|Events Coming Up|
NEXT DASSAN MEETING
Monday 6th June
Nightcliff Uniting Church, Cummins St, Rapid Creek at 6pm
Come along to our next meeting for an update on latest events DASSAN meets on the first Monday of every month ( unless there is a public holiday ) with guest speakers, information updates and sharing and campaign planning. This is also the place to find out latest news, share information and help plan DASSAN activities, such as our visitor and support program, and our advocacy work. All welcome! Contact us for more information
HOW TO HAVE A CONVERSATION
Tools and Tips for talking about asylum seekers issues
June 6th, 7pm, Nightcliff Uniting Church
Following next week’s DASSAN meeting we will be running a training session on talking to others about these issues – helpful perspectives, approaches, finding points of convergence to work from, and having clear facts, not opinions, to refer to. Wondering about how to talk to your friends and colleagues? Not sure about the best ways to answer questions? Come along following the meeting – please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION VIGIL
Please join us this Friday, and every Friday, to stand up for justice, and in solidarity with our friends behind the Fences, Department of Immigration, 40 Cavenagh St, Darwin, every Friday 12 – 1 pm
DANCE FOR DASSAN FUNDRAISER
Saturday 4th June, Youth Shak Centre
YOU CAN HELP raise funds to support the vital work of DASSAN. Enjoy a Dance Showcase with performances from some of Darwin’s finest dance groups. Stay on for the Dance Marathon and get sponsored for each hour you dance. Help us raise the money needed to fund the Advocacy Coordinators role, supporting people living in detention and seeking asylum, the most vunerable people in our community.
More information on the facebook event page click here!
June 7th, Deckchair Cinema Darwin
Don’t miss this amazing film by Academy Award-winning Australian director Eva Orner. It is a moving and confronting documentary that explores asylum seekers in-depth. The film features never-before-seen footage of off-shore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island, revealing the conditions asylum seekers are living in
The film will be followed by a Q and A with the Director,.
Book tickets and view the trailer here
CHASING ASYLUM Panel at Roma Bar,
June 7, 2016 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Before our Darwin premiere of anticipated documentary Chasing Asylum by Academy Award winning director Eva Orner, join us at Roma Bar for a discussion on the plight of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.
. Antipasto and drinks provided
HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL – JUNE 6 – 8th
The HRFF is looking for volunteers. If you do two 2hr shifts at the cinema you earn a free double pass to another film! More information : email@example.com
WICKHAM POINT VIGIL
Please join us this Sunday, and every Sunday to stand up for justice, and in solidarity with our friends behind the Fences, Wickham Point, every Sunday between 4.30- 6pm Please contact us for more information
Can You Help?
MARKET STALL help needed! The stall is the DASSAN shop front where people can come and ask questions and get the truth rather than misinformation. It’s where lots do come to offer support and where others come with an opposing view that we can at least engage with. It’s where public opinion can begin to change. We work in 3 shifts, between 730am and 2pm. Support and a friendly welcome offered to all. Please contact Carmel at firstname.lastname@example.org
A PLACE TO CALL HOME – a simple way to support asylum seekers living in our community Asylum seekers on bridging visas receive the equivalent of 89% of Centrelink entitlements. Many are not permitted to work. Most arrive in the community with very little and need to set up a household from scratch. You can help them to feel at home as they begin their new lives in Darwin. Join the ‘A Place to Call Home – Darwin’ Facebook page
KNOW OR HEARD ABOUT SOMETHING IN DETENTION OTHERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? If you work or are locked up in a detention centre, or have heard about something occurring inside detention that the media or Australian public may be interested in please contact DASSAN. DASSAN has experience working with a number of people who work inside, visit or are detained inside detention centres and your correspondence with DASSAN will remain confidential. DASSAN does not release the names of asylum seekers or its sources to the media and has good contacts with sympathetic journalists where a matter is particularly sensitive