On 15 June, 37 people came together in Springwood in the Blue Mountains to learn how to have powerful values-based conversations to shift community attitudes about the rights of people seeking asylum.
This 3-hour workshop will introduce tools and strategies to have powerful values-based conversations to shift community attitudes about the rights of people seeking asylum, and the #RightTrack political strategy to win policy change.
The workshop is intended for people who feel strongly about the harm to people seeking asylum being caused by our Government, and are ready to take action, as well as those already involved who want to learn new skills to improve their advocacy.
At the workshop you will:
- Learn how to connect your own experience and values to advocacy for people seeking asylum
- Learn new messaging strategies to maximise the results of your advocacy efforts
- Learn a values-based conversation framework that people across Australia are using to change community attitudes about the rights of people seeking asylum
- Learn about the #RightTrack community action strategy to win policy change for a fair process, permanent protection and an end to indefinite detention
While there is a brief rundown of some policies affecting people seeking asylum, please note this is not a policy forum as such, it's a skills workshop and entry point for grassroots community action to shift public opinion and win real changes to the lives of men, women and children who deserve safety, fairness and freedom.
Here is what one of our participants thought about a recent Sydney workshop:
"The workshop was very effective, especially because it gave us the chance to practice our new found skills with role playing. I realise it takes practice but I'm convinced that values-based language is effective in changing people's opinions."