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Melbourne: Amnesty Conference
11 September 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Amnesty International’s Human Rights Conference 2016
The conference is on September 11th at Fitzroy Town Hall and will run from 1-5pm.
The conference will focus on engaging the wider community in a conversation about the issues Amnesty International has been primarily addressing this year: the crisis in Syria and its impact on the asylum seeker situation, and the incarceration of Indigenous children in Australia.
The conference also aims to celebrate and showcase the work of the Amnesty International Victoria university groups. We are expecting a student based audience of around 150 people.
Courage, Compassion, Community.
For the second consecutive year the Victorian University Network presents the Amnesty International Victorian Human Rights conference. The conference aims to bring together students, youth and the wider community from across Victoria.
With an amazing line up of guest speakers, attendees will be emersed in information pertaining to Amnesty International’s key campaigns, focusing primarily on Amnesty’s current Community is Everything campaign and issues relating to Refugees and Syria. A range of exciting workshops will also be run to create an interactive experience for attendees.
– Guest Speakers Include :
Baqir Khan – Developer at Symbiotic Innovation and Projects Coordinator at Asylum Seekers Resource Centre
Asher Hirsch – Policy Officer for the Refugee Council of Australia
Mario Santos – President of the Victorian Branch Committee Amnesty International
Diana Sayed – Crisis Campaigner for Amnesty International
This event is put together by a dedicated group of volunteers and university students who all believe in taking a stand for humanity and showing those in need that they are not alone!
Please note – Tickets to this event can be purchased from this link: https://
*Light finger food and hot & cold beverages will be provided
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