Public meeting: Wear It Purple Melbourne campaign launch.

Launch of the Melbourne Wear It Purple campaign to target homophobic bullying amongst young people and raise awareness about homophobia in society. It is designed to raise awareness about the shocking levels of youth suicide, depression and anxiety specific to sex, sexuality and gender-diverse people.

Speakers: Katherine Hudson (national coordinator, Wear it Purple campaign, Sydney); Bec (Ygender Melbourne).

Resistance Centre, Druids House, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT).

Rally: For mental health & human rights in Australia

Parliament House, cnr Bourke & Spring Sts, City.

We invite you, your families, carers, friends and comrades to this historic rally on the steps of the Victorian parliament in regards to human rights violations committed against people experiencing issues related to emotional and spiritual wellbeing and with psychiatric labels in the Australian mental health system.

Speakers: Robbie Thorpe, Amanda Thorburn, Sarah Holmes, Koby Drake-James, Kelvin Onus King, Greg Oke, Cheryl & Gary Hipworth, Catherine Leslie. Organised by the Australian Mental Health Human Rights & Law Reform Coalition.

Book launch: Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis

Forum and book launch with special guest and co-author Ian Angus, a founder of the Ecosocialist International Network and editor of climateandcapitalism.com. Angus is also the author of Confronting the Climate Change Crisis: An Eco-socialist Perspective; Food Crisis: World Hunger, Agribusiness and the Food Sovereignty Alternative; and The Global Fight for Climate Justice. Plus co-author Simon Butler, Green Left Weekly co-editor. Drinks and nibbles available. Resistance Centre & Bookshop, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo.

Equal Pay Event: How far have we really come?

Launch of the Australia@Work fact sheets on gender pay equity. Speakers: Sally Wright and Serena Yu (Workplace Research Centre), June De Lorenzo (former president of the Australian Tramway and Motor Omnibus Employees Association), Audrey McDonald (former national secretary of the Union of Australian Women) and Maire Muir (former vice-president of the NSW Teacher's Federation). Followed by a light lunch. RSVP by August 29. Trades Hall Auditorium, Unions NSW, 4 Goulburn St, city.

Fundraiser gig for renewables at Notes

An evening of live music and food to raise funds for the 100% Renewables Campaign and Beyond Zero Emissions, a revolutionary project that has brought together the expertise of some of the country’s finest engineers and scientists to create a plan to fully convert Australia to renewable energy. Music will be provided by The Lucky Wonders, a Byron Bay alternative pop/folk foursome who have won rave reviews, and Sydney singer/songwriter Leroy Lee. Entry is $20, plus $22.50 for the optional dinner (need to specify a time as there will be several sittings).

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