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Auction for Asylum

- 11:00pm
Wednesday December 10 2014

Venue: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Address: 1675 Lower Water Street
Cost: Tickets are $15.00 ($10.00 for students/seniors/underemployed) and are available in advance or at the door.

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:: Please come out to join the Halifax Refugee Clinic on International Human Rights Day for our Auction for Asylum fundraising event! The event will be held on December 10th, 2014, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and will run from 8:00PM-11:00PM. Doors open at 7:30PM 

:: Beer, wine and a speciality drink (candy cane martini) will be available for purchase, with complimentary savoury and sweet treats available. 

:: Musical entertainment, La Movida! https://www.facebook.com/LaMovidaSuena

:: Guest speaker Lee Cohen, QC. 

:: Tons of great items up for silent auction, including gift certificates to local restaurants and services, unique items from around the world, jewellery and much more! Items must be paid for before leaving the event. Cash only, please. 

:: Tickets are $15.00 ($10.00 for students/seniors/underemployed) and are available in advance or at the door. You can reserve your ticket in advance by calling 902-422-6736 or emailing halifaxrefugeeclinic@gmail.com.

:: Tickets are also available online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/halifax-refugee-clinic-auction-for-asylum-tickets-14483547681

:: Please note that this event is 19+. 

Refugee claimants in Canada comprise some of the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our communities. Many Clinic clients have faced torture, physical violence, abuse, and severe discrimination in their home countries, and have had to leave families and worldly possessions behind in order to escape danger. Yet once here, they often find it difficult to access the services they need, in part because their temporary status disqualifies them from many programs available to other newcomers. The Halifax Refugee Clinic works hard to fill some of those gaps by providing no-cost legal and settlement services. The Clinic receives no government funding, and although we have the generous support of the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia, we rely heavily on private donations and on fundraising initiatives like this one to enable us to better meet our funding needs, and to sustain and continually develop our services.

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