When: 28th August 10am – 3pm the Mercy Foundation is hosting a forum for people working in organisations that assist or want to assist asylum seekers in our community. Register by 21 August.
Where: Mercy Foundation, Poche Centre Auditorium, Level 1, 40 Rocklands Road, Wollstonecraft, NSW, 2065 (directly opposite the Mater Hospital).
Register: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information contact the Mercy Foundation on 02 9911 7390. Please register by Thursday, 21st August
A light lunch to be provided by the Mercy Foundation.
Mr Paul Bottrill – Executive Officer of The House of Welcome, Sydney
Mr Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM – CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Melbourne
Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ – Director, Jesuit Refugee Service Australia
Ms Melanie Noden – CEO, Asylum Seeker Centre, Sydney
This forum brings together people who are working to assist asylum seekers in our community to highlight innovations and programs that are working. We’ll also be discussing how philanthropy and organisations providing direct assistance can collaborate on this important social justice issue. The Mercy Foundation will also be publicly awarding its 2014 Social Justice Award to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Melbourne.
Managers, workers and volunteers from organisations assisting asylum seekers are welcome to attend. Please note that as spaces ate limited you must register to attend.