UNAAV Events

Refugees and the Global Goals

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6.30pm – 9.30pm, 28 June

RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, 445 Swanston Street

What does it mean to be a refugee in Australia? This event will open up dialogue to recognise the positive contribution of migrants and refugees and promotes the notion that all human beings should be allowed to fulfill their potential in dignity, equality and a healthy environment.

Come along and hear from our fantastic panel of speakers, including:
–Former refugee Emmanuel, who will tell his story of living in refugee camps in Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe before moving to Hobart at age 19
–Jennifer Kanis, Senior Associate at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and a Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
–David Carolan, a Victorian Barrister in Victoria who interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He was also a member of Hall & Wilcox’s pro bono committee and a volunteer lawyer and migration agent at Refugee Legal.

The discussion will be moderated by UNAA Victoria Board Member, Kerry Boland, Kerry is a member of the Refugee Status Review Tribunal, Nauru and has worked as an international consultant with UN agencies in the field of human rights and protection.

Click here for tickets – $30 UNAAV members, $50 non-members, $20 Students