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Date/Time
Date(s) - 19/10/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
Point Rd

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You are warmly invited to attend RACS’ inaugural Literary Lunch, an event that seeks to highlight the extraordinary life story of a refugee who now lives in the Australian community.

* All money raised will go towards providing free legal services to refugees *

Authors Para Paheer and Ali Corke will be talking about Para’s extraordinary life story, outlined in their new book “The Power of Good People: Surviving the Sri Lankan Civil War”.

Special Guest – RACS’ Patron, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs

Guest Authors – Para Paheer with Alison Corke

About the book:
The Power of Good People: Surviving The Sri Lankan Civil War is Para’s story of survival against all odds. Para was barely five years old when civil war erupted in Sri Lanka. Nearly three decades later the war ended in appalling horror and bloodshed. Survival required courage, ingenuity – and the kindness of strangers.

“Every Australian should read this book, so they can understand the horrors which cause people to flee…” Julian Burnside QC, Refugee advocate.

About Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS):
The Refugee Advice and Casework Service has been providing dedicated and free legal services to people from refugee backgrounds since 1987.

* A tax-deductible donation in lieu of attendance can be made at www.racs.org.au/donate.

* All money raised will go towards providing free legal services to refugees.

* Your ticket can be purchased through Eventbrite here or

contact fundraising@racs.org.au or 02 8317 6518.

For more information Facebook Event

Hosted by RACS – Refugee Advice and Casework Service