fear+hope: Asylum Seekers in Australia

December 1, 2011 - December 3, 2011
University of Sydney

New Law School Building

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The aim of this conference is to foster greater dialogue concerning refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. This will be a unique opportunity to enhance academic cooperation for the study of refugee and asylum seeker issues.

The conference will be held in conjunction with an exhibition of original artworks by asylum seekers from detention. Proceedings will conclude with a concert of performances by Iranian, Turkish, Afghan and Australian musicians. Presenters have the opportunity to publish in an upcoming special issue of Literature and Aesthetics, dedicated to refugee themes.

Attendance fee: $50 for non-presenters, which includes lunch, tea, coffee, refreshments and evening concert.
Concert only fee: $25.

All profits go to refugee support activities conducted by The Refugee Art Project.

Please send queries to: omid_tofighian@yahoo.com

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