ASCM supports World Refugee Day protests

ASCM supports World Refugee Day protests

On Sunday 21 June in the Melbourne CBD there will be a series of Pop-Up Protests and a Finale program protesting Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.
Join us to call on our politicians to STOP THE CRUELTY, and to protect, not punish refugees.

The main event is at 2pm in the City Square – the Finale program of speakers, performance and music, includes Corinne Grant, Rod Quantock, L-FRESH, Les Thomas and other musicians.

Bring a placard or banner – Stand Up and show your support for Refugees.

Bring an old pair of shoes to add to the installation that will be created on the day: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN THEIR SHOES? (at the City Square) All shoes will be donated to charity.

Other activities on that day:

10am: Stormy Waters on the Big Screen at Federation Square – the film highlights the contradiction in our reputation for generosity and our hostility to ‘boat people’, and calls for the humane treatment of asylum seekers.

12.30 – 1.45pm: Pop-Up Protests will be happening around the CBD - details will be posted at the Facebook Event

If you want to join the ASCM during this day, email us at info@ascm.org.au

 

About Stormy Waters

Stormy Waters will be screened on the Big Screen at Fed Square at 10.00 on Sunday 21st June as part of the World Refugee Day program.

It is the film of a performance of Stormy Waters - a play combining story, song and projected images to challenge the viewers’ assumptions about asylum seekers.

It takes the audience on a journey through two hundred years of Australia’s migration history, charting our changing attitudes to asylum seekers and asking: Is there a better way?

This film contributes to community understanding of asylum seeker issues, highlights the contradiction in our reputation for generosity and our hostility to ‘boat people’, and calls for the humane treatment of asylum seekers.  

DVD’s of the film will be available for sale at Fed Square after screening and at City Square from 11.00 – 3.30 pm.

 

Date: 
Sunday, 21 June, 2015 (All day)
Location: 

Melbourne CBD

Hosted by: 
Refugee Advocacy Network
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