From Fortress Australia to Fortress Europe: borders, human rights and refugee solidarity


Borders, Human Rights and Refugee Solidarity

Due to COVID restrictions this event will now be hosted on Zoom and NOT at Preston Library.

Zoe Holman is an Athens-based Australian journalist and writer investigating conflict, migration and human rights in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Her recent book Where the Water Ends: Seeking Refuge in Fortress Europe tells the story of the world's deadliest frontier through the experiences of asylum-seekers in Greece.

Holman's remarkable human history documents the complex and unending challenges of people seeking a future in Europe today and the waves of exiles and migrants who came before them. This is an important work, written with respect, compassion and a commitment to listening. 

Zoe will discuss her experiences documenting the effects of Europe's border regimes on individuals and communities, border policies and prospects for solidarity and collective organising. This event is being hosted on Zoom.

Darebin Libraries and Northsiders with Refugees are co-presenting this event.  Northsiders with Refugees is a community group based in Melbourne's north advocating for fairer, equitable and compassionate refugee policy. You can learn more about their work at their information stand at this event.


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Talk Thursday 9th September - 7:30pm-9pm


Free Event is free and bookings are required

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