Monday, 26 February 2018

R4R Meeting 
March 8th 2018 
7.00 pm (6.30 cuppa and catch up)
Trinity Uniting Church 
47- 49 Malborough Rd, Wellington Point
All welcome!

Monday, 19 February 2018

Fair go for refugees 
and people seeking asylum
Open Community Forum 
Saturday 17 March 2018
13.30 - 16.30 
Lourdes Hill College

All community members are welcome to attend an 'Open Community Forum: Fair go for refugees and people seeking asylum' event, hosted by Amnesty International, Oxfam Australia, Mums 4 Refugees and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

When people seek asylum, they, like all of us, need a home where they can live in freedom and safety. If any of us found ourselves vulnerable or in danger, we’d like to know that we could seek help and a safe place.

Successive Federal Governments have chosen to implement policies that deny the rights of people seeking asylum to a fair, transparent, accountable and timely assessment process.

As a result, many people are living in ‘limbo’ in our communities and in detention centres or faced with the threat of being forcibly returned to harm by our Government.

The forum will discuss the current situation of refugees and people seeking asylum, and the role of community members to get on the #RightTrack, in a constructive and solutions-focused way. #RightTrack is a grassroots, community owned and led national movement resourced by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
All community members are welcome to attend. Please bring along a friend or family member who is interested in finding out more.

Speakers and Q&A panellists:
Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM (CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)

Mojgan Shamsalipoor (Young woman seeking safety in Australia)
with Jessica Walker (Convenor of Teachers For Refugees and People Seeking Asylum)

Pemba Amuri (Community Engagement and Organising Manager at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, refugee, Congolese pro-democracy activist)

Sally Dodds (Queensland Convenor of Mums 4 Refugees)

Additional speakers:
Rebecca Buttenshaw (Activism Support Coordinator for Amnesty International)
Emily Dowling (Community Campaigner for Oxfam Australia)

Following the speeches, an open Q&A session will be held for community members to ask the expert panel any questions they may have.

After the forum, refreshments will be available until 5.30pm.

For more information on the event: please email

Event details:

Saturday 17 March 2018

Arrive: 1.30pm for 2.00pm start
Finish: Forum finishes at 4.30pm, followed by refreshments until 5.30pm

Polding Theatre
Lourdes Hill College
86 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne
Walk through Gate 1

Street parking only
Limited onsite parking available for people who use wheelchairs (please RSVP ahead of time to reserve your spot)

Public transport:
Bus stops outside the school

Free event

RSVP by 5.00pm Wednesday 14 March for catering purposes via one of the following:
(Please don't RSVP via Facebook)

Special requirements:
Please advise of any dietary needs or wheelchair parking needs by 5.00pm Wednesday 14 March.

Event hosted by: Amnesty International, Oxfam Australia, Mums 4 Refugees and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Event endorsed by: Refugee Council of Australia, Brisbane Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) Network, Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, Romero Centre, Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, Australian Association of Social Workers – Qld Branch, Doctors 4 Refugees, Asylum Circle/Communify, World Wellness Group, Love Makes A Way, Refugee Association of Logan, Unions 4 Refugees, Pax Christi International Peace Movement (Queensland), Buddies, Refugee Connect, Brisbane West Senior Citizens Centre, Refugee Action Collective.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Songs of Hope & Healing ft. Isaiah

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Songs of Hope & Healing ft. Isaiah

Tuesday, March 27 2018

Songs of Hope and Healing is a special benefit concert to raise funds for the Friends of HEAL Foundation (FHEAL), which provides creative arts therapy in schools to young people of refugee backgrounds.

For one night only on Tuesday, 27 March 2018, QPAC's Concert Hall will resonate with the sounds of Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Finalist Isaiah, as well as performances from Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber OrchestraTenzin ChoegyalHoang PhamPercussimoThe BoxtiesVoices of BirraleeQueensland Conservatorium BrassQPAC ChoirChildren’s Health Qld Community Choir and FHEAL Community Choir.
Supporting a cause that's close to home – and close to heart – Songs of Hope and Healing promises to be the 'FHEAL-good' family concert of the year.

Contact Lyn Moore if you would like to join the R4R group or simply follow the link below to purchase your own tickets from QPAC.