Thursday, March 26, 2015

Palm Sunday: Walk for justice for refugees - Sun 29 March

As part of a national day of action across Australia the group is inviting people from all walks of life to express their dissatisfaction with the current asylum seeker policy in a peaceful walk through the streets of Perth:

1pm Sunday 29 March

St George's Cathedral, Perth

We are calling for

Compassion not punishment.
An end to offshore processing.
An end to mandatory detention.

Details of vigils and protests around Australia and the world
The details of vigils and protests around the world can be found on a map available here. All times below are local times.

International (19):
Quito, Ecuador, 28 March   
Free the refugees photo shoot, Mt Pichincha, Quito Ecuador email redbird5608 [at]  yahoo [dot] com [dot] au
Geneva, Switzerland 29 March at 20:00
Vigil and photo message, United Nations Office Geneva, 1202 Place des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Paris, France, 29 March, 6:30pm- 7pm
Vigil in front of the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro - Parvis des Droits de l'Homme, Paris, France
Hong Kong, 31 March, 18:00-19:30
Photo shoot and vigil, Central Ferry Pier No 4, 852 Central District, Hong Kong
Nanyuki, Kenya, 29 March
Mt Kenya, Nanyuki. Please contact Phillip for more details: peripateticphil (at) gmail (dot) com
Berlin, Germany, 13 April, 19:00
Film Screening European Premier of ‘Mary meets Mohammad’. Agora, Mittelweg 50, 12053 Neuk√∂lln, Berlin, Germany
The Hague, The Netherlands,
TBC original event has had to be rescheduled but will happen within two weeks
Contact Srividya: srividya [dot] ganapathy [ at ] gmail [dot] com
Utrecht, The Netherlands, 29 March, 13:00-14:00
Vigil, Domplein, 3512 JD Utrecht
Los Angeles, USA, 29 March, 6am
Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1778 Vine St
Vitoria- Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain, 29 March
Contact Trevor Parish through the group for more details:
Boston, USA,  27 March
Vigil outside the Belfer Centre- Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge
Koh Jum, Thailand, 29 March
Contact paulaeglington (at) icloud (dot) com to get involved
Bere Island, Ireland, 29 March
Holy Week Retreat with prayers for Australian Asylum Seekers. Streamed online:
New York City, USA, 29 March, 7pm - 8pm
Vigil against deportation to danger, Qantas Airways Ltd 150 East 42nd Street #400 New York, NY 10017
Barlad, Romania, 29 March  
Contact Jane Dough to find out morejanelousiethewriter [at] gmail [dot] com
Berkeley, California, USA, 29 March  
Film screening (private home), Contact Russell Ward to find out more. ausrussell [at] gmail [dot] com
Dublin, Ireland, March 29, 2pm
Vigil at the Australian Embassy
Guernsey, Channel Islands, 29 March, 1:50pm
Palm Sunday Vigil, St Saviour, Guernsey, Channel Islands
London, United Kingdom, March 30, 4:30-6:30pm
Vigil outside Australia House, The Strand, WC2B 4LA London, UK
Australia (12):
Sydney 19 April 1pm
March for refugees starting at Belmore Park, Sydney, Australia, 2000
Canberra 29 March, 1pm
Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees, Garema Place, Canberra.
Melbourne 29 March, 2pm
Walk for Justice for Refugees starting at the State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000.
Armidale 29 March, 11am.
Walk for Justice for Refugees starting at the Armidale Post Office, NSW, Australia
Adelaide 29 March,1:30 pm
Walk for Justice for Refugees, starting on the steps of Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide.
Darwin, 29 March, 17:30
Justice for Refugees, Day of Action Palm Sunday photo shoot on the Jetty, Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin.
Sandgate, Queensland, 28 March, 18:30- 22:00
Feast of the Senses, Artshow, Iranian Dinner and Band, 153 Rainbow St, Sandgate
Perth, 29 March, 1pm  
Walk for Justice for Refugees, 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Australia
Katherine, Northern Territory 28 March, 7-8:30pm
Candle light vigil, St Joseph's Perish, Katherine, NT, Australia
Hobart, Tasmania, 29 March, 10:30am-11am
Mountain top Vigil and photo shoot, Mt Wellington Summit, Tasmania
Brisbane, 29 March, 1pm
Rally to Declare Peace on Refugees, King George Square

Online Initiatives for March 29 (2):