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Adelaide: Rally: Light the Dark: Australia says welcome to refugees
7 September 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Elder Park, Adelaide
- Monday 7th September
6pmINVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
The image of a Syrian child’s lifeless body washed up on the shores of a Turkish beach this week brought the world to its knees. His name was Aylan Kurdi, and he was just three years old.
The sad reality is that Aylan was one among millions of desperate people forced to flee from war and persecution. The world is facing a global refugee crisis on a scale we’ve not seen since WWII, but Australia – our lucky country of a fair go for all – is not doing enough. We can do better to help these people.
We need to do better.
That’s why on Monday night, we will light a candle to remember Aylan Kurdi. We will stand together in solidarity with people across the world who are forced to ask for protection from countries like ours. We’ll shine a light in the darkness, in protest of our country’s abandonment of the world’s most desperate people, who seek only safety and protection.
We will send a message to the world that our government’s inaction does not represent us, and that Australia says welcome.
Speaker announcements coming soon!
This event is supported by:
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Love Makes a Way
Refugee Council of Australia
Save the Children
Welcome to Australia
More to come!