Come along a little earlier to this free event. I am honoured to be asked to play some piano music (6:30 - 7:00) in the beautiful surrounds of the Monash Gallery of Art. The exhibition in the room is on the theme of home, which ties in nicely with what Mariam may have to say seeing as her work supports new migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. I’m enjoying some early morning practise time now, exploring pieces that follow this theme of home, feeling safe, being surrounded by love and family.
Mariam Issa is committed to improving the lives of refugees and invites you to be a part of her world. A co-founder of the not-for-profit organisation, RAW (Resilient Aspiring Women) and Space2b – community spaces established to support asylum seekers, refugees and newly arrived migrants – Mariam was awarded the Ambassador of Peace award from the Universal Peace Federation in recognition of her work promoting social cohesion amongst Melbourne’s culturally diverse population.
Mariam’s latest book is A Resilient Life.
Light refreshments to be served
When: Thursday 20 June 2019
Time: Doors open at 6.30pm. 7pm - 8.30pm
Location: Monash Gallery of Art
Enquiries: 9561 6211 or book online