World Human Rights Day will be celebrated on 10th December each year.
To create awareness of this, Great Lakes Rural Australians for Refugees have invited author and humanitarian, Mark Isaacs to again be our guest speaker at an afternoon gathering on Sunday 6th December, at 2pm, in the Holy Name School Hall, Lake St., Forster.
Mark spoke in Forster last year on his experiences as a Salvation Army social worker at the Nauru Detention Facility.  He has published a book “The Undesirables” on his experiences over the nine months he was employed assisting asylum seekers detained on Nauru.
Mark has recently returned from a trip though South-east Asia, China and Iran and has written more articles on the humanitarian situation in those countries. View his website
The horrific escalation of terrorism in recent weeks could be a catalyst for the abuse of the human rights of thousands through the actions of a few.  This would lead to futher abuse.
Great Lakes Rural Australians for Refugees co-ordinator, Kathleen Smith, urges the Great Lakes and Manning Community to consider how prescious their human rights are and, in the words of the Late Malcolm Fraser, “our human rights are to be treasured”.
GLRAR invites all interested people to join us to celebrate World Human Rights Day, on Sunday, 6th December, at 2 PM in the Holy Name Primary School Hall, Lake St. Forster. There is no charge for attendance.  Afternoon Tea will be served following the address.
If, on the day, people wish to donate to GLRAR, all donations will be forwarded to the UNHCR ( United Nations High Commission for Refugees).