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July 2020

OnLine Rally

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscu-srDMsEt0nOvXRtVkApOxvw8VkCCHs

Join us at this Online Rally to show your support for the detained refugees and to hear their stories first hand. Join us at this Online Rally to have your voice heard and to say to Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton and Alan Tudge: 7 YEARS IS TOO LONG! FREE THE REFUGEES! REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscu-srDMsEt0nOvXRtVkApOxvw8VkCCHs When: Sunday 19 July, 2pm AEST Speakers: Mostafa (Moz) Azimitabar - refugee detained in the Mantra hotel in Melbourne Shamindan Kanapathi - refugee detained in PNG Taqi…

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#7YearsTooLong – Newcastle (NSW)

July 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheeler Place, Newcastle or Live stream on Facebook https://amnestyau.zoom.us/j/98618314185

We will be joined by Farhad (BITA) and Mori (KP) in Brisbane,and we will also here a report from our resident expert on the shoddy shady deals re offshore contracts... and we will dance, to break the chains Stand and demand an end to Australia's inhumane immigration detention policy. Demand freedom for those sent to Manus and Nauru. It's now been seven years. Be Covid safe- bring masks, sanitiser. Limit 20 people so we will stream it from Zoom to…

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#7YearsTooLong – Cairns

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Esplanade, near Aplin St (Western Events Lawn), Cairns

Join us in marking 7 deplorable years (#7YearsTooLong) since the Rudd Government formally returned to 'offshore processing' for asylum seekers who came to Australia by boat. Over a thousand people enter their 8th year of detention as most of us emerge from a few months in lockdown. Their lives continue to be a political game. We are holding this vigil to mark the occasion, to remind ourselves to have empathy and act for those detained, to remind the public this torture…

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Brisbane Music Talks Event

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This "music talks" event that will be happening in Fremantle. It will be a very similar format to those done in the east coast last year. The focus will be refugees offshore, onshore, in hotels, camps and in the community. Please see posters below. Mori the Graphic artist: Something creative from a Refugee at Kangaroo Point: Mori is a lovely young man that I met on Manus and he was in a really bad way and it's so good to see that…

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National: RAR Student Video and Poster Competition: 2 weeks to go! Closes on 31 July

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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National: RAR Student Video and Poster Competition: Last week! Entries closes on 31 July

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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BR4R Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize 2020

July 29 - August 16

Entries are now open for 2020 BR4R Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize. This year’s theme is ‘Holding Patterns’. Don’t miss your chance to win one of three cash prizes worth a total of $500 by entering your poem of up to 50 lines. Entries close on the 16th of August. Winners will be published in Coolabah, an on-line journal.

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September 2020

National: Phones are a Lifeline: #ShameAlanTudge Calling Party

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Phones are a Lifeline: #ShameAlanTudge Calling Party Tuesday, 1 September 2020 from 09:00-23:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/d41d8cd9/phones-are-a-lifeline-shamealantudge-calling-party/410415659930177/   Can you imagine living in lockdown without access to your friends and family via the internet on your phone or computer? The refugees detained in the Mantra and Kangaroo Point hotel prisons will be facing living in solitary confinement with no outside contact if Alan Tudge gets his way. On 1 September we are hosting a calling party and encourage you to contact Alan Tudge's…

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RAR National Annual General Meeting – Saturday, September 19th 2020

September 19

Details to be confirmed asap

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October 2020

Fleurieu Refugee Support Group – Student Art Competition

October 3
Yankalilla Showgrounds

Welcome – We Are One During Refugee Week in June 2020 the Fleurieu Refugee Support Group launched a Student Art Event that will culminate in an exhibition on Saturday October 3rd of artworks based on the theme "Welcome - We Are One". To ensure the success of this project, eight of our members are providing support to eight schools in Yankalilla, Myponga, Rapid Bay, Victor Harbor and Port Elliott, plus a home-schooling group.  We are working with principals, teachers, school…

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