6pm 22 Jun | Welcome Refugees – Vigil, Refugee Week Projection & Speak Out

When: 6-8pm, Friday 22nd June 2018

Where: National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne


Update: Due to the tragic death of ‘Farhad’ (a pseudonym) a 26 year old Iranian asylum seeker on Nauru today (Fri June 15), RAC will be having a vigil for Farhad as part of our Welcome Refugees speak out.

Farhad’s death is believed to be suicide. His 12 year old brother had previously begged for help for his mother and his brother saying “I feel helpless because there is no one to help us. There is no one to see how we are suffering. My mother is very sick and my brother is totally depressed,” https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/25/asylum-seeker-boy-on-nauru-pleads-for-medical-help-for-his-mother

This is yet more blood on Immigration Minister Dutton’s hands, to prevent more tragedies, all asylum seekers and refugees on Manus and Nauru must be brought here.

Facebook event here

RAC and Evolens https://www.facebook.com/EvoLensMelb/ will be projecting images on to the National Gallery of Victoria for refugee week.

There will be music and a speak out.

We will also hand out flyers for the next major refugee rally on July 21: 5 Years Too Many – Bring Them Here!

Please come along, listen, watch and help hand out flyers

The July rally we are handing out flyers for marks five years too many for the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru. With the US deal revealed to be a farce (Iranian, Somaili, Sudanese and Iraqi refugees have all been rejected recently) the call to Bring Them Here is more urgent than ever. The July rally is also the week before ALP national conference, where debate will take place on Labor for Refugees motions to close Manus and Nauru.

Call Helen for more info