An event not to be missed!

The Human Rights Law Centre invites you to hear Peter and Alissa talk about their work, followed by a Q and A with the HRLC's Daniel Webb and Aziz Muhamat (via Skype), a refugee from Sudan who Australia has held on Manus Island for almost 4 years.‬

Seeking Refuge: Peter Holmes à Court, Alissa Everett and Aziz Muhamat

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"These storytellers are not only Muslim or Afghani or Tamil; they are also, and just as importantly, mothers or fathers, brothers or sisters, artists or students, workers or scientists, lovers both straight and gay. Some of them embody the rawness and fury of youth and some the wisdom and caution of age."

"The cumulative effect is one of a great and powerful chorus that sings the possibility...
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We are all chained to policies that are toxic and inhuman. History will judge us | Christos Tsiolkas

There's still chance to grab your tickets for Sundays Brunswick Women's Choir fundraiser for the ASRC at Coburg Town Hall.
The BWC sing stories to inspire audiences and bring people together with songs of hope to give voice to those people in need.
Tickets at [ Trybooking.com Link ]

'Bring'em all in'

Powershop are making a financial contribution to the ASRC's solar installation project for every person who switches their electricty to Powershop! Common, take 5 minutes today to take action on climate change and support the ASRC!

When you switch your electricity to Powershop, you'll be doing your bit for the environment AND supporting the ASRC to put solar panels on our roofs. This, in...
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Take action on climate change while supporting the ASRC

‪A vital & important community forum on stopping returning #refugees to danger is on in #Brisbane on the 29th of April.

All welcomed. Details on how to book below. Free event. Gold coin donation welcomed.
HELLO BRISBANE! Can't wait for our upcoming community action workshops. South side workshop fully booked...still a few places available on the North side on Sunday April 2 - book now!

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#RightTrack Workshop - Brisbane North Apr 02

"What we are seeing now, however, is an almost global trend of privileged and powerful countries denying safety to those who need it, even though those very same countries have been the instigators and beneficiaries of the warfare that has caused many of those refugees to flee."

Systematic racism, dehumanisation and Islamophobia

The wonderful Brunswick Women's Choir in song this Sunday/Coburg Town Hall. Fundraiser for the ASRC. Get along!

'Bring'em all in'

Tell our Government to #FreePari. In 2016, Pari an Iranian refugee, was with her partner Omid after he set himself on fire on Nauru.

The world was shocked at what happened to Omid, who died in a Brisbane hospital after being denied painkillers and adequate medical treatment on Nauru. Now we learn that Pari has been locked up in Australian detention centres ever since Omid died. This is not...
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Death in detention: ‘I'd give everything to have him back’

Footscray and western suburbs folk, come down and shop at the Food Justice Truck tomorrow and every Friday from 3-5pm at Footcray Primary School! Every dollar you spend goes back into a 60% saving on food and back into the pockets of people seeking asylum.

Now that's food for good.

All the info and more locations at asrc.org.au/foodjustice
“Winning this award means a lot to me, being part of a huge community of people from refugees and migrant backgrounds, this is proof that our efforts are being recognised not only locally, but nationally.There are a lot of young people out there with the same background as me. Awards like this are lifting up our hopes in our new country.”

Former refugee wins top migration award – Griffith News

‪We are recruiting for 3 lawyers in Melbourne, right now to help #KeepThemSafe. Come join our incredible Human Rights Team: [ Asrc.org.au Link ]
Have you been having values-based conversations with friends and family about the rights of people seeking asylum? Here's a great way to harness people's interest and invite them to take the next step in engaging with the issue.

Cast from the Storm is screening next Tuesday at ACMI, and is a great opportunity for us to hear from young people with a lived experience of seeking asylum. See you...
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Cast from the Storm

"Our politicians have been duplicitous. Without shame or guilt, they betray the UN Convention while proclaiming their commitment to it. Asylum seekers are denied fair legal representation, the right to work, the means to survive, and are detained and deported as if they are toxic waste matter."

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Who will stand up for the refugees?

In Episode 5 of #StoriesFromTheCoalface we speak with Samantha Ratnam, our Client Services Program Manager about the challenges on the frontline her team of Social Workers face each day in helping #KeepThemSafe