January 23, 2016
Palm Sunday: Walk for Justice for Refugees
When: 2pm 20 March (Palm Sunday)
Where: State Library, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne
In 2014 nearly 10,000 attended the Palm Sunday rally. In 2015, 75 organisations endorsed the event and an estimated 15,000 people attended. We want the 2016 gathering to be bigger still. New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed ‘concern’ over abuses on Manus and Nauru, but has not made any policy changes. The Coalition government has flagged its intention to return over 200 people including 72 children to Nauru. We need to show that there is growing community concern about the current approach. A large vibrant Palm Sunday event will help to build momentum for change.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1045381425492119/
To endorse contact Chris Breen on firstname.lastname@example.org (0403 013 183) or Marie Hapke email@example.com