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The Burma – Women’s Voices for Peace anthology focuses on the stories of women’s experiences living within Burma and as refugees. Their stories are heartbreaking and moving, and we are privileged that these women have been willing to share so many painful, suspenseful and inspiring experiences with compassion, humility and wit.

This is the 7th compilation of writings by Women from Burma.

We are delighted to be able to share this night with you.

6.30 pm, Readings Carlton: 309 Lygon St, Carlton.

Free, no need to book.

Sunday, February 21

In 1881 the people of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station took on the Board for the Protection of Aborigines in a fight for dignity and self- determination. Today, we bring their voices back to life through a verbatim reading and live performance of their testimonies before the Coranderrk Parliamentary Inquiry. This special, one-off performance will be staged on country, at Coranderrk itself, on the very land where many of the witnesses at the Inquiry gave their evidence 134 years ago. $25/$18.
6:30pm. Coranderrk, Barak Lane, Healesville.

Speaker: Abbas Samakar (renowned Iranian poet, author, filmmaker & former political prisoner who witnessed first hand the rampant human rights abuses inside Iranian prisons).
Local Iranian speakers will share their memories of Iranian prisons.

Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton (enter from Victoria St).
Organised by Iran Solidarity Melbourne in collaboration with the Committee for Solidarity with Iranian Workers-Australia.

RISE is excited to present world-renowned spoken word artist Amir Sulaiman, an accomplished poet, activist, recording artist and a 2-time HBO Def Poet, host and performer for national Breed Love Odyssey Tour. Amir Sulaiman will be supported by underground hip-hop artist Pataphysics, Melbourne-based soul artist Jess Harlen and singer/songwriter Robert Champion.

Miss Libertine, 34 Franklin St, City. $15/$10.

Tuesday, November 11

Join us in St Kilda to hear it straight from sex workers. Victoria’s licensing regime harms sex workers. Full decriminalisation is needed now for sex workers’ health and safety. 4:30pm. Catani Gardens, Saint Kilda.

Wednesday, May 29

Screening of Four Corners documentary on Nauru and Manus Island. In the Four Corners documentary No Advantage, Debbie Whitmont goes inside Australia's offshore refugee processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island. What you see will shock you. Protests, evidence of self-harm and testimony of suicide attempts. 4:15pm. Graham Cornish Rooms, Second Floor, Union House, Melbourne University.

Self-Determination Not Assilimiation
Housing & Services for ALL Communities
Re-instate the Racial Discrimination Act in Full
Land Rights Not Leases
End Welfare Quaranting - No Work for Rations

3 Years of the Intervention...3 Years Too Long.
Basic Rights, Not Basics Cards!

Casselden Place,
cnr Lonsdale & Spring Sts, City

Friday, August 3

All welcome. 5pm. Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton South.

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