Palm Sunday 2016 ~ Walk for Justice for Refugees

palmsundayThe ‘Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees’ is an interfaith, international and cross-political event. It has been officially endorsed by nearly 100 organisations – representing every shade of the political spectrum – including Christian Churches, Islamic Councils, Ethnic Councils, Jewish organisations and Rural Australians for Refugees.


The Refugee Advocacy Network is a broad coalition of Victorian organisations who have come together to advance a more just, humane approach to refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

On Sunday 20 March 2016 – Palm Sunday – the Refugee Advocacy Network, in collaboration with many faith groups, will conduct the Walk for Justice for Refugees.

Events, Materials:

Palm Sunday 2016 Poster Download

Palm Sunday Leaflet Download

Pick up points for Palm Sunday materials 2016 (For those who want to collect posters and fliers. )

2.00pm, 20/3/16. State Library cnr Swanston and Latrobe street.

Speakers for the Melbourne event include:

  • Daniel Webb – Human Rights Law Centre (State Library)
  • Nazir Yousafi – Refugee & President Victorian Afghan Associations Network (State Library)
  • Senator Sarah Hanson Young – Australian Greens (State Library)
  • Interfaith Panel: Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black – The Leo Baeck Centre, Mohamed Mohideen – Islamic Council of Victoria, Stuart McMillan, President Uniting Church (State Library)
  • Lisa Fitzpatrick – State Secretary ANMF (Queen Victoria Gardens)
  • Shen Narayanasamy – GetUp! (Queen Victoria Gardens)
  • Pamela Curr – Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (Queen Victoria Gardens)

Music performance by

  • Dan Sultan, Littlefoot and Shaking The Tree

Share and sign up to come along at www.facebook.com/palmsundaywalk

Let your friends and family know #justice4refugees

 

Call for Volunteers

We are calling for volunteers to act as Marshals, Collectors, staffing the RAN Stall and more. If you can help please contact Marie on trconcepts@netspace.net.au   (Volunteer Palm Sunday in the subject line) to register by Weds 16 March

 

Palm Sunday Rallies Around Australia: Walk for Justice wherever you are.

Regional  Events

  • Armidale: Judith Wright Grove (across from Farmer’s Market), 11.30am: More details here
  • Echuca:  St. Mary’s Parish to St Mary’s Primary, 3pm: More details here
  • Lennox Head:  Beach side of Ballina Street, Lennox Head near the bus stop opposite the shops, 10.30am: Contact Ballinarr@gmail.com
  • Margaret River:  Prevelly, 99 Mitchel Drive, 1pm: More details here
  • Murwillumbah:  Tweed Shire Council Chambers, 2pm: More details here
  • Newcastle:  Pacific Park, 11.30am: More details here
  • Toowoomba:  St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 11.30am: More details here
  • Wollongong:  North Wollongong Bathers Pavilion, 1pm: More details here

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