The ASRC is looking for the next generation of leaders with lived experience of seeking asylum to take part in CAPP 2023 – Perth applications are now open.
The ASRC’s Community, Advocacy & Power Program (CAPP) is a six week intensive training program to equip people with lived experience of seeking asylum with the leadership skills necessary to become powerful advocates for the refugee community.
In 2023 the ASRC will work with partners to train leaders. In particular, the program seeks to develop emerging leaders by developing their skills across the following areas:
In each state, expert trainers in writing, journalism, storytelling, digital media, advocacy and campaigning, organising and mobilising, will support and share their knowledge and experience with course participants.
At the completion of the intensive program, participants in each state will be supported to take part in public talks, media activities and advocacy events, providing opportunities to put their new skills into practice. Participants will also be resourced to train others in their communities and upon graduation will be connected to relevant networks across Australia.
The program will amplify the voices of people with lived experience, supporting participants to build the confidence and skills necessary to effectively influence the narrative within the media and Australian communities regarding refugees and people seeking asylum.
Participants must be available to take part in all six days of the program. We are looking for people who are passionate about exercising leadership in the movement for lasting social and policy change for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.
This edition in Adelaide is facilitated in partnership with Welcoming Australia https://welcoming.org.au/
Barat Ali Batoor is the National CAPP Coordinator, located at the ASRC in Footscray, Melbourne. Batoor is a multi award-winning photographer and motivational speaker.
He is the winner of Nikon-Walkleys Photo of the Year 2013 award as well as a winner in the Photo Essay category. He was also awarded the “Communication for Social Change Award” by the University of Queensland.
He was a speaker at the TEDxSydney in 2014.
In each city, people with professional and public standing in a range of media and cultural fields including writing, journalism, storytelling, digital media, advocacy and campaigning, video and film making and media will be engaged to share their knowledge and experience with the participants in a masterclass format at our weekend intensives.
Each participant will be matched with a mentor who has relevant skills and knowledge in media, advocacy and campaigning, and various cultural spheres. These mentors will have the skills and knowledge that will assist participants to navigate Australian public conversations and who can work with the participants in a peer-to-peer relationship, learning from each other.