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Help refugees win freedom & dignity - upcoming events

Join the movement for a humane Australia.

Check out these upcoming events:

To win freedom and dignity for refugees, it will take mass rallies, direct action, resistance, and — above all — continued solidarity. Source: Liam Armstrong

Home Affairs Lunchtime Protest

When: Each Wed from 12-1pm Next: 27 October 2021 Where: Dept of Home Affairs, 299 Adelaide St Brisbane Qld RSVP via FB event page

Everyone is welcome to our weekly, lunchtime protest calling for the reform of government immigration policies. Bring your signs, bring your friends, and join us every Wednesday.

Our demands: The Australian government must immediately cease the inhumane policies that vilify and punish refugees and people seeking asylum.

  • Free the Medevac refugees.

  • End offshore detention once and for all.

  • Don't traffic human beings from PNG to Nauru - Bring them here.

  • Grant permanent safety and a pathway to citizenship to refugees currently in Australia.

  • Don't deport refugees to danger.

Brisbane Protest for Eritreans in Libya

When: Thursday 28 October at 3pm Where: Meet at King George Square Brisbane, then march to Speaker's Corner. Details here

You're invited to support the Brisbane Protest & March for Eritreans in Libya. This event is organised by the Eritrean Australian Women & Families Support Network (EAWFSN). They're asking the Government & international bodies to do more to help Eritrean refugees suffering violence in Libya.

Background: More than 5,000 refugees & migrants have been arrested by the Libyan authorities in the past week. Some were allegedly subjected to severe physical & sexual violence, before being held in inhumane conditions in detention in Tripoli.

Speak-out and Campaign Stall for Refugee Rights

When: Friday 5 November, 5pm Where: King George Square Brisbane CBD RSVP via FB event page

Join the Refugee Action Collective to help campaign for refugee rights. We’re holding a speak-out and will be handing out information leaflets at our campaign stall. * Healthcare not detention. * Permanency not poverty. * Close the detention centres onshore and offshore

Background: There are now fifteen vulnerable refugees with confirmed COVID-19 detained in the Park Hotel in Melbourne. Their health care is far from adequate. Meanwhile, 125 refugees were abandoned in PNG after the Australian government decided to close the offshore processing centre there in October. Thousands of refugees live in community detention, or on Temporary Protection Visas, without full rights. After more than eight years of detention and mistreatment, it is time to end their misery and free them with permanent protection.

'Scattered People' Film Screening

When: Saturday, 13 November 2021 at 3pm Where: Electrical Trades Union Building, 41 Peel Street, South Brisbane (enter via Merivale Street) RSVP via FB event page

Join us for this screening of 'Scattered People' followed by an informal discussion & refreshments.

About the film: Through the eyes and hearts of two Iranian musicians, Scattered People is a story about the healing power of music, bringing together people, cultures and countries while exploring Australians' attitudes towards people seeking asylum. Scattered People is about the power of music to create change and restore hope.


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