When March 27, 2022 at 2:00pm 2 hrs
Where Roseville Uniting Church 7A Lord Street, Roseville, NSW 2069, Australia
Contact John English [email protected]

Lifting our shame: people-powered campaigns for supporting asylum seekers

This event is a talk and discussion with afternoon tea at Roseville Uniting Church. The talk will be hosted by Voices of Bradfield. There will be opportunities over afternoon tea to talk about Nicolette and her campaign. It will be a low-key event but effective at positioning Nicolette as interested in this issue and prepared to advocate for more humane policies. 

We need a team of volunteers wearing casual dress or Voices of Bradfield t-shirts, who can:

  • set up the room
  • welcome people
  • bring along home-made afternoon tea

Note - no campaign t-shirts, no campaign collateral on display

In person - Alison Battisson, Mostafa Azimitabar (Moz) and Nicolette Boele.

When: Sunday 27 March, 2.00-4.00pm

Where: Roseville Uniting Church, 7A Lord Street, Roseville

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Alison Battisson is an immigration lawyer, Bradfield local and is the Director Principal at Human Rights for All (HR4A). Alison founded HR4A which is a leading non-profit organisation working for the liberty of asylum seekers and refugees through legal action, advocacy and education. She represents refugees pro bono, including several who are in hotel detention in Melbourne and Brisbane. In 2021, she played a central role in helping the Afghan women's soccer team escape from Afghanistan when the Taliban took over.

Mostafa Azimitabar (Moz) is a member of Iran’s Kurdish minority who fled racist repression in his homeland to seek sanctuary in a safe country. He was detained by Australian authorities for 2,737. Since being released, Moz has been advocating for the people who are left behind in detention.

“If I am able to obtain my freedom, there should be the opportunity for the others seeking asylum to have their freedom as well. Until all of us are free, none of us are truly free.”

Nicolette Boele is a Bradfield local and your community independent candidate in the forthcoming federal election. 

Voices of Bradfield is a local community organisation that advocates for better representation in federal parliament. The group was created by local community members. We want our federal representative to listen to the electorate and take our voices and concerns to Canberra.

After the talks, there will be time to ask questions, then you will have the chance to meet the speakers over afternoon tea. 

We invite you to join us to learn more about Australia's policies and the people-powered campaigns that can make a real difference. 

Accessibility: The venue has level entry and accessible toilets. There is accessible parking in the public carpark opposite in Lord Street.

 

Will you come?