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June 2020

National: RAR Student Video and Poster Competition: 8 weeks to go! Closes on 31 July

June 8

https://www.ruralaustraliansforrefugees.org.au/rarcomp2020/

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Staying connected – submission re Prohibiting Items due on 11 June

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Write your submission now!  See here for details.

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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 https://action.refugeecouncil.org.au/rw20_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…

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Online screening of ‘The Staging Post’ – daily during Refugee Week

June 14 @ 10:00 am - June 20 @ 7:00 pm

Meet the refugees stuck in Indonesia and learn about their refugee-led education revolution. Twice daily at 10am  and 7pm from Sunday 14 June to Saturday 20 June Each screening will include an introduction to the star of the film and a Q&A with the refugee community in Indonesia. To register or for more information email:

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Newcastle Amnesty: Opposite sides of the fence – Zaki and Zac

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from both sides of the immigration detention fence, as Amnesty International hosts an online conversation between Zaki Haidari (asylum seeker and RACS - Refugee Advice and Casework Service  Ambassador) and Z T Quinn (former Manus Island Support Worker and author of Sanlundia). Broadcast on Zoom and YouTube LiveOther speakers to be announced. Zoom Meeting https://amnestyau.zoom.us/j/92260289745 or livestreamed to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/897789927363379/

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Amnesty online event: In Conversation with Ali.

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Discussing how people with refugee backgrounds are making our neighbourhoods that much brighter, especially during the past few months! RSVP  here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPKxA6AFsvK7hnEFb2_Hkn6pHNFbtHbVbdWgOZDMuYmv1eiw/viewform

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Forum on Strategic Regional Welcoming – via ZOOM

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us on Wednesday 17th June, from 12pm to 1pm for a ZOOM Forum on Strategic Regional Welcoming. Talia Stump will share the learnings and stories from visiting 20 regional and rural communities in Canada, USA, Germany, Norway and Sweden as part of a Churchill Fellowship from 12pm to 12:30pm. This session will explore the key insights: the opportunities, possibilities and challenges to consider when welcoming newcomers into our community.  At 12.30 Talia will be followed by a panel with a…

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UNHCR – World Refugee Day online event

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Register and secure your tickets today! http://ow.ly/GFbF50zTaJG
$60

Our World Refugee Day online event is a unique opportunity to hear the voices of refugees, UNHCR frontline staff and high profile supporters like Australia for UNHCR Special Representative Marta Dusseldorp and UNHCT Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett – two powerful advocates for refugees.

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ARAN – Online Forum on WORLD REFUGEE DAY

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ARAN - Online Forum on WORLD REFUGEE DAY Join this discussion with special guests including Craig Foster (Game Over campaign), Angela Fredericks (Back to Biloela campaigner) and former refugee Najeeba Wazefadost. Imagine a more welcoming Australia with us.   email   for the zoom link

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National: RAR Student Video and Poster Competition: 6 weeks to go! Closes on 31 July

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

https://www.ruralaustraliansforrefugees.org.au/rarcomp2020/National: RAR Student Video and Poster Competition: 8 weeks to go! Closes on 31 July

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