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Bendigo: Book Launch: Dignity in a Teacup: stories of courage and sacrifice from Christmas Island

15 December 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rural Australians for Refugees Bendigo cordially invites you to celebrate the launch of

Dignity in a Teacup:
True Stories of Courage and Sacrifice from Christmas Island
by Christine Cummins

Dignity in a Teacup chronicles the five years Christine Cummins spent working as a torture and trauma counsellor with asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island. It provides a firsthand account of Australian immigration detention, during a period of dramatic change and controversy. With exclusive access to the stories shared by hundreds of asylum seekers, Christine describes the reasons people were forced to flee their homelands. These true stories are compelling and reveal the lives of ordinary people seeking a safe new life. It’s an inspiring, intimate memoir about resilience and the tenacity of love. This book fills the gap in our understanding of people pursuing protection in a conflict-ridden world.


Books for sale and signing at the event

Wheelchair accessible

On street parking or the Coles supermarket carpark directly opposite the church

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St Paul`s Cathedral Hall
Myers St
Bendigo, Victoria Australia
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