presenting Boat at Parliament House

Monday, October 27, 2014

At Parliament House Theatre 
Finally, thanks to Heather Kirkpatrick and Andrew Wilkie, we had the opportunity to take the boat to Parliament and present the boat as a gift - for now to the offices of MPs to use as a symbol of hospitality (coffee table) and hopefully be exhibit as a gift to Parliament.  

Sarah Hanson-Young, Daniel, Linda, Tri, Andrew Wilkie
 Over 100 people attended the screening of documentary film 'Mary Meets Mohammad' by Heather Kirkpatrick. Only a few MPs were able to attend due to a few other events happening at Parliament House.

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells at her office and enjoyed our brief conversation. On my way there with Andrew Wilkie and his Chief of Staff Dr Peter Tucker, we met MP Anthony Albanese in the corridor and had a good laugh talking about the boat making its way around the corridor of Parliament House.
Tri - presenting the boat
Back at Andrew Wilkie office, I had an experience like I was in a West Wing episode. Lots of activities and people walking in and out of the office with lost to do. But in the busyness, everyone showed Heather and I gracious hospitality.

It was a wonderful occasion to share a bit of my story and to say thank you to Australia once again and to present the boat as a gift, for now, to Andrew Wilkie, who is committed to looking into the process of presenting it to Parliament.


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now that the walk is done

How you can help

with ongoing work of supporting Asylum Seekers

  • Consider partnering with us to creat a place of welcome and support for Asylum Seekers.

  • OMID (Persian word for Hope) is a community of Asylum Seekers who gather each Thursday evenings at Brunswick Baptist Church, from 5 to 9pm. The group engages in an English class and then food an conversations before reading the scriptures together, something Iranians love to do.


    You can come along and participate in English learning and conversations
    You can contribute food or money for food to go to cooking a persian feast each week
  • Provide useful English learning resources


  • We are also looking for large donations to go towards helping asylum seekers with their legal fee. It can cost $7,000 or more to go through the process of applying for their visa, this is tough when they are not allow to work


  • You can also help us set up a community garden for Asylum Seekers and people in the community to interact together


  • Let Tri know if you like to participate in some shape or form

    tri@brunswickbaptistchurch.org.au

    Ongoing advocacy work

    15th Oct Asylum Seeker Dinner
    Moreland Town Hall

    14th Sep Freedom concert with
    Melbourne Mass Choir

    13th Sep Ashburton Men's
    Brekfast

    11th Sept Ivanhoe Gammer

    6th Aug Human Rights Forum
    Brunswick Sec Colloge

    Tri's activities during Refugee Week

    Sharing stories with Arnold Zable
    Thursday 19th, Coburg Library 12pm

    Pilgrimage as an act of prayer
    Friday 20th, Footscray Baptist Church 7:30pm

    Giving a speech (3pm) at the March for Justice
    Sunday 22nd, from City Sq 1:30pm to Queensbridge 3pm

    Sharing stories in Aireys Inlet at the Lightkeepers Inn Motel
    Saturday 28th June, 3pm

    Sharing stories at an Ecumenical Service in Anglesea
    Sunday 29th 10am at Anglesea Uniting Church


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    March 16th - April 20th 2014

    Brunswick to Dallas 12.8km 16/03
    to Craigieburn (10.2km) 17/03
    to Wallan (37km)18/03
    to Kilmore (14km) 19/03
    to Broadford (14.2km) 20/03
    to Seymour (29.4km) 21/03
    to Avenel (19.2km) 22/03
    to Longwood (20km) 23/03
    to Euroa (18km) 24/03
    to Violet Town (19.2km) 25/03
    to Benalla (30.3km) 26/03
    in Benalla 27/03
    to Glenrowan (24.2km) 28/03
    to Wangaratta (16.1km) 29/03
    to Springhurst (24km) 30/03
    to Chiltern (14.1km) 31/03
    to Wodonga (27.7km) 1/04

    NSW
    to Thurgoona (14.9) 2/04
    to Gerogery (27.4km) 3/04
    to Morven (24.2km) (Culcairn)4/03
    to Henty (17.2km) 5/04
    in Henty 6/04
    to Wagga Wagga (32.9km) 7/04 (riding)
    to Oura (20.4km) 8/04 (riding)
    to Wantabadgery (20.8km) 9/04 (riding)
    to Nangus (20.7km) 10/04
    to Gundagai (20.9km) 11/04
    to Jugiong (40km) 12/04 (riding)
    to Yass (60.8) 13/04 (riding)
    (Wee Jasper State Forest)
    Yass 16/04
    to Hall/ Nth Canberra 17/04 (riding)

    to Canberra (14.8km) April 18th
    Friday 1pm - Welcome event

    Sun 20th April: Canberra Easter Celebration!

    Join us in Canberra
    Good Friday, 18th April, 1pm, John Dunmore Lang Place
    (between the Portrait Gallery and Questacon)
    or walk in with us - meet at 11.30am outside ABC 666 Studios, cnr Northbourne Ave & Wakefield Ave, Dickson

    Raising funds for:

    Sanctuary House Providing supported accommodations for people seeking asylum.


    Al funds donated via the link on this website or facebook go directly to Baptcare Sanctuary facilities - which provide accommodation to over 70 asylum seekers.
    If you want to contribute financially to the project: to pay project manager (1 day a week), petrol, costs of signage, etc, please use the account below.

    Gift of Refuge

    BSB: 704922

    No: 100014358

    Alternatively, give directly to BaptCare via link (BaptCare logo) above

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