzle provided.

Sunday 21st OctoberPirrama Park in the city

Saturday 17th November – fundraising lunch at a member’s home in Blacktown – details TBA.

Saturday 8th December – Central Coast –Avoca Beach again

Our picnics go from 1.00pmto 5.00pm.

Watch this website and our Facebook page for details & wet weather alternatives.

Networking afternoon – November 7

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

2.00-4.00pm

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:

anniestopford@optusnet.com.au or msdukuly@yahoo.com  

Download this information in a flier (PDF)

This event is made possible by a grant from the Canterbury Bankstown Community Harmony Initiatives Program.