Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Final Reminder: Protect Refugees Event Saturday 8th May.

Dear Action Groups and Action Group Members,

Just a final reminder about the Protect Refugees Action Day we have planned for this weekend. This Saturday on the 8th of May, we will be holding a large event as part of Amnesty International Australia’s response to the current refugee situation in Australia. This event is part of our countrywide campaign in reaction to the changed government policy issuing a blanket ban on processing new asylum claims from Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals. To show our politicians that Australians want fair and humane treatment for asylum seekers, we are joining up with a number of other organisations to gather as many people as possible at Bondi Beach this Saturday to form a giant human life-ring. We will also take an aerial picture of this human life-ring. We would love everyone to come down dressed in red and yellow for maximum visual effect. As well as the photo there will be several speakers and Ugandan refugee musicians performing.

  • Where: Bondi Beach south end, near the skate park.

  • When: 11am sharp!

  • How to get there: Public transport is your best option, however there is extensive track work planned for this weekend so leave plenty of time and check the website for more information – http://www.cityrail.info/.

    For more information on the rally and the government’s new refugee policy visit http://www.amnesty.org.au/.

Looking forward to see you all on Saturday!

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