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Melbourne: Refugee Week Launch

17 June 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Coming into an election year, we believe in 2018 it is important to think about how we can collectively work towards a humane policy towards refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. We want to ask the question – how can we affect the change we want?

As such, the Refugee Week launch event in Melbourne will provide a unique opportunity for us to come together to think outside the box, engage our creativity, get inspired, challenge each other and discuss ways that we can help create a refugee policy in our country that we can all be proud of.

We aim of the event is to try to encourage people to think what we want to be celebrating this time next year and how we can all work together to get there. Our aim is to try to provide a space where a diverse array of people can come together to share ideas, plans, to challenge and inspire each other and stimulate new thinking.

WHO
A range of community members, supporters, high–profile speakers, students and friends with a focus on prioritising the voices of people with lived experience as a refugee and/or seeking asylum. Speakers include:
Abraham Nouk
Neelima Choahan
Barat Ali Batoor
Lizzy Kuoth
Bwe Thay
Imtiyaz ‘Minty’ Saberi
Joyce Chia
with more TBA

WHAT
A 2 hour engaging, interactive and inspiring discussion about how we can change Australia’s refugee policy and public debate.

RSVP
Please RSVP using the link below. The event is free but capacity is limited.

CAN’T MAKE IT?
Be involved in the day by sharing your ideas about how we can change the current deadlock on cruelty. Have your say here:
https://refugeeweek-refugeecouncilaus.nationbuilder.com/your_say

Venue

Deakin Edge: Federation Square
Flinders St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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