Tuesday July 12, 6:30pm, dinner from 6pm.
Meet on level 5, 407 Swanston Street, City.
For people who can't attend the event in-person, please join us online via zoom @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82566512559
Meeting ID: 82566512559
Hassan Jaber, founder of Justice for Refugees and a refugee himself
Marie Hapke, Long-time refugee advocate and convener of Refugee Advocacy Network
Atena Kashani, Iranian asylum seeker and high school student
Andrea Bortoli, refugee activist and Socialist Alliance
Across the world tens of millions of people are fleeing war, persecution and terror; hunger and environmental disaster. And the numbers involved will only grow as climate change bites ever deeper. Yet the rich Western countries are building ever-higher walls — and more of them — to protect their imperialist fortresses and keep out the victims of their policies in the Third World.
Over the past two decades, the Australian government’s appalling treatment of asylum-seekers has set a benchmark for cruelty. But this horrible record is simply an example of the West’s overall response.
All are welcome to join this public event hosted by Green Left & Socialist Alliance. We will be launching our pamphlet 'Asylum! A socialist view of the refugee crisis'.