Presentation on theme: ""I miss my country, the sunshine of my country, its soil, my friends, my [family], the way of life and its incredible simplicity." Habib Souaidia,"— Presentation transcript:
"I miss my country, the sunshine of my country, its soil, my friends, my [family], the way of life and its incredible simplicity." Habib Souaidia, 2006 Territory size shows the global proportion of refugees and internally displaced persons living there.
The image above was drawn by a boy named Arrih in detention on Manus Island, accompanied by the words “My mother is crying and I am sad”.
Concerns to UNHCR
Detention 4 Detention- What is it? ERA for Change seeks to again draw the attention of our schools and wider communities to the plight of people seeking asylum, particularly children. Together we would like to see the end of children being kept in detention indefinitely. We see this practice as being in stark contrast to the Gospel message of welcoming the stranger.
Detention 4 Detention- When is it? A NATIONAL Edmund Rice student event, “Detention for Detention” IS ON Friday October the 17th.
Detention 4 Detention- How will we do it? * A very simple event- students voluntarily give themselves one lunchtime detention as an act of solidarity with the many children still being kept in detention under current government policy. * Sitting or standing in silence for a short period of time Students will have material tied around the mouths of people participating and/or hands tied behind their back to represent the lack of voice and the vulnerability of these people.