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Refugees are Welcome Here - rally Sat 2pm, Aotea Square

REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE- rally Sat 2pm, Aotea Square

Hundreds of people are expected to gather in Auckland's Aotea Square tomorrow at a carnival style rally to demand the Government welcome significantly more refugees to New Zealand.

The event, organised by the Refugees are Welcome Here (NZ) collective, is also a fundraiser for the Auckland Refugee Council, who provide frontline support to refugees who arrive in the region.

Poets and musicians will join refugees and community leaders from Kurdistan, Syria, Palestine, Chile, Sudan, Arabia, Burma and Iraq will speak alongside many grassroots organisations fighting poverty and homelessness in New Zealand, in a display of solidarity between both deprived groups.

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Welcome Ten Thousand Now. 2pm, Aotea Square. Saturday September 19th. Bring a tent. Refugees are welcome here. A fundraiser for Auckland Refugee Council.

with guests poet Whaitiri M Mikaere, Chilean refugee and poet Esteban Espinoza, musicians The Neo-Kalashnikovs, Jack and Jenny Lange, and MANIC SEEDS, Paul Brown and Folk the Quota, Green Party MP Marama Davidson, Labour Party MP Jacinda Ardern , Arabian refugee Mustafa Steve, Bosnian social justice activist Emir Hodzic, Syrian Solidarity Abdul Elah and Kareana Kee, NZ Kurdish Society Sarkawt Abdullazada and Laila Saber , Abann Kamyay Yor, General Manager of Auckland Refugee Community Coalition and Sudanese Refugee, Tobi Muir and Kumbirai Makwindi-Jafa Mafia Sound System, Sharmin and Payman, Kurdish refugees and members of Shakti Youth Ambassadors Network, Unions Auckland Rachel Mackintosh, Chris Sullivan, Catholic Deacon, Fala Haulangi, SFWU and Tuvaluan Eco-refugees, Hela Rahman, Iraqi community, Billy Hania NZ Palestine Solidarity Network, Jeremy Randerson, Mana Movement, Joe Carolan Socialist Aotearoa, Mike Treen Unite Union, Anu Kaloti Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa, Dennis Maga UNIMEG / First Union, Albert Barr Citizens Resistance, Gary Cranston, Climate Justice Aotearoa, Sunny Sehgal EPMU, and Sirpa Gunn Auckland Refugee Council. Art and street theatre by Front Line Arts Collective .

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Account Name: Auckland Refugee Council Inc.

Account No: 12-3011-0762215-02

Reference: Welcome 10000 & Organisation name


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