Community forum with renowned Afghan human rights activist - Suraya Pakzad

Suraya Pakzad will speak about her ongoing work with Afghanistan's most disadvantaged women in villages, prison and shelters. Ms Pakza also raises questions about how the international community can engage on a more equitable and effective level with the people of Afghanistan.

Subiaco Arts Centre in The Gallery, 180 Hammersly Rd, Subiaco.

Entry by donation. Organised by Amnesty Subiaco Group.

Film Festival

Environment Film Festival
7 pm 8th Oct "FOOD Inc"
4 pm 9th Oct "End of the Line"
7 pm 9th Oct "The Yes Men Fix the World"
Films shown on the big screen at
225 Murray St. Hobart 03 6234 6397
$12/$8 conc per film or
$25/$15 conc. for a festival pass
cheap dinner available both nights.

Special Timor - Leste Friendship Benefit Night of the Play "Bare Witness"

Friends of Baucau and Friends of Aileu are proud to invite you to a new Australian play by Mari Lourey and directed by Nadja Kostich, which will premiere at fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, as a special La Mama presentation.

The play is set in the world of photojournalism and set in East Timor, the Balkans and Iraq. The play was shortlisted for the 2008 Patrick White award and was the recipient of the R.E. Ross Trust Award.

For more about Bare Witness see the forty-five downstairs website.

LunchBox/Soapbox: Why So Frightened? Presenter Kon Karapangiotidis founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Asylum seekers have no connection to population boom, unemployment, debt, terrorism or interest rates, but you wouldn’t know it watching the nightly news.
We receive so few refugees compared to the global community yet time and again we are told to be scared.

Why do so many Australians feel a sense of entitlement to turn back people fleeing for their lives? What does it mean to be Australian if we offer no just sanctuary for refugees? Why have we allowed a moral issue to become a political one?

Presenter: Kon Karapangiotidis established the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre in 2001.

Equal Pay Day - 65 Days in the RED - VTHC Morning Tea

Equal Pay Day 2010 marks all the extra days each year it takes women to catch up to men’s annual earnings.

Women earn 18% less than men on average. This year it will take an extra 65 days to make up that pay, starting from the end of the financial year (30 June 2010).
Therefore Equal Pay Day is 3 September 2010.
Next year it could take even longer!!!

9.30am -11.00am, Trades Hall, Carlton, 54 Victoria Street Carlton South.
Wear red.

‘The Asylum Debate’

A Q&A-style panel discussion featuring international refugee law experts: Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill (Oxford); Professor Geoff Gilbert (Essex); Professor Kate Jastram (Berkeley); Associate Professor Jane McAdam (UNSW). Moderated by Professor George Williams (UNSW).

Where: UNSW Law Theatre, UNSW, Kensington

Burma: Women's Voices For Peace Book Launch

The Burma – Women’s Voices for Peace anthology focuses on the stories of women’s experiences living within Burma and as refugees. Their stories are heartbreaking and moving, and we are privileged that these women have been willing to share so many painful, suspenseful and inspiring experiences with compassion, humility and wit.

This is the 7th compilation of writings by Women from Burma.

We are delighted to be able to share this night with you.

6.30 pm, Readings Carlton: 309 Lygon St, Carlton.

Free, no need to book.

Latin American Forum Presents...LABJACD and Friends

LABJACD, The Conch, Pataphysics, Madre Monte, I Heart Cusack.

Five of Melbournes hottest bands together for a special night to commemorate 37 years since the terrible period in Chilean history with the overthrow of democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, and to draw out the inspirational struggle that the chilean people and the rest of Latin America have undertaken to fight for a better world.
...It's also a part of 80 Gigs In 80 Days in support of the Victorian music scene.

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