Amnesty International’s Helen Black and Ashgrove action groups invite you to a fundraising event at Parliament House, featuring an inspiring speech by Federika Steen.

Frederika Steen AM, an activist and award-winning humanitarian, will be discussing the plight of refugees and people seeking asylum, and how their rights can be protected by everyday people.

Frederika, or Freddie as she is known, spent the first days of her life hiding from the Nazis in her native Holland. Her family migrated to Tasmania when Freddie was six. As she grew up, Freddie became aware of the enormous generosity and bravery of the total strangers who had taken them in. Since then, she has spent decades helping other migrants and particularly refugees settle in Australia.

Freddie’s story and her life work is extremely topical considering the Australian government’s decision to deny human rights to people seeking asylum by detaining them in offshore detention.

This fundraiser will be an opportunity for you to meet new people passionate about human rights, learn more about Amnesty International’s campaign to protect the rights of refugees, and find out how you can create change as part of this campaign.

The barbeque will have vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options available and all people, little and big, are encouraged to come along for an enjoyable family-friendly evening in support of human rights.

All funds raised will support Amnesty International in defending human rights in Australia and around the world.

Photographic ID is required for entry to Parliament House.