Palm Sunday Rally
One of our big events of 2019 will be the Palm Sunday Rally, to be held on Sunday 14 April. It's a great time to bring the community together to show refugees and asylum seekers we support them, and to remind politicians what matters.
This is a reminder to save the date, and let you know we'll be asking for volunteers to help with promotion, organising music including choirs, and speakers. We'll be in touch closer to the date with more information, but send us an email here if you already know you want to get involved.
Refugee Alternatives Conference 2019
Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February
UniSA City West Campus, Adelaide, SA
The Refugee Alternatives Conference brings together a broad range of expertise covering topics of displacement; protection; cooperation; wellbeing; resilience; education; advocacy; and unity from across the country and across the globe. By partnering with those that are best placed to find solutions to current issues, the Refugee Alternatives Conference is an important event that engages the vast knowledge and expertise of those with lived experiences.
Over the course of the two days, participants from refugee backgrounds, academia, service provision, advocacy, policymaking, government and engaged individuals come together to collaborate and discuss policy and practice.
Early bird tickets are available now: https://refugeealternatives.org.au/register/
As a nonpartisan organisation J4RSA intends to lobby each of the major political parties in the forthcoming election campaign. We had a stand at the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 16-18 December 2018 as part of our election strategy.
While the stall was located in an area with little foot traffic, our volunteers had some great conversations with delegates, and Ged Kearny in particular. It was a great opportunity to converse with other organisations, and we're aiming to build on this for events in the future. Our thanks to the volunteers who gave generously towards preparing for and staffing this event.