Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group is hosting the 2020 Rural Australians for Refugees Conference 2020
Springwood Hub, 3 – 5 July.
Connecting for Change
An opportunity for RAR groups and refugee advocates to meet and rebuild our enthusiasm and passion for our work.
Registrations are now open to the RAR Conference for RAR group members!
There is a separate tab for BMRSG members – please use that when you go to register.
Arif Hussein, human rights lawyer, now working with RACS
Najeeba Wazefadost, founder of the Hazara Women’s Association
Julian Burnside, barrister and refugee advocate for the past 20 years
Craig Foster, who is working with Amnesty Australia on the #gameover campaign to get refugees and people seeking asylum off Nauru and Manus
Angela Fredericks, who has campaigned relentlessly for the Tamil family from Biloela #hometoBilo
There will be 18 breakout sessions, covering many topics like engaging young people, advocacy, resettlement, changing hearts and minds, skills and networking sessions. Especially there will be time to meet others, hear stories from people with lived experiences, and renew friendships.
See https://www.ruralaustraliansforrefugees.org.au/2020-rar-conference/ for full program details.
We are still looking for billets for our presenters. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and Paul, Susan or Celia will be in touch.
BMRSG is a member of RAR.