17th November 2019 Meeting
Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019
Location: Mt Martha House, 466 Esplanade, Mt Martha
Guest Speaker Pamela Curr,
Pamela retired in October 2016 after twelve years full time work at Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (Melbourne) advocating for people in detention and community. Clearly Refugee policy is unfinished business in Australia and retirement certainly doesn’t mean one finishes being an activist.
Since workplace retirement Pamela volunteers with the tireless and remarkable Sister Brigid Arthur of the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project. Pamela is also a member of Refugee Advocacy Network and Liberty Refugee Policy Group and is one of the regular MITA Detention visitors.
Pamela would like to re-visit SWAN to discuss the current dire situation for asylum seekers and explore some practical ways to help. She says “We have not yet turned the politicians away from their cruel policies but numerous groups of decent people have shown much kindness and compassion to people in need and continue to argue and advocate for humanitarian change.”
Please come from 9.30 to chat and have a cuppa. All women welcome. $10 membership at the door or $10 donation to our social justice causes if you are already a member.