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June 2019

Kerang – Exhibition of Portraits by Afghan Artist

June 1 - July 17
Sir John Gorton Library in Kerang, Victoria

The Gannawarra Refugee Support Group is hosting an Exhibition of Portraits by Afghan Artist - Aamir Hussain at the Sir John Gorton Library in Kerang, Victoria from June 1st to July 17th. Aamir is an Hazara who arrived by boat as a refugee from Quetta in Pakistan.

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July 2019

Australia wide rallies marking the 6th anniversary of Manus & Nauru – July 19th (events running 18th and 20th too)

July 18 - July 20

Thursday 18 July Newcastle 5 – 6pm, King St, opp Trades Hall Newcastle Facebook event here Brisbane 6.30pm - 8pm Movie Journey Beyond Fear event details here Friday 19 July Albany 10:00 am – readings, a march up the main street, a reading of the names of the men who have died in offshore detention and presentation of a document to our local member’s office. Nowra  10:00 am - 12:00 pm cnr Berry And Junction Streets. Hobart 12.30 pm The famous…

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Sydney – A Human Rights Conversation

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pitt Street Uniting Church Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

PURCHASE TICKETS RACS is proud to present a thought provoking discussion with two passionate and determined advocates for people seeking asylum.  Join Kerryn Phelps and RACS Principal Solicitor Sarah Dale as they discuss their drive for equality, a more humane Australian refugee policy, concern for the current state of human rights issues and how we as a community can come together to make a difference. This critical and very timely conversation will be led by journalist, broadcaster and communications consultant, Stephen Feneley. Kerryn Phelps is one…

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Macedon – An Evening with author Mark Isaacs

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest Street
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Save the Date: Thursday, 18th July at the Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest St, 6:45pm for 7pm. We are fortunate to have acclaimed author Mark Isaacs come to Woodend to speak to us about his experiences in Afghanistan, Nauru and the migrant caravan through Mexico and Central America. Mark is a community worker and freelance writer. His works, The Undesirables, Nauru Burning, tell the story of conflict and displaced people. Mark will give a short reading from his latest book, The Kabul Peace House is…

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Castlemaine – Island of the Hungry Ghosts

July 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The documentary 'Island of the Hungry Ghosts' will be screened as part of the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival, on Friday 19 July at 1.30 pm. The film interweaves three narratives - trauma counselling given to the detainees in the Christmas Island detention centre, the honouring of their ancestors by the Chinese residents of the island, and the annual red crab migration on the island. Alex Kelly, one of the film's producers, Chris Cummins, author of Dignity in a Teacup, and Janet Galbraith, convenor of…

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Wangaratta – Vigil – Six years too long

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RAR Wangaratta- Friday July 19 Vigil – 4-5 pm  #SixYearsTooLong    #CloseManusAndNauru     #SafeResettlementNow           Our July vigil marks the sixth anniversary of people seeking our protection detained on Manus and Nauru.  Please stand with us to highlight your continuing concern for people still being detained without a safe home after 6 years. Date:        Friday  19 July Time:        4-5 pm Where:     Outside the office of Dr Helen Haines MP at the roundabout – 17 Murphy St. Wangaratta Theme:    Bring a message for an asylum seeker…

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Bendigo – Candlelight Vigil – 6 years too long

July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rosalind Park, Cnr View St and Pall Mall
Bendigo, Victoria Australia
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Candlelight Vigil: 6 years too long Friday 19th July from 5pm Rosalind Park (Cr View St) Please bring a candle and also a message of hope to place in a bottle The 19th July marks the sixth year of indefinite detention on Manus Island and Nauru. Nearly 4000 men women and children have been detained on both the islands over the past 6 years and there are approximately 900 men and women remaining. In an effort to draw public attention to the fact…

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Cairns: Recollection Vigil

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us July 19th @ 6pm for our Recollection Vigil #6 YEARS TOO LONG #CloseManusCloseNauru    #SafeResettlementNow OUR EVENT Day: Friday Date: 19th July Time: 6pm Where: The Esplanade Cairns  (on grass across from Aplin St) Bring: Torch and Blanket For 7 years over 3000 innocent people have been imprisoned on Nauru and Manus Islands. Originally, this was to be a temporary arrangement until people’s applications for refugee status were determined. Our vigil on Friday July 19th marks the 6th anniversary of the Government’s announcement that these islands would be repositories for asylum seekers who…

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Sydney: Rally: 6 Years Too Long

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
sydney Town Hall Sqare Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

Six years too long: Protest to bring Nauru & Manus refugees here Facebook event here #6YearsTooLong #CloseManusandNauru "SafeResettlementNow Hosted by Refugee Action Coalition Sydney RAC 19 July 2019 will be the 6th anniversary of Kevin Rudd saying that said “any asylum-seeker who arrives in Australia by boat will have no chance of being settled in Australia as refugees". The policy of banishing people to offshore detention indefinitely was a gift to Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison. But on the…

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Dunkeld – Fundraising Lunch

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memorial Hall, Sterling Place
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FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON You are cordially invited to our special luncheon WHEN: Tuesday 23 July 2019 12pm WHERE: Memorial Hall Sterling Place MENU $20 Yummy food baked by our own local cooks extraordinaire! Menu: Homemade Soups, Damper, Savoury scones and tarts, sandwiches, sweet slices, scones, jam and cream, and fruit platter. Beverages: Glass of champagne/Gorae Organic apple juice on arrival. Specialty Teas by our local Simply Teatime Prizes Galore! RSVP: Monday 15 July Contact: Carolyn 0408 893 258 or 55772457  …

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