#rethinkrefugees

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Talk to your friends about asylum seekers. Get the facts and share them loudly and proudly. Request your own “Change the conversation” booklet from Amnesty by emailing your name and postal address to rethinkrefugees@amnesty.org.au or check out ASRC’s factsheets (summary; big booklet).

Check out ASCI for info on how you can be involved in the Christmas Island Letter Writing Project.

Donate to Dictionaries for DetaineesRefugee Rights Action Network‘s TOTES ORSM project getting bilingual dictionaries into detention centres to help asylum-seekers and refugees learn  English while they’re waiting for their applications to get processed.

Get involved with ChilOut – a not-for-profit community group of Australians who are concerned with the plight of children held in immigration detention.

Perth Peeps can:

In Melbourne and Victoria, the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre does a PHENOMENAL amount of amazing things. Also, their CEO Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM has got a show on at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival called ‘The Hateful Humanitarian’ and all proceeds are going to ASRC. Check them out on the Twitters, too, they tweet good and stuff.

And lastly — for the wanna-be hoppers out there: lawyers and law-student types can volunteer with

NB: If there are more you know of that I don’t (I DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING YOU KNOW!) please leave a note in the comments and I will update this list.

Awesome tweep Tony Thorpe reminded us the other night:

“None of us can do everything. All of us can do something. Together we can do a lot.”

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