Melbourne

Sunday, June 16

Welcome refugees; close Manus island; close Nauru; end mandatory detention; stop deportations to danger; honour the Refugee Convention. 12pm. Exhibition Building, Nicholson St, Carlton (near Gertrude St, beside Carlton Gardens). Organised by Refugee Advocacy Network.

Saturday, November 28

11am. Athaneum Theatre, 188 Collins St, City.

Monday, August 6

7-9am. Steps of St Paul's Cathedral, cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, City.

Thursday, September 11

Slaughterhouse-Five

Presented by Theatre Incubator
Book by Kurt Vonnegut, Adapted by Dylan Morgan
Directed by Dylan Morgan

Slaughterhouse-Five follows the life and times of Billy Pilgrim: optometrist, prisoner of war, and star exhibit in an alien zoo. Billy is ‘unstuck in time’, flitting uncontrollably throughout different points in his life. Drawn from the author’s own experiences of the war, Slaughterhouse-Five is a story of life, death, time and choice—an anti-war tale in the fourth dimension.

1–2 and 6–9 April at 7.30pm
Guild Theatre, first floor, Union House

9:30am. Fertility Control Clinic, 118 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne.

Friday, September 18 - Friday, September 25

Sifts through the wreckage of a broken home, mental illness and failed love, delivering an hour of sparkling stand-up comedy that cuts through woe to the beautiful heart of life. This is a show that affirms the power of the human spirit and the glory of being alive.

Times: 9.15pm (Sun: 8.15pm). Fringe Hub - The Loft, Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne.

Reflections of a peace activist.

Nominated three times for The Nobel Peace Prize. Described as probably the most respected leader in the American peace movement, Kathy has invested her life in search of non-military solutions to end wars, often at great personal cost. Kathy has lived in war zones, sharing the dangers with civilians in Nicaragua, Gaza, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton. $15/$10). For more info ph 0408 299 981 or email Kathy Kelly tour.

In the Australian election of 2010, hundreds of thousands of voters chose not to cast a ballot. A new book of essays, edited by Jeff Sparrow & Antony Loewenstein, and aimed at engaging the many, many Australians disillusioned with the political process, asks writers and thinkers who openly identify with the left to explore why. 6:15pm. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City.

There are 31 men found to be refugees detained in the Broadmeadows facility in indefinite detention. Some of these men have been incarcerated for up to 5 long painful years. This has left their families in desperate financial situations which weighs heavily on their minds and hearts. 6:15pm. Brunswick Uniting Church Hall, 212 Sydney Rd, Brunswick (corner Merri St). $50/ $100 (solidarity). To book visit: http://www.trybooking.com/84991.

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