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Date(s) - 23/02/2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Deerubbin Centre (Level 1)


#RightTrack Community Action Workshop


Do you wish you could have more open conversations with family, friends and neighbours about the needs and rights of people seeking asylum?
Have you been frustrated when discussion gets stuck in the same old stereotypes and perceptions?

You are invited to a hands-on workshop to:

  • Hear about the ‘Words that Work’ research findings
  • Learn how to have persuasive conversations and who you should have them with
  • Meet like-minded people who want to make a positive difference


About this initiative

The team at Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is working with communities across Australia to shift attitudes by changing the way we talk about people seeking asylum.

In 2016 the ASRC developed a values-based conversation framework drawn from the ground breaking “Words that Work” research of communication expert Anat Shenker-Osorio. This research found that certain words and phrases have a positive impact on those who are undecided about the issue.

The Community Action Workshop presents this framework along with tools and strategies to open up conversations. It equips participants to speak more confidently about the rights of people seeking asylum. By sharing our values and experiences in conversation, we allow people space to make up their own minds, making a shift in attitudes more possible.



When:                         9.00am (for a 9.30 start) – 1.00 pm, Saturday 23rd February 2019

Where:                        Deerubbin Centre (Level 1, 300 George Street, Windsor). Parking available.

Who should attend:  People supportive of the needs and rights of people seeking asylum,

& who want to influence others in the same direction

Leaders:                      Staff of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and the Uniting Church Social Justice Forum



Morning tea will be provided. There is no cost to attend this workshop


DOWNLOAD:  #RightTrack Community Action Workshop Flyer