Palm Sunday is a time to call for justice and peace. This year Annual Rallies and Public Gatherings are cancelled due to COVID-19, but we must not forget that refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia, and those held offshore, are still struggling with injustices, insecurity and cruelty of the current polices. This is a time for us to speak up for justice, and for a safer future for all – especially those who are most vulnerable in our communities.
See information below – please participate in these online actions:
View and Share the Virtual Event from 11am on Palm Sunday.
Speakers include: Moz from Manus (Mostafa Azimitabar) musician now detained in a Melbourne hotel, Shamindan Kanapathi, Sri Lankan Tamil refugee detained in PNG, Tom Ballard, comedian and advocate for refugees, Nazeem Hussain, comedian, TV personality, writer and activist, Faith leaders, and Lucy Honan, founder of Teachers for Refugees.
Add a Justice for Refugees FB frame to your profile – find options Here
Social media actions from 11am on Palm Sunday – make a post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and use the use hashtag #justice4refugees to get this trending. Some suggestions for your post: (1) take a selfie holding a sign calling for justice for refugees, or (2) make a 1 minute video describing the changes you wish to see. Find a selfie sign template here – or make your own sign or placard!
Give refugees Permanent Protection Visas –#Justice4Refugees
Medicare and Centrelink for All – #Justice4Refugees
End the detention of refugees – #Justice4Refugees
Refugees are Welcome – #Justice4Refugees #WelcomeRefugees
To mark this year’s Palm Sunday, Mums4Refuges have built an online large-scale expression of solidarity for all refugees who continue to experience the brutal effects of indefinite, mandatory detention.
On Sunday, the 5th of April take the following steps:
Add our Facebook frame to your profile picture
Take a picture of yourself holding up a sign (can be as simple as an A4 piece of paper) with one of the following statements