Frayed Lives, Threads of Hope: A Salon Exploring Australia's Response to the Global Refugee Crisis
Woodward Conference Centre
Melbourne Law (Building 106), The University of Melbourne
185 Pelham St, Carlton
The refugee crisis has reached epic proportions. 68.5 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, environmental crises and/or human rights violations.
This Salon will explore how to move to a greater understanding and local action on the global refugee crisis. Speakers include refugees, researchers, and policy experts. Audience members will be invited to respond to talks in round table discussions and answer the question, 'What can I do?'
All interested members of the public are welcome, especially university students and other young people. Especially welcome are asylum seekers, refugees, friends and families, service providers, researchers, human rights specialists, and advocates.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for concessions. Registration includes dinner.
Frayed Lives is presented by the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association, the Being Human Festival, The University of Melbourne, and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Being Human Festival 2019
This event is being held as part of the 2019 Being Human Festival. Founded in the UK as the only national festival of the humanities, Being Human is now a global celebration dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities.
Iain Butterworth, President
Australian Fulbright Alumni Association
Iain is the Frayed Lives program manager. He is trained in community psychology, with an interest in healthy, liveable, sustainable cities and communities. He has extensive experience in building innovative, intersectoral partnerships between citizens, practitioners and policy makers.