Refugee Week

“We believe Australians are a welcoming, generous and compassionate people. We believe an Australia is possible where prejudice is unpopular and cruelty hurts at the polls. An Australia that recognises the equality and dignity of all people – no matter who you are, where you’re from or how you arrived here – and extends our values of fairness and mateship to everyone. We dream of a nation that celebrates diversity, made up of communities where people of our First Nations, asylum seekers, refugees, international students, skilled migrants and every other human being can experience the joy and security of belonging.

Walk Together takes place on the Saturday of Refugee Week. In cities and regional centres all over Australia, you’re invited to join this celebration of diversity and present a picture to our leaders and media of the Australia that is possible. An Australia that recognises in its public debate, media conversation and legislation that “if we’re all people, we’re all equal”. Equally deserving of freedom, fairness, opportunity to contribute, welcome and belonging.”

http://www.welcometoaustralia.org.au/walktogether?t=dXNlcmlkPTE0NjYyNTUsZW1haWxpZD0xOTkx

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11 thoughts on “Refugee Week

  1. Today is World Refugee Day! If we’re all people, we’re all equal! 😛

  2. If only … 🙂 I’ll be there in spirit, wishing you can persuade them so.

  3. Beautifully expressed and sentiments. If only…there were more benevolent places around the world. One can hope. 🙂

  4. I’d like to live in a world “where prejudice is unpopular and cruelty hurts at the polls…” A dream made real.

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