Jolyon HoffComment

The #CRLCFamily Speaking and Meeting Tour

Jolyon HoffComment

MELBOURNE EVENT - Hosted by Michael Bachelard

The Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre is filled to capacity, 200 people every day, and Trump is doing his best to ban refugees from America. So we've decided to double down on our commitment to refugees in Indonesia and S.E. Asia.

Between the 22nd February and the 5th of March, Muzafar and I are hitting the road to reconnect with our old friends around Australia, meet some new ones. We have a lot of plans for 2017. Come and find out how you can get involved.

In the past three years, the students, teachers, and managers at the CRLC have progressed incredibly. While we strongly believe that Australia should be taking more refugees, and releasing those detained on Manus and Nauru, we also know that we are making life changing, tangible and positive differences in refugee's lives right now.

This year we plan to reach further into the refugee community, uncovering the sleeping leaders and encouraging them to start their own CRLC style or online learning initiatives. 

With your help, we’ll release the feature documentary, The Staging Post, towards the middle of the year and create community, school and university screening programs across Australia. We’ll also take the film directly to refugee communities in S.E. Asia, as inspiration and proof of what is possible.

We know that we have the right team and the right model and we know that we can bring light to stranded refugees' lives. Muzafar can tell you first hand how the CRLC dramatically changed his whole family's lives.

We have nearly completed the process of becoming a Public Benevolent Institution with DGR status which means soon we can directly take tax deductible donations. In the meantime, we can take tax-deductible donations through the Documentary Australia Foundation.

We are going to need a lot of support. From boots on the ground to people with connections in boardrooms, CSR programs, and potential NGO partners. If you know anyone who might like to hear the story of the CRLC and join our #CRLCFamily, then this is the event to bring them to.

We have so many great friends around the country. We'd love to see you, have some laughs, tell some stories and maybe have a few drinks (for those who drink).

We so proud, incredibly grateful and humbled by what you have helped us achieve. Thank you

Jolyon and Muzafar

Dates, Times and Locations


Date and Time: Wednesday 23rd February, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: UNSW Ainsworth building
@Refugee Alternatives Conference.

Date and Time: Friday 24th February, 6 - 8 PM
Location: Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Level 29, MLC Centre, 
19 Martin Place, Sydney


Date and Time: Sunday 26th February, 1 - 3 PM
Location: Smiths Alternative
76 Alinga Street, Canberra City


Hosted by: Michael Bachelard
Date and Time: Friday 3rd March. 6-8 PM.
Location: The Age Auditorium. 
655 Collins St, Docklands


Hosted by: Kirsten Singleto
Date and Time: Saturday 4th March, 4:30 - 6:30 PM.
Location: Moonah Arts Centre
23 -­ 27 Albert Road, Moonah, Tasmania

Upcoming dates to be announced in Brisbane and Adelaide. If you would like us to present at your event that fits with these dates please let us know.