Change The Policy Action Workshops

People seeking asylum are some of the most vulnerable on earth and things have never been worse for them at the hands of the Australian government.

A federal election is expected between September and March.  The next six months are an important time to come together to take powerful and effective action to #ChangeThePolicy

The ASRC campaigns team invites you to our place in Footscray in person or via livestream for four interactive workshops to:

  • Hear the latest from ASRC experts and people from refugee backgrounds on  asylum policy, process and impacts.
  • Take one action together at each workshop to #ChangeThePolicy

Learning from successful movements in the U.S.

Director of campaigns and advocacy, Jana Favero speaks on outcomes of meeting with immigration and anti-racism campaigners in New York and Washington DC

Bella Week on marriage equality campaign in New Jersey and Equality California, and plans for organising at ASRC in 2018

Fada Alfayadh on lived experience of campaigning for human rights in Australia

Understanding the asylum process

Principal Solicitor and Manager of Human Rights Law Program, Dr Carolyn  on latest legal process, policy and outcomes for people applying for protection

Director of Humanitarian Services , Sherrine Clark on the current impact of the Minister’s cuts to support services on people’s ability to pay rent and buy food and medicines while they wait for a protection outcome.

Abdul Razzak  on lived experience of asylum process in Australia

Shifting attitudes and lobbying MPs

Community Engagement Manager, Gayle Carr on shifting attitudes through community conversations and the power of community lobbying MPs

Greater Geelong Youth With Refugees leaders Samille Costello and Zoe Brittain on lobbying local MPs and hosting #RightTrack conversations

John Gulzari on lived experience of multicultural community organising and poltical organising

Campaigning for asylum in the Federal Election

Campaigns Manager, Marcella Brassett on digital organising and changing the narrative with collaborative community action for #RoofOverMyHead and #ChangeThePolicy campaigns

Akuol Garang on including multicultural communities in election campaigns