Politics and Protest: The Fight for Refugee Rights

The AUSTRALIAN REFUGEE ACTION NETWORK conference is open to anyone interested in refugee activism and advocacy (please note this event is hosted and run by ARAN). 

Register now – the conference is now less than 4 weeks away !
Registrations: www.trybooking.com/375468(registrations close 30 June)

Conference fees
Concession $40 Full $75
Conference dinner $35  – Tamil Feast at rooftop venue in CBD

Saturday 7th July Conference program – 8.30am – 5.15pm
Conference Dinner – 6.30pm Tamil Feast at a rooftop venue in CBD

Sunday 8th July Conference Program – 9am-11.15am
Morning Tea – 11.15am-12noon
Election of ARAN Committee – nominated delegates – 12noon-1pm
ARAN Committee meeting & lunch 1-2pm

Opening Address: Julian Burnside – human rights and refugee advocate, and documentary maker (Border Politics) will talk about the effects on our society of adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy.

Panel Discussion: Political Context and Challenges for the Campaign for Refugee Rights: Dr John Minns (ANU) , Najeeba Wazefadost , advocate and former refugee, Emmanuel Kondok, NSW Community of South Sudanese and Other Marginalised Areas group (CSSOMA) and Southern Hope Community Organisation and former refugee, and Shen Narayanasamy, GetUp!’s Human Rights Campaign Director.

Panel Moderator: Corinne Grant, Human rights advocate, lawyer, media personality and comedian


If you can’t attend the conference, but would like to support a person from refugee background to attend, you can make a donation at www.trybooking.com/375468  or direct deposit – Australian Refugee Action Network, Bank Australia BSB:313-140  Account Number 12135574. All donations will be much appreciated.

Enquiries:   email austrefugeenetwork@gmail.com    or text or call 0409 252 673

July 07, 2018 at 8:30am - July 08, 2018
ANMF Building, 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

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    is hosting. 2018-06-12 09:36:19 +1000