In conjunction with Friends of the Reginald Murphy (FORM), we would like to invite you to our first "Seasonal Inclusion Culture Afternoon" in Kings Cross, Sydney, which will take place on the 3rd Thursday afternoon in Nov 2016 and in Feb, May, Aug and Nov 2017.
FREEDOM STORIES (free screening)
Time: Thursday (Nov 17) 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Reginald Murphy Community Centre
(19 Greenknowe Ave. Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011)*10 mins walk from Kings Cross Train Station
Freedom Stories is an exploration of the achievements and struggles of former ‘boat people’. Now Australian citizens, they arrived seeking asylum from the Middle-East around 2001 – a watershed year in Australian politics sparked by the Tampa affair and Prime Minister John Howard’s declaration: “We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come”. Some were only children when they found themselves in indefinite mandatory detention in remote places such as Woomera or Nauru and then placed on temporary protection visas, which extended their limbo for years.
It has taken astonishing resilience and over a decade for them to build secure lives and start contributing to their new country. These are ordinary people who found themselves caught up in the extraordinary consequences of political brinkmanship but have long since dropped out of the media spotlight. They live among us now and given the Government’s boast that it has ‘stopped the boats’ it is time for their voices to be heard.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME, FREE EVENT, DONATIONS AT THE DOOR. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
19 Greenknowe Ave
Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011
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