An eminent Australian, Fr Rod Bower will be the guest speaker at the annual Human Rights Day event held by Great Lakes Rural Australians for Refugees at the Holy Name Primary School Hall, Lake Street, Forster at 2pm on Saturday, October 20.
Fr Rod is a celebrated advocate for human rights and social justice in Australia.
He became a favourite of parishioners, Australians and the international community due to his witty and thought provoking signs posted outside his church on the Central Coast of NSW. These signs and his story is now published in a book which he will speak about at the event.
“Outspoken is a unique book that looks at the inspiring evolution of a man set on making the world a better place, one sign at a time. We are very fortunate that Fr Rod has agreed to visit the Great Lakes area and share his perspectives on his life experiences,” said Gaye Tindall, from Great Lakes Rural Australians for Refugees.
Great Lakes Rural Australians for Refugees, first started in 2002, has been continually active in presenting community events and promoting the importance of human rights, in line with the United Nations Charter.
Through extensive community support $40,000 has been raised for much needed assistance for organisations who directly help asylum seekers and refugees in Australian detention centres.
Everyone is welcome to this special free event. Refreshments will served following the 2pm address.
For more information or contact please phone Margaret Gardner on 0419 682 526.