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Actions and Rallies:

• Palm Sunday 28 March 2021

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Scroll down the page to find marches, rallies, walks, protests and
vigils in your part of the world on the day. Plus, find out what you
can do right now
in the run up to Palm Sunday.

• In addition to going to a rally or walk near you on Sunday 28 March
– see below for details – you can take further action online while you’re there:
     • join the Twitter storm action:
send a message to the PM calling for Justice
and A Fair Go for Refugees – use the hashtags #justice4refugees and #GameOver,
     • Game Over petition: take the #GameOver QR code link with you.
Over 70,000 people have signed the Game Over petition. Add your signature on
Amnesty’s Add Your Voice page. If you’re on your mobile, use the QR code above to gather even more signatures.

• ACT: Canberra – Resist Cruelty, Welcome Refugees
Palm Sunday Protest

Sunday 28 March 1.00pm
Garema Place Civic
Canberra Refugee Action Campaign
Find out more on FaceBook Events

• NSW: Sydney – Justice for Refugees rally
Sunday 28 March 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Belmore Park (near Central station)
Organised by the Refugee Action Coalition (RAC) Sydney
Find out more on Facebook Events.

• Vic: Melbourne – Walk for Justice for Refugees
Sunday 28 March 2.00pm – 4.00pm
State Library Swanston Street
Refugee Advocacy Network Victoria
Find out more on Facebook Events.

• Qld: Brisbane – Palm Sunday Rally for Peace and Refugees
Sunday 28 March Midday
Reddacliff Place 266 George Street Brisbane
(opposite Treasury Casino and at the top of the Queens Street Mall).
Refugee Action Collective Queensland RAC
Find out more on FaceBook Events.

• WA: Perth – Palm Sunday – Justice & a Fair Go for Refugees
Sunday 28 March 1.00pm
A Live (more details to come) and Online event.
Justice for Refugees WA.
Find out more on FaceBook Events

• Tas: Hobart – The Amnesty International Tasmanian Refugee Rights Action Group (RRAG): is having a letter writing blitz to all Tasmanian federal politicians as well as to our local paper. Plus:
Honkathon on  Friday 26 March and chalking the footpaths with the message “Speak Up for Refugees”.  Find out more on the RRAG Facebook page.

• NT: Darwin – Go along to the Release the Darwin9 daily vigil 5.00 – 6.00pm next to the Mercure Hotel Darwin Airport. Find out more on the
Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network
DASSAN Facebook page.

• SA: Adelaide Peace Walk
Sunday 28 March 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Nth West Triangle: Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) to
Tarntanya Wama Rotunda (Elder Park)
Find out more on EventBrite.

Regional Rallies, Walks, Vigils and Protests

• Vic: Ballarat Palm Sunday Justice Walk
Sunday 28 March 2.00pm
View Point Lake Wendouree to the Olympic Rings
Walk in support of refugees: the Amnesty Group of Ballarat.

• Vic: Bendigo Vigil
Sunday 28 March 7.00pm – 9.00 pm
F
orecourt of St Andrews Uniting Church (Myers Street)
Find out more on Facebook Events.

•  Vic: Indi electorate
Refugee Supporters from Indi will be attending the Palm Sunday March in Melbourne behind the banner Indi Support Refugees with representatives of each group in Indi bearing the name of the group: Alexandra, Mansfield, Benalla, Wangaratta, Albury/Wodonga, Beechworth, Alpine and Strathbogie Ranges RAR, plus Amnesty Yackandandah and Wangaratta Refugee Anglican Network.

•  Vic: Bairnsdale – Palm Sunday Vigil
Main St Bairnsdale 11.00am – 1.00pm
East Gippsland Asylum Seekers Support Group.

•  Vic: Warrnambool – Love Makes A Way
The Love Makes A Way banner will be attached to the fence of
St Joseph’s Catholic Church Lava St
all day Sunday 28 March. Join us, take a photo and share.

• NSW: Armidale
Street Stall at the Markets in the Mall with a flash mob.

• NSW: Lawson – Blue Mountains Rally
Great Western Highway/Somers St Lawson
Sunday 28 March 2021 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group
Find out more on FaceBook Events

• NSW: Ballina/Lennox Head – Palm Sunday Rally
Sunday 28 March 2021 11.00am
Lennox Head foreshore.

• NSW: Newcastle – Justice for Refugees  Palm Sunday Rally
Newcastle Welcomes Refugees
Sunday March 28 2021  3.00pm
Wheeler Place
Find out more on Facebook Events.

• NSW: Wollongong Refugee Protest Palm Sunday
Sunday 28 March Midday
Crown Street Mall Amphitheatre
For more information on Facebook events 
Hosted by Refugee Action Collective Illawarra.

•  Qld: ToowoombaPalm Sunday Rally on the Village Green
Sunday March 28 2021  10.50am
Village Green
Find out more on the Amnesty website.

• Qld: Townsville Palm Sunday Walk for Refugees
Sunday March 28 2021 4:00 pm
The Strand
Find out more on the Amnesty website.

•  Qld: Cairns
Sunday 28 March 2021 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Curlew picnic shelter on the Esplanade
directly opposite the end of Upward Street, from 4pm.
Find out more on the Facebook Events.

• Tas: Regional – The Amnesty International Tasmanian Refugee Rights Action Group (RRAG): is having a letter writing blitz to all Tasmanian federal politicians as well as to our local paper. Plus:
Honkathon on  Friday 26 March and chalking the footpaths with the message “Speak Up for Refugees”.  Find out more on the RRAG Facebook page.

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2021 Palm Sunday: what you can do now

Here’s what you can do in the runup to Sunday 28 March:
• Round up signatures – in addition to your own – for the
Free All Refugees & Let Them Stay Permanently
petition
.
Download, print and add signatures, then return it by 30 April. All details are on the petition you can download now.

• Take part in a Twitter storm action:
On Palm Sunday send a message to the PM calling for Justice and A Fair Go for Refugees – use the hashtags #justice4refugees and #GameOver.

Email your local MP a postcard. This will be available shortly. Search for your MP’s address details on the Australian Parliament House website.

Take a selfie with the message Justice & A Fair Go for Refugees. Post it on your social media page and let us know it’s there (with the link) via the ARAN contact form. We will post it on the Speaking Up for Refugees FaceBook page.

Check out more ways you can be of be part of the national Palm Sunday action; download the Palm Sunday Actions document and share it around.

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• #Time For A Home #Free the Refugees
(January – March 2021)



A campaign for the release of refugees from detention and for their safe resettlement. Here is a list of actions you can be part of that are coming up soon:

• Australia wide: #TimeForAHome Week of Action
1 – 7 March  2021
Calling for the release and resettlement of refugees held in detention.
More info to come;
check back later.
Past #Time For A Home #Free the Refugees Actions

 

• Home to Bilo Actions

Biloela Letter-Writing Blitz
Monday 5 April 2021

The International Day of Conscience (5 April) is exactly one month on from the three year anniversary of the Biloela being detained. Join the the ARAN Letter-Writing Group in this action: support material including MPs address info. is on the ARAN Biloela Family webpage.

Detained on Christmas Island, the Biloela Family needs your help:
Find out what more you can do.

Other Actions and Rallies

• Free the Darwin 9 and end their indefinite detention!
Healthcare workers vigil
Saturday 27 March at Civic Park at 10.00am
For all healthcare workers or those concerned about the health and well being of our friends being detained. More info on the DASSAN – Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy NetworkFacebook page and images from the vigil; Tuesday 23 March marked 50 consecutive daily vigils outside the makeshift detention centre at Darwin Airport.

Release the Darwin9 daily vigil
5.00pm – 6.00pm
Next to the Mercure Hotel Darwin Airport.
Find out more on the Darwin Asylum Seeker Support
and Advocacy Network DASSAN Facebook page.

• ACT: Canberra Leafleting North & Southsides Farmers’ Markets
March 2021
Canberra Refugee Action Campaign (RAC) is planning to hand out leaflets at:
– Northside (EPIC – Watson) :
Saturday 20 & Saturday 27 March
8.00am – 11.00 am (one hour max).
– Southside (Canberra College – Phillip) : Sunday 21 March
8.30am – 10.30am (one hour max).

Events Calendar
Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) events calendar
Please let us know about your rallies and actions – we will post the times and places on the RAR calendar too.

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Regular vigils and actions

Regular events you can attend in your part of the world:
New South Wales
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
WA Qld and Territories.

Please note: some regular street actions may have been suspended during the Covid-19 restriction period.

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Past actions and events

ARAN’s archive of past events across Australia
Includes: 7 Years Too Long, July  2020.

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Meetings, Community Awareness & Education Events

• Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) Book Club
Online launch
Wednesday 21 April
7.30-8.30pm  Zoom.
Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)
More info and tickets on EventBrite.

•  2021 BRASA Afternoon Tea
Monday 12 April 2021 (barring further lockdowns)
In Sandringham from 2.00 to 4.00 pm
More details from the
Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association (BRASA).

•  ACT:  Anh Do The Happiest Refugee
Wednesday 24 March 2021 8.00pm
Canberra Theatre Civic Square London Circuit
More information on the Theatre website.

• ARAN / Amnesty Justice and a Fair Go for Refugees Webinar
Tuesday 23 March 7.30-8.30pm on Zoom
Hosted by the Australian Refugee Action Network and supported by Amnesty International. With Zaki Haidari, Farhad Bandesh, Sr Brigid Arthur, Prof John Minns and Dr Graham Thom (Amnesty International). If you register before the night you will receive updates on the speakers and program.
More info on Facebook Events.

• Vic: Melbourne – world premiere of No Friend But The Mountains:
A Symphonic Song Cycle
Sunday 21 March 2021 5.00pm 
Myer Music Bowl 
More information on Live At The Bowl.

• NSW: Live online with Daney Faddoul
Grandmothers for Refugees
Friday 19 March 1-2pm.
Pre-register for this event on Zoom.

Post your own
ARAN has an arrangement with Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) to encourage members to post upcoming actions, events, vigils, rallies and campaigns on the RAR Events Calendar.

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