ACU academic in successful partnership for Community Development Grant with Mercy Community Services

Published: Wednesday 10th February 2016

ACU Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts Brisbane Dr Tracey Sanders heads a team that was recently awarded a Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor’s Community and Development Grant.

In partnership with Mercy Community Services and the Romero Refugee and Asylum Seeker Centre in Brisbane, Dr Sanders will write and direct with ACU Arts students a performance titled ‘We are Here’ to be presented to an invited audience in October 2016.

Gathering the stories of Brisbane refugees and asylum seekers, the performance will tell the stories of displacement but also the stories of hope and joy.

The project will also allow for 40 refugees to be trained in coffee making and hospitality skills as well as an art exhibition of original works of those supported by the Romero Centre.