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.

Bart Willoughby, a long-term Indigenous musician has played benefits for countless progressive causes. His recent heart 'event' shocked his friends and colleagues but a successful operation has focussed us on helping with a fundraising concert. Sunday afternoon, May 22 is going to be one of those unrepeatable showcases, replete with great Australian music and musicians. We hope to raise over $5000. Bart has had to cancel a lot of work.

1.30pm (for a 2pm start).

Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street, Richmond. $30.

MC: Bryan Andy. Guest Speakers: Kyle Vander-Kuyp; Ian Hamm; Zoe Upton; Alice Solomon. Performances by: Seven Sisters; Skin Choir; William Wandin-Dow. 12:45pm (for 1pm start). Bunjilaka-Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Collingwood. Afternoon tea provided. For more info ph 8679 0777.

A celebration of Egypt through art, dance, music and culture. A sensational journey into the multitude of Egyptian provincial dances from the coast to the oasis and from the Sahara desert to the Nubian villages. Join in the fun and experience the tastes of Egypt. Whatever you do don’t miss Egypt’s top dancing troupe.

Screening the latest documentaries from the campaign against the re-opening of Panguna mine, the attacks against the Third Papuan People's Congress, and the 3-month long strike at Freeport mine.

Level 4 Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, City.

Presented by West Papua Melbourne with Clive Porabou in conjunction with Pax Christi.

Stop killing and displacement; free all political prisoners. 5:45pm. Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Rd, East Melbourne.

Thursday, September 11

Relentless ukuleles for West Papua! Featuring: Black Orchid String Band (West Papua), Joe Geia, the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, Rose Turtle Ertler, Helen Begley, the Ukulele Ladies, Cathouse and more. All money raised goes towards the ongoing campaign for West Papuan politcial prisoners. Five were recently released, but over 70 rermain in jail. 8pm. Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote.

Bar 303, High St Northcote.

Entry $8/$5.

Thursday, March 14

International guest speaker: Aziz Royesh (teacher, writer and founder of the Marefat High School in Kabul). The school became a target of extremist violence after its students were involved in protests against the Shia Personal Status Law, which stripped rights from Hazara women. 6:30pm. Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton South (Victoria St entrance). Sponsored by Afghan Australian Civil Society Organisation and the Refugee Action Collective. For more info ph Hameed 0402 938 959 or Tony 0437 237 010.

Tuesday, September 1

Speaking out against detention cruelty. Speakers: Christine Cummins (recently returned psychiatric nurse from Christmas Island); Christine Craic (National Vice-President of the Australian Association of Social Workers); Nathan Kennedy (President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights). 6:30pm. Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, City (opposite Victoria Markets). Organised by Refugee Action Collective.


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