GLW Calendar, 2015-05

Melbourne

Community vigil: Replace Hazelwood now.

Date: Thu 28 May, 8:00am

Thursday, May 28 People in Moreland call on Jane Garrett MLA to act now. 8-9am. Action on the corner of Nicholson St & Park St bike path, then deliver letter to her office at, cnr Park St & Nicholson St, East Brunswick. Organised by Climate Action Moreland.

Film screening fundraiser: Testament of Youth.

Date: Fri 29 May, 6:30pm

Friday, May 29 In support of Hobsons Bay Refugee Network and West Welcome Wagon. These two local organisations provide practical support to asylum seekers in Melbourne's west. Recently we've had a surge of new families trying to settle in the Western Region. The funds will be used to purchase renovated whitegoods. 6:30pm gathering, 7pm film. $22. Sun Theatre, 8 Ballarat St, Yarraville.

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Film screening: The True Cost.

Date: Fri 29 May, 7:00pm

Friday, May 29 The social & environmental cost of the fashion industry. Documentary about the social and environmental cost of the multi-trillion dollar fashion industry. There will be further screenings on May 30-June 1 at the Causeway Basement space run by NMBQ. Rooms 4 & 5, Ground Floor, 120 Clarendon St, Southbank. 7pm. $5. Bookings here. Presented by NTEU.

The Long Walk Together 2015.

Date: Sat 30 May, 1:00pm

Saturday, May 30 The Long Walk kicks off with a community celebration at Federation Square from noon with great activities for all the family. Then join together at 5.30pm with Michael Long on The Long Walk to Dreamtime at the 'G, prior to the annual Essendon v Richmond game, the highlight of the AFL's Indigenous Round. Federation Square.

Concert: Rainbow Connections.

Date: Sat 30 May, 8:00pm

Saturday, May 30 Since it formed in 1995, the Melbourne Rainbow Band has grown to become a proud musical voice for Melbourne’s GLBTI community. This year we’re turning 20 and we want you to help us celebrate! Rainbow Connections uses the power of music to explore the full spectrum and meaning of the colours of the pride flag. Hosted by the hilarious and talented Dolly Diamond. 8pm. James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies College, 207 Barkers Road, Kew.

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Perth and Fremantle

Concert for Matagarup - First Nations Refugee Camp

Date: Sat 30 May, 7:00pm

Saturday May 30 at 7pm Matagarup First Nations Refugee Camp (Heirisson Island) Concert for Matargarup – ‘Refugees on our Homelands’ A grassroots concert is being held May 29 to raise awareness and to send a powerful message that the State Government should not countenance any closures to Homelands (remote communities) and nor add to the homelessness that they do ever so little about. Matargarup (Heirisson Island) refugee camp has become both a safe space for the homeless and symbolic of the potential displacement of thousands of First Nations people in the event Homelands are to be shut down. Matargarup refugee camp was established on March 1, and despite three raids where police escorted City of Perth council workers to take possession of all the tents and essentials, the camp has been re-established thanks to the goodwill of Perth residents. The camp has become a safe space for the homeless, safer than the condemned squats, traps, alleyways, isolated locations that many homeless shelter in. Matargarup will continue to re-establish itself in the event the City of Perth continues to take possession of the tents of the homeless. They have nowhere else to go. The grassroots concert is an opportunity to build solidarity with the homeless and to send a message that we as a civil society cannot sit idly by and watch Homelands shut down or the residents starved out of these communities. There is increasing empathy and resonance with people about what is going on and the Concert will send a powerful message to the City of Perth Council and the State Government of what the people think and who they are standing alongside. The Concert for Matargarup will commence 7pm, Friday, May 29. Any funds raised from the event will go directly to the basic needs of the Matargarup homeless. There will be security folk on site to ensure safeties. Food and non-alcoholic beverage will be available. First aid responders will be on site. There will be a media presence. Any queries call Jennifer Kaeshagen on 0449 655 282 or email contact@thestringer.com.au https://www.facebook.com/events/1594779564102966/

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Sydney

Film: An Occupied Country

Date: Fri 29 May, 6:30pm

Photographer Dean Sewell accompanies a group of NSW farmers on a fact-finding mission to Queensland where farmers are dealing with the terrible consequences of coal seam gas mining. Fri May 29, 6.30pm. Hut 18, Addison Rd Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville.

Sunday Assembly

Date: Sun 31 May, 11:00am

Speaker: Julian Berengut, senior lecturer in theoretical physics at UNSW. Quantum mechanics, black holes and ultra-precise atomic clocks. Sun May 31, 11am. Redern Town Hall, 73 Pitt St Redfern. Visit sydney.sundayassembly.com.

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