5:30pm Fri 16 Feb Paint the Town Refugee: Evacuate Manus and Nauru – Bring Them Here

When: 5:30-7:30pm Friday Feb 16

Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

state library

Join a RAC working bee to cover the streets of Melbourne in posters, stickers, chalk stencils, banners, leaflets and more with the ‘welcome refugees’ and ‘bring them here’ message, and advertisements for the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugee rally.

Paint the town refugee, takes place the day before the fourth anniversary of the murder of Reza Barati. Four years later there is still no justice for the refugees, they are still trapped. The hell holes need to be closed and the refugees brought here. Help us take the message to the city.

We’ll approach bars and cafes and cover bollards, poles and footpaths across the CBD, just as the “Yes” campaign did.

We will have plenty of materials, but feel free to bring your own material and ideas of optimal places for our message. We’ll work in groups, so it’s a good chance to meet other refugee activists on the night.

If your can’t get into the city, or you can’t wait til the date, feel free to hold a local “paint the town refugee” in your own suburb. Post photos of your work here.

For more info contact Lucy 0404728104