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This 3-hour workshop will introduce tools and strategies to have powerful values-based conversations to shift community attitudes about the rights of people seeking asylum, and the #RightTrack political strategy to win policy change.
The workshop is intended for people who feel strongly about the harm to people seeking asylum being caused by our Government, and are ready to take action, as well as those already involved who want to learn new skills to improve their advocacy.
At the workshop you will:
- Learn how to connect your own experience and values to advocacy for people seeking asylum
- Learn new messaging strategies to maximise the results of your advocacy efforts
- Learn about the #RightTrack community action strategy to win policy change for a fair process, permanent protection and an end to indefinite detention
While there is a brief rundown of some policies affecting people seeking asylum, please note this is not a policy forum as such, it's a skills workshop and entry point for grassroots community action to shift public opinion and win real changes to the lives of men, women and children who deserve safety, fairness and freedom.
Here is what one of our participants thought about a recent Sydney workshop: "The workshop was very effective especially because it gave us the chance to practice our new found skills with role playing. I realise it takes practice but I'm convinced that values-based language is effective in changing people's opinions."
Register below (free) to secure your place.
We are a growing movement of people from all walks of life who care deeply about the humane treatment of people seeking asylum.
From the crisis on Manus Island to the despair of people who have been denied a fair process for seeking asylum in Australia, we know our Government's policies are abhorrent and have to change. But how?
Join us for a morning of inspiration and action as we share and discuss the #RightTrack political strategy for winning real policy changes on Fair Process, Permanent Protection and the end of the cruelty of Offshore Detention.
We know these changes will not be won overnight. We need a new strategy that complements the amazing advocacy and activism we already see - one that 'goes local', creating and demonstrating shifts in community opinion at the local level, driven by local community leaders, targeting local politicians.
The ASRC is joining with like-minded individuals and community organisations, including Mums 4 Refugees and the Social Justice Forum of the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT, to collaborate on this community action strategy. Are you in?
This will be a morning of learning, inspiration and action. We will come together to meet others who are passionate about a fair process for people seeking asylum and want to share ideas on how we can take action to build local community power and influence decision makers.
Register now (below) to let us know you'll be there