Australia is a country built on migration and we're in the 21st centuary, but we STILL see racist attitudes in our society, media and politicians. What the fuck! Why is it that race is still an issue? Who benefits from racism and why? Is there anything we can do to stop the hate? Come along to the first Resistance meeting in our NEW Resistance Centre- 22 Mountain St, Ultimo (Off Broadway). Come down for a coffee and chat. ALL WELCOME.
Friday, January 2
Concert: Local Revolution. Rising from the streets of Adelaide Local Revolution is a project carried out by six talented musicians united by their passion for music and dream for peace and Harmony. Local revolution is a movement, a voice for the voiceless, young leaders of social change.
The Townie, 326 King St Newtown, Sydney.
On 17th November join thousands of Australians in every capital city and hundreds of regional towns to make it clear that the majority of Australians want climate action. Summer has come early and bushfires are already burning. But in a few weeks we will come together to turn up the heat and launch a summer of climate action.
Free film festival and peace forums 9am-3pm with films on West Sahara, East Timor, Talisman Sabre, Muckety + more.
Timor Benefit Concert, 6pm-10pm with RAPT; Pat Drummond; Sonia Bennett ('Blue Goose'); Snez; Dennis Aubrey; Margaret Walters; Dan Marjason, Poetry Jenni Nixon, Greg North; Speeches from Jack Mundey, Jamie Parker.
A fund-raiser for Leichhardt Council's East Timor Project "Friends of Maliana". Tickets at door. $25/$20/$10 conc/kids free.
Peace stalls, drinks and food available. Australia-East Timor Association.
Leichhardt Town Hall, Cnr Norton and Marion Sts
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
Redfern’s premier creative hub 107 will be home to Refugee Week events as part of the New Beginnings: Refugee Arts & Culture Festival. Come and be inspired, challenged and informed through a mix of visual arts, film, installations and workshops.
CD launch of 'Ghosts of Deir Yassin', Sydney leg of national tour. Saturday 29 September, doors from 7pm. NOTES (Live Music Restaurant), 75 Enmore Rd, Newtown. Special Guests include Mohamed Youssef, Rima Aka Soul Beats, Nut Kaze, Zohab and Danny Gardner. Details: http://www.facebook.com/events/162845900519033/
Panel guests include journalist Jeff McMullen, Alyawarr spokesperson Richard Downs, and Alyawarr elders Banjo Morton, Lillie Morton and Angelina Luck. $25/$15. Town Hall, 107 Norton St, Leichhardt. Hosted by AFFECT Australia. Ph Inga on 0431 321 444.
This week the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is hosting the IPRA Peace Conference (www.iprasydney2010.org/Communicating_Peace.html). Featuring: Sister Jane, Leeroy & Samson and DJ Russ Dewbery (UK)
Friday July 9 Hermann's Bar University of Sydney Cost: $15.00 - Proceeds go to the Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney. Ph: Alex 0449 184 8017.30pm
5 Mins of Infamy is a PechaKucha style evening. An affair where people talk about their ideas and passions, accompanied by 20 slides or other visual media for 5 minutes only! Often described as an intellectual happy hour, it’s also full of humor and ideas that will challenge, inspire and ignite your imagination. Come down early to the Rattler and get a comfy lounge, groove in the breaks to tunes by Sir Loins and listen to a bunch of queers discuss Art, Politics, and Action, a perfect night out before the thinking festival begins in earnest the next morning.