As Lithgow Council celebrate Refugee week we invite the community to gather for a vigil on June 26th at 7pm in Cook Street Plaza.

In 2017 Lithgow Council became a Refugee Welcome Zone. That means that we are a community who welcome refugees, who are committed to upholding the human rights of all people including refugees and asylum seekers and we demonstrate an ongoing commitment to enhancing the cultural and religious diversity of our community.

“Refugee week is a chance for us to publicly demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our multicultural community,” said Mayor Ray Thompson. “We particularly want to remember that there are currently 26 million refugees worldwide.”

A simple vigil will be held on June 26th in Cook Street Plaza. Come along and show your support of the plight of refugees around the world and those in our own country.

Lithgow council is proud to work with the local Amnesty Action group. This group of concerned community members meet together monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month at 1pm at the Lithgow Library. Together this group work to educate and inform the community, to deliver practical support to refugees in our own community and to advocate for local, state and federal government to improve access to basic human rights for all. If you’d like to get involved with this group contact Council’s community development officer Ali Kim on 63549999 for more information.