Festival of refugees: Music and dinner.

Featuring award-winning singer Kavisha Mazzella and Muslim author Hanifa Deen plus performances from Burma, Sudan, Congo, Vietnam, West Papua, Sri Lanka and more. The event concludes with a Middle Eastern and West African dinner. Aboriginal Elder Reg Blow will welcome the refugees to the festival and acknowledge the traditional owners of this land.

3-5.30pm. Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill.

Followed by Afro-Asian dinner. $10 (free for refugees & children under 12).

Tickets and enquiries can be made by calling Glenys or Visier on 9650 6811

Friends of the Earth forum: How can we achieve a clean energy future?

The state government has announced that it will cut greenhouse emissions by 20% by 2020 but climate science tell us we must go much further. The technology exists to make make the transistion to 100% renewable energy in 10 years.
There are no technical and economic barriers to repowering the Australian economy.

Speakers: James Bramwell (Beyond Zero Emissions), Cam Walker (FOE) & Deborah Hart.

7-8.30pm. Commons, cnr Bank & Montague Sts, South Melbourne. For more info ph 0419 338 047.

Socialist Alliance forum: Election 2010: Australian politics re-cast?

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

Rather than giving us the government we deserve, the August 21 federal election delivered an outcome the two old parties deserved. Close to one in five voters showed their opposition to Labor and Liberal by voting for alternatives in an election described by many as representing a seismic shift in the Australian electoral landscape. The resulting quake leaves us with a hung parliament and the Greens holding the balance of power in the Senate.

Beyond the Two-Party System - building an alternative

Politics in the Pub. Guest Speakers: Alison Xamon, Greens MLC; Sanna Andrew, Fremantle Socialist Alliance; Vinnie Molina, Communist Party of Australia.

Carlton Hotel, 248 Hay St, Perth.

Organised by the Communist Party of Australia.

MORE INFO:
6:00pm music (TBC) Drinks and nibbles

6:30pm Welcome
6:40pm Alison Xamon, Greens MLC
6:50pm Sanna Andrew, SA
7:00pm Vinnie Molina, CPA

7-7:30pm Discussion
7:30pm Announcements
7:40pm End formal proceedings
7:40-8:00pm Informal discussion & Drinks and nibbles

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