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STAND UP FOR REFUGEES! 11 October Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, PERTH!

Hey everyone, I’ve been really slack in making posts on this blog recently, because I’ve been soooo busy with work and study!

I hope to have some new refugee stories for you soon. In the mean time, you can get to one of these major Australian cities THIS SUNDAY to stand up for refugees who are struggling to find a peaceful and safe existence.

There is so much going on right now with the refugee crisis in Europe and reports flooding out of our offshore detention centres of physical and sexual abuse. I’m so glad that the Refugee Action Coalition has organised this day of action to show the government and the world that our cruel system is not sustainable and not to be admired. It does not represent us!

Details

Sydney

Sydney Town Hall, 2pm, Sunday 11 October

There will be an array of speakers, including David Isaacs, a Nauru whistleblower and Professor of Paediatrics, Syrian refugee Abdul Hakim, as well as representatives from the Refugee Action Coalition, NSW Greens and Labor 4 Refugees. Click attending here.

Melbourne

State Library, 2pm, 11 October.

For more details check out my post about the Melbourne event here.

Canberra

Garema Place, Civic, 1pm, 11 October

Organised by the Refugee Action Committee, this event is at 1pm and should be a good one with many and varied contingents getting ready to attend

Click attending here.

Brisbane

Brisbane Square, CBD, 1pm, October 11

Some great speakers organised including Mark Isaacs, author of ‘Undesirables: Inside Nauru’, Rima Flihan, Syrian human rights activist, Jessica Walker and Milad Jafari from the Free Mojgan campaign, Phil Monsour, musician and activistand Dr Richard Kidd from Doctors for Refugees.

Click attending here.

Perth

Tourist Info booth, Murray Street Mall, Perth CBD, 1pm

More info here

If you can’t make it, don’t fret, there’s another huge event happening on the 31 October. Find out more here!
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