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Our art can change the world! Calling for all artists and activists to make submissions for a radical art exhibition and competition. The theme of the exhibition is ‘another world is possible , but we must fight for it’. There is $3500 in prize money to be won. Sun Oct 17. Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville. Supported by GLW’s Cultural Dissent, Music Feeds, Art Resistance & Kinetic Energy Theatre Company. Visit .

As the Gillard government and Abbott opposition continue to sink to new lows on refugee rights, and refugees continue to take their own lives through utter despair in detention camps, the ALP conference is a crucial time to stand up for change and for human rights and justice for refugees.
Meet 12pm Sydney Town Hall and march to ALP Conference, Darling Harbour for a 1pm rally outside the national Labor conference. Speakers: Ged Kearney (President, ACTU); Shane Price (NSW Co-convenor, Labor for Refugees); Ian Rintoul (Refugee Action Coalition)
Hazara and Tamil refugees.

Al Nakba is the Catastrophe - the 1948 creation of apartheid Israel through the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Rally in solidarity with the people of Palestine, the right of return of all Palestinians in exile, and for an end to the occupation of Palestine.
Initiated by the Gaza Defence Committee, General Union of Palestine Workers, Students for Palestine, & BDS supporting groups.
Rally Sydney Town Hall.

Professor Jane McAdam, UNSW, considers the impact of climate change on populations. Predictions are that some 250 million people may be displaced by climate change by 2050. Are these dire predictions likely to come true, and if so, are existing legal and policy frameworks equipped to assist people seeking protection?

Venue: Law Building, UNSW Kensington Campus, Anzac Pde, Kensington

Sydney Town Hall Square.
Tony Abbott's government has sent the Australian Air Force to join the USA in bombing Islamic State (IS) targets in northern Iraq and Syria, and Australian troops to "train" Iraqi army personnel for ground combat. Abbott has justified the war by pointing to the ruthless violence of IS. But its rise is a direct product of the decade of war and occupation of Iraq by the USA, carried out with Australian support. Hosted by United Against Racism & Islamophobia.

The Physical Disability Council of NSW is running a new initiative called Community Conversations, it’s a series of meet-ups across the inner west where people can discuss issues and concerns about their local community.

It’s not specifically about disability and is open to everyone, although we’re hoping it will touch on ways that the inner west can be more inclusive and accessible.

The conversations are open to everyone in the local community and cover a diverse range of topics, and are not disability specific.

(NOTE: Forum now MONDAY evening) Guest speaker Ezequiel Morales, brigadista on the Cuban Literacy Campaign in 1961; and director of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, Granma province, Cuba, will speak on the current debate in Cuba around the economic reforms, and other aspects of the Cuban revolution today. Organised by Socialist Alliance and Green Left Weekly. All welcome.

Resistance Centre, 23 Abercrombie St, Chippendale. Entry by donation, food and drinks avail from 6pm.

Cultural Flows première

The Mutthi Mutthi and Wadi Wadi Indigenous nations and Friends of the Earth Sydney would like to invite you to the Sydney premiere of Cultural Flows, two beautifully shot new documentaries that explore the intricate connections between rivers, community, country and culture.

The premiere will take place on Wednesday 11 September 6.30 pm at the University of Sydney, Education Faculty Building (building A35) Lecture Theatre 351 (next to the Manning Bar). For a map of the venue: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/about/location/

Bowman Hall, Blacktown Civic Centre, 35 Campbell Street, Blacktown

Celebrate Newroz with the Australian Kurdish Association. Live music with Kurdish artist Xero Abbas, dance, and traditional cuisine. Tickets available at the door $40 - kids under 12 free. 
Parking in available in the public car park behind the Civic Centre.
 

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