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Finding Freedom, Seeking Hope


Justice for Refugees will mark Refugee Week with an event featuring speakers from Circle of Friends and Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

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Senator Hanson will cover issues behind the proposed Migration Act Amendment Bill, the politics of ending Australia’s cruel response to refugees and people seeking asylum, as well as how community organisations can assist in changing the public debate and policy responses to these issues.

Called Finding Freedom, Seeking Hope, the event will also hear from people with lived experience and the work of Circles of Friends in supporting refugees and people seeking asylum, including a recent example of the Community Sponsorship program.

Ann Haren (Circle of Friends 111) and Mij Tanith (Circle of Friends 108) will speak, followed by group discussion.

Refugee Week (June 16-22) is Australia’s peak annual activity to promote greater awareness of refugees, the issues they face and the contributions refugees are making to the Australian community.

When: Wednesday June 19: 6:30 for refreshments for 7pm start. Planned finishing time is 8.30.

Where: Effective Living Centre, 26 King William Road, Wayville.


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