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Creating A Welcome – craftivism for asylum seekers (video)

A network of craft workers horrified by the Australian government’s treatment of asylum seekers has raised well over $10,000 to support them at a series of weekend markets in Melbourne’s inner north.

Organisers say the Creating A Welcome initiative came out of a desire to do something practical and overcome feelings of helplessness about federal policies.

The ‘craftivists’ held their fourth market on Saturday 6 December at the Northcote Uniting Church, which is supporting them, with all takings to be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

 

Creating A Welcome from Jenny Denton on Vimeo.

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