Cultural solidarity dinner proves a success in Sydney's west

Photo: Peter Boyle

A great dinner and cultural event was held on May 8 in Lidcombe in Sydney’s west, bringing together progressive migrant groups, Socialist Alliance and Greens members and Green Left Weekly supporters.

A lively crowd of 120 people attended. Eight migrant groups were present. Food was donated by Cafe Rare Treats and the Australian Palestinian Cultural Centre.

Sudanese Communist Party member and Socialist Alliance Senate candidate, Soubhi Iskander, spoke about how refugees were being harmed and not helped by the ALP.

Australian-based supporters of the Thai Red Shirts and environmental activist and Socialist Alliance candidate for Parramatta Duncan Roden also greeted the dinner.

Aboriginal elder Uncle Henry, Tamil Women for Justice, Kurdish artists (one of whom had been in Christmas Island detention centre for four months and lost 10kg while imprisoned) and a Palestinian band provided entertainment. The night raised $2200 for GLW.