Come to a reading vigil of #NauruFiles, 12-16 September 2016

We share with you the following initiative from Love Makes a Way:
Join us in a Powerful Act of Truth-Telling! Can you sense change is coming? In response to the #NauruFiles, refugee advocates from all different organisations have been holding vigils, rallies and peaceful acts of civil disobedience to let the Government and Opposition know that enough is enough — Australia’s inhumane treatment of people seeking asylum must end. As part of this ongoing effort, a coalition of organisations, including LMAW, will be holding #NauruFiles reading vigils around Australia during the week of 12–16 Sept, 2016. At these vigils we will be aiming to read as many of the 2,116 incident reports as possible, as a way to publicly narrate the cruelty that’s occurring in Australia’s detention centres.

Please share this event on Facebook, and announce it at your church on the weekend.

We want to send a message to the Government and Opposition that the abuse, assault and conditions detailed in the Nauru reports must end, and that they must take responsibility for their poor decisions and the culture of secrecy that has been created around immigration detention. Most of all, we want to see Australia’s offshore detention camps shut down immediately. Will you join us?

GET INVOLVED Whether you can give an hour or ten, head to your nearest reading vigil to help us narrate the truth from within our detention centres.

READING VIGILS Monday 12 September BRISBANE: 8am–6pm, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 299 Adelaide St, Brisbane Tuesday 13 September ADELAIDE: 8am–5pm, Pilgrim Uniting Church Forecourt, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide Wednesday 14 September MELBOURNE: 8am–6pm, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 2 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Thursday 15 September PERTH: 8am–6pm, Wesley Church, 75 William St, Perth Friday 16 September SYDNEY: 8am–6pm, Queen Victoria Building (south end), Cnr George St and Druitt St, Sydney
Asylum Seekers at Nauru Detention Center plead for their freedom.
People in the Nauru prison pleading for freedom. Image found here.
 
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