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From January to June 2014 PaCSIA facilitators Serge Loode and Erica Rose Jeffrey worked with project partners on the Brave New Welcome project. Brave New Welcome was run in partnership with Mercy Family Services – The Romero Centre, The Edge at Qld State Library, QUT, Nina Woodrow and Cymbeline Buhler. Brave New Welcome was a participatory media and intercultural dialogue project that brought together young people from diverse backgrounds to create welcome for young people who had recently arrived in Brisbane and to build connection across difference. The project included a theatre-workshop for 20 young people, a small-bite Community Café in which they reflected on their experiences, a large Community Café Forum for more than 80 young people in May, mentoring and training in facilitation and a participatory video production about the different activities and driven by the ideas of the young people. We would like to share the Brave New Welcome video with all of you. It provides a unique insight into the experiences of young people from diverse cultural backgrounds who participated in the project. PaCSIA is proud that we were able to contribute to this unique and innovative project partnership.