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Can the refugee narrative be shifted?

PEN Melbourne at the Melbourne Writers Festival


Arnold Zable of PEN Melbourne will participate in a panel discussing one of the most urgent and meaningful concerns at present for all Australians.

 Sunday 4 September, 11.30 am

Deakin Edge Federation Square

Session Code 3112

From media to politics, Madeline Gleeson, Abdul Karim Hekmat, Jamila Rizvi and Arnold Zable deconstruct the public perception of refugees and asylum seekers. How can we shift the narrative – and the language we use when talking about asylum seekers – to become more welcoming and positive? With Ruby Hamad.

Supported by Save the Children and PEN Melbourne