Talk by Asir, Bangladeshi Asylum seeker

Talk by Asir, Bangladeshi Asylum seeker

Talk by Asir, Asylum Seeker
Monty Hub Cnr Mountainview Rd Montmorency
Momtmorency, VIC 3094
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June 17, 2023 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Philomena Holman


Montmorency Asylum Seeker Support Group (MASSG) Refugee Week 2023

Sunday 18 June to Saturday 24 June

Refugee Week provides a national platform to bring awareness to the experience of refugees in Australia, as well as celebrating the contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

The ultimate aim of Reconciliation week is to promote a culture of welcome that supports refugees to integrate successfully into Australia communities and live safe and full lives.

Montmorency Asylum Seeker Support Group (MASSG) have kindly reached out to share a number of events, opportunities and activities that may interest Council Officers this Refugee Week:

  1. Visit – Visit the Montmorency Asylum Seeker Support Group (MAASG) on Monday 19th June at the Montmorency Hub; 1 Mountain View Road, Montmorency.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, and the next meeting on 19th of June will feature guest speaker, Asir, for Refugee Week.

 Asir was born in Bangladesh and came to Australia over 20 years ago. He has studied and worked in Australia. He has applied for protection, but he continues to wait for official acceptance of his claims. Asir will talk about his years in immigration detention and about his experience living on a temporary visa.

Email [email protected] to RSVP.

  1. Watch – Watch the documentary, ‘Finding Freedom’. This documentary explores the resettlement experiences in Canada, USA and Norway of four refugees previously detained on Manus Island and Nauru. Note - You will need to take a few minutes to create an account to watch the documentary.
  2. Read – Read “Escape from Manus: The Untold True Story” by Jaivet Ealom.

A gripping account of the only man to escape the prison of Manus Island, Australia’s notorious offshore detention centre. An awe inspiring story of bravery and resilience by a refugee from Myanmar.

  1. Donate – Donate to the Winter Food Drive for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Items sought include cooking oils, spices, canned good and toiletries. Drop off points in Nillumbik are as follows:
  • Nature’s Harvest Food Store, Hurstbridge
  • Vicki Ward MP Electoral Office, Eltham

Will you come?