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Event, 20th Sept – Jam for Refugees

Coming Together to Support People Seeking Refuge

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When: 1230pm – 830pm, Friday, 20th September 2019

Where: All Saints Anglican Church, 9 Cowper Street, Ainslie, ACT

Jam for Refugees is an eight hour concert showcasing some of Canberra’s finest musicians to raise both money and awareness to assist refugees.

Jam for Refugees, now in its third year, is a day to enjoy wonderful music performed across a series of 30 minute acts. Join us when you can and leave when you must.

War, persecution and violence continue to drive people to seek safety and asylum, with UNHCR estimates of more than 70 million people forcibly displaced worldwide. Most simply want to return home. Australia’s refugee policies cause harm and damage to the people held in our mainland and offshore detention centres.

Your donation will help people seek- ing refuge. Concert proceeds will go to three Canberra community organi- sations helping people from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds: Companion House, Canberra Refugee Support, and Manus Lives Matter.

Jam for Refugees will take place in All Saints Anglican Church in Ainslie, a church of considerable historical interest, having started its life as the Mortuary Railway Station in Rook- wood, Sydney. It is the home of a vibrant Anglican community.