YOUNG REFUGEES AND THE SUITCASE STORIES
Dr MEHREEN FARUQI (11:20): I move:
(1) That this House notes that:
(a) young refugees performed in the annual production Suitcase Stories in November 2017;
(b) Suitcase Stories is a production of the Treehouse Theatre as part of its mentoring program that provides a
platform for young refugees to share their lived experiences through performance; and
(c) the aim of the program and resulting performances is to instil confidence and wellbeing in the participants
who have often endured hardships, and to educate the community about the difficulties of refugee
resettlement and past trauma.
(2) That this House commends:
(a) the performers in Suitcase Stories for having the courage to share their stories; and
(b) Treehouse Theatre for mentoring young refugees and providing them with a platform to present their stories.
Motion agreed to.