The Pledge to Asylum Seekers

Free the Children walk – Saturday 28th Feb in Melbourne


Children posterThe beautiful Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children will be out on the streets again this Saturday (February 28th).

Why not join them? If you’re not a grandmother that’s fine, you can be one of the Friends of the Grandmothers (FROGS)!

There are still 330 asylum seeker children locked up in detention by the Australian government, including 119 on Nauru.

The Grandmothers want all refugee and asylum seeker children out of detention NOW, and to support the recommendations of the Australian Human Rights Commission and its President Dr Gillian Triggs in their report on The Forgotten Children.


Saturday 28th February, 1pm to 3pm. 

Meet at 12.45, on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets. 

Don’t forget to wear purple scarves.


MC for the day will be comedian, actor and writer Tracy Harvey, who will join with Tracey Barnard to sing the song Billy Lids (Free the Children).

Grandmas logoThey’ll walk along Swanston Street to the Mall in Bourke Street, and back to St Paul’s by 2.30 for more singing.

The walk will take 30 minutes, stopping at every traffic light, with banners, placards, and lots of leaflets to hand out.

Be prepared for hot weather, with hats and water. Anyone who does not feel they can walk might like to help at the street stall in Swanston Street, outside St Paul’s.

Download the flyer here – print it and distribute it widely!

Download more information here, or go to their website.

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