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Perth – Light the Dark: Australia says welcome to refugees

The image of the Syrian child's lifeless body washed up on the shores of a Turkish beach brought the world to its knees. His name was Aylan Kurdi, and he was just three years old.

The sad reality is that Aylan was one among millions of desperate people forced to flee from war and persecution. In 2015, the world is facing a global refugee crisis, but Australia - the lucky country - is not doing enough. We can do better to help these people. We need to do better.

On Monday night, we will light a candle. We will shine a light in the dark to remember Aylan Kurdi. We will stand in solidarity with people across the world who are forced to ask for protection, and in protest of Australia's abandonment of the world's most desperate.

We will send a message to the world that Australians Say Welcome.

Can you make it?

This event is supported by:
Amnesty International
Amnesty Refugee Network Victoria
Armidale Rural Australians for refugees
Asylum Seeker Centre
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project
Care Australia
Change the Tide
Combined Refugee Action Group
Common Grace
Fair Go for Canberra
Fighting with Peace
First Home Project
Grandmothers Against the Detention of Children
Greek Ambassadors
Jewish Labour Bund Inc
Joyous Birth
Melbourne Unitarian Church Peace Memorial Church
Love Makes a Way
Micah Projects Inc
Mercy Advocacy Brisbane
Mums 4 Refugees
Refugee Action Collection
Refugee Action Network
Refugee Council of Australia
Save the Children
The Welcome Group
Unitarian Church of South Australia
Uniting Church Synod of Victoria
Welcome to Australia
More to come!

If your organisation would like to support the event, please send an email to [email protected]


What: Light The Dark – Australians Say Welcome
Where: Perth Culture Centre
When: Monday 7 September, 6pm
Bring: Friends, family, colleagues, candles and homemade signs
Organised by: Welcome to Australia, Amnesty International Australia, GetUp!

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