National: Refugee Week
June 14 - June 20
This year’s theme is “Speaking Up for Refugees” and nationally there will be digital forums with guest speakers. #justice4refugees #NobodyLeftBehind #GameOver
Refugee Council of Australia listed events
Social Media Resource page
Is now up on the ARAN website: https://aran.net.au/social-media-hub/
We will be adding material regularly to support the week by week themes – templates are available there for your own social media posts.
Mount Alexander Shire:
- a streamed movie “The Island” to raise money for asylum seekers. Produced by local Alex Kelly, it outlines the situation of asylum seekers incarcerated on Christmas Island against a moving backdrop of the physical dangers beauty.
- from 24 June, our regular Wednesday Vigil at the Market Building revived and revitalised continuing to bear witness to the incarcerations offshore and in Australia
- articles and interviews in the local media
- launching our local drive to raise money to sponsor refugees stuck in Papua New Guinea to Canada