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Torquay – Book Talk – Dignity in a Teacup
25 August 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Social Justice Event: firsthand account of asylum seekers on Christmas Island & the plight of refugees
Dignity in a Teacup: true stories of courage and sacrifice from Christmas Island
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.
Sunday August 25th @2pm
Venue: St Therese`s Catholic Church
43 Surf Coast Hwy, Torquay
Discussion by Christine Cummins author Dignity in a teacup and convenor of the Bendigo Rural Australians for Refugees