Upcoming Events

This page will list all the upcoming #RightTracks we have coming up in the future.

Click on each event for details and to RSVP.

  • Conversation Project Handover, Footscray, March 4

    In this practical half-day Conversation Project Handover we will share the tools, strategies and logistics for coordinating values-based conversation projects that shift community attitudes on the rights of people seeking asylum.

    Bringing together people from the electorates of Gellibrand, Maribyrnong and beyond, this will be a great opportunity to reconnect with, and perhaps meet for the first time, others in the area who wish to drive change and collaborate strategically.

    Running a conversation project is a strategic way of targeting people you want to support the rights of people seeking asylum, and in the lead up to the next federal election provides a strong evidence base to prove to your community and MP that people want our to Government respond fairly and humanely.

    See the report about the conversation project in Higgins here.

    We look forward to seeing you there! Any questions feel free to contact Gayle and Angela by emailing commeng@asrc.org.au

    Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 01:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Angliss Neighbourhood House in Footscray, Australia
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  • Open community forum: Fair go for refugees and people seeking asylum

    When people seek asylum, they, like all of us, need a home where they can live in freedom and safety. If any of us found ourselves vulnerable or in danger, we’d like to know that we could seek help and a safe place.

    Successive Federal Governments have chosen to implement policies that deny the rights of people seeking asylum to a fair, transparent, accountable and timely assessment process.

    As a result, many people are living in ‘limbo’ in our communities and in detention centres or faced with the threat of being forcibly returned to harm by our Government.

    The forum will discuss the current situation of refugees and people seeking asylum, and the role of community members to get on the #RightTrack, in a constructive and solutions-focused way. #RightTrack is a grassroots, community owned and led national movement, resourced by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

    All community members are welcome to attend. Please bring along a friend or family member who is interested in finding out more.

    Speakers and Q&A panellists:

    Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM (CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)

    Mojgan Shamsalipoor (Young woman seeking safety in Australia)
    with Jessica Walker (Convenor of Teachers For Refugees and People Seeking Asylum)

    Pemba Amuri (Community Engagement and Organising Manager at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, refugee and Congolese pro-democracy activist)

    Sally Dodds (Queensland Convenor of Mums 4 Refugees)

    Additional speakers:

    Rebecca Buttenshaw (Activism Support Coordinator for Amnesty International) 

    Emily Dowling (Community Campaigner at Oxfam Australia)

    Refreshments:

    Refreshments will be available after the forum until 5.30pm.

    Parking:

    Street parking only.

    Limited onsite parking available for people who use wheelchairs (please RSVP ahead of time to reserve your spot).

    Public transport:

    Bus stops outside the school.

    Cost:

    Free event.

    RSVP:

    By Wednesday 14 March for catering purposes.

    Please email Pemba/Michelle at action.qld@asrc.org.au if you have any dietary requirements or if you use a wheelchair. 

    Event hosted by: Amnesty International, Oxfam Australia, Mums 4 Refugees and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

    Event sponsored by: Thank you to Lourdes Hill College for generously sponsoring this event. 

    Event endorsed by: Refugee Council of Australia, Brisbane Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) Network, Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, Romero Centre, Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, Australian Association of Social Workers – Qld Branch, Doctors 4 Refugees, Asylum Circle/Communify, World Wellness Group, Love Makes A Way, Refugee Association of Logan, Unions 4 Refugees, Pax Christi International Peace Movement (Queensland), Edmund  Rice Centre, Buddies, Refugee Connect, Brisbane West Senior Citizens Centre, Refugee Action Collective, Ecumenical Social Justice Group Inc. 

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 01:30 PM · 28 rsvps
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