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Ranjini, mother of two, is preparing to give birth in early 2013, knowing that her baby faces a life behind bars. ChilOut, Welcome to Australia and Letters for Ranjini are calling on pregnant women and those with young children to gather in disused gaols and community centers in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide on Ranjini’s due date – January 6. Together we will call on the government to release her and her children from indefinite detention in Villawood.
‘Born Free’ – a combined initiative of ChilOut, Welcome to Australia and Letters for Ranjini – will highlight the stark reality of a baby being born into detention and growing up behind bars.
All expectant-mothers, parents of young children and Ranjini supporters are encouraged to join us for a photoshoot and media appearance to show your support for Ranjini and all children indefinitely held in immigration detention. The event starts at 11am on Sunday 6 January, morning tea will be provided. These free events will be held at Middle Head in Sydney, Fitzroy in Melbourne, Adelaide CBD and in family homes across Australia.
Event details are below, any questions please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact Anthony on 0419 342 164
Location: Middle Head
Meeting place: at the boom gate at the entrance to the Middle Head Fort, at the end of Middle Head Road
Time: 1030am gates open for an 11am start
Morning tea and refreshments provided. Parking available at end of road before gate entrance.
Location: Kindness House, 288 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Transport: Kindness House is located at 288 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (between Victoria and Johnston Street). On street parking is available on Brunswick Street, and it is easily accessible via the 112 tram which runs via Collins Street and Parliament Train Station.
Time: 1030am doors open for an 11am start.
Morning tea and refreshments provided.
Location: Adelaide Zoo, Frome Rd, City.
Time: 11am – 1pm
Details: Bring signs (can be downloaded here), and sunscreen/water/umbrellas.
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