04/09/2011 Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 30 events from 4 September 2011

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: Ongoing protest: James Price Point, Kimberley, WA
Kimberley gas plant protest
Save the Kimberley info: http://www.savethekimberley.com/
Kimberley gas plant threatens Aboriginal culture: http://ccr.uws.edu.au/2011/06/22/kimberley-gas-plant-threatens-aboriginal-culture-join-the-discussion/#.TkjD3WEgp8E
Aboriginal elder Elsta Foy at the protest camp: http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2011/s3296152.htm
Protest updates: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/blog/
Environs Kimberley: http://www.environskimberley.org.au/
Kimberley info: http://handsoffcountry.blogspot.com/
Kimberley Country and Culture: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/whats-the-fuss/country-culture/
WGAR News: Kimberley gas plant protest and blockade (28 Jun 11): http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/28/wgar-news-kimberley-gas-plant-protest-and-blockade-sydney-anti-nuclear-rally-29-june-2011
WGAR News: 25 protesters arrested at JPP blockade (9 Jul 11): http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/09/wgar-news-25-protesters-arrested-at-james-price-point-blockade-petition-handed-to-ministe

Event: 3 July to Sun 25 September 2011: Sydney, NSW
Exhibition: FREEDOM RIDERS
– Art and activism 1960s to now
Sydney University Art Gallery
“A unique and daring exhibition has pulled together some of
the most important political artworks produced by NSW’s
leading Aboriginal artists and put them in one room for the
public to see.” ABC News
Event details: http://sydney.edu.au/museums/events_exhibitions/art_gallery_exhibitions.shtml
Featured in Video: http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/07/01/3259282.htm

Event: 27 May to Sun 9 October 2011: Kalgoorlie, WA
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

Event: Thu 18 August – Sun 30 October 2011: Wiluna to Perth, WA
Walk Away from Uranium Mining
“By coming to Wiluna you will be supporting Traditional
Owners in their opposition to uranium mining.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/walk-away-from-uranium-mining
Event details: http://www.nuclearfreefuture.com/
Walk Schedule: http://footprints.footprintsforpeace.net/nffcampaign/upload/files/Wiluna_to_Perth_Walk_Schedule.pdf
About the walk: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48231

Upcoming Event: Central Adelaide, SA
Adelaide Kimberley Support Rally postponed
“a bigger better event is already being planned,
date and details soon!”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Upcoming Event: Darwin, NT
Darwin book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
Darwin – Time and venue yet to be announced
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Book info and order form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/WWU_Order_Form.pdf
Book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf

Event: Tue 6 September 2011: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Qld
Homelands campaign training session
Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“The training is designed for activists who want to play an
active role in the campaign, within their local group or as
a part of the Homelands Action Group.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26520/

Event: Wed 7 September 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Social Justice Association:
Discussion of Justice Reinvestment
“On to 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission into
Aboriginal Deaths in Custody ANTAR issued a statement
criticising the lack of progress and putting forward a
range of strategies, including Justice Reinvestment,
a program being trialed in a number of U.S. States.
This meeting will discuss this program and evaluate its
usefulness in the Australian context”
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/indigenous-social-justice-association-discussion-of-justice-reinvestment

Event: Wed 7 September 2011: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges Course 2011
Graham Merritt – Aboriginal Activism in WA/NT & STICS
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Brochure: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info/Building_Bridges_2011.pdf
Register for course (it’s free!): http://www.parramattacollege.com.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Parramatta.woa/wa/module.shtml?ID=3X3BBR
Course details: http://indymedia.org.au/building-bridges-2011-3
Course details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26384/

Event: Thu 8 September 2011: Turner, Canberra, ACT
Book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
To be launched by Jilpia Nappaljari Jones and Digby Habel
Brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/canberra-book-launch-of-walk-with-us-aboriginal-views-on-the-nt-intervention
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Book info and order form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/WWU_Order_Form.pdf
Book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf

Event: Fri 9 September 2011: Manly, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley Community meeting
Event info: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/
Event info: [scroll down page] http://www.wilderness.org.au/articles/broome-no-gas-hub-campaign-strengthens

Event: Sat 10 September 2011: Adelaide, SA
Adelaide Save the Kimberley Benefit Gig
Supported by SASEN (SA Student Enviro Network) &
The Wilderness Society
“A night of music, speakers and banner painting awaits you!!”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/adelaide-save-the-kimberley-benefit-gig

Event: Tue 13 September 2011: Acton, Canberra, ACT
Our Generation Film Screening
Q&A with special guests:
Dr. Helen Watchirs and Dianne Collins
Hosted by ACT Human Rights Commission and Community Partners
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 13 September 2011: CBD, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With special guests Jeff McMullen and the filmmakers
Hosted by Amnesty International Pitt Street Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26461/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 16 September 2011: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 16 September 2011: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
Ballerrt Mooroop College Campaign Fundraiser
Featuring: Uncle Kutcha Edwards &
the Ballerrt Mooroop College Dance Troupe
“The Local Indigenous Community is campaigning to keep the
Glenroy Koorie Pathway School on Wurundjeri Country at its
current Hilton Street Glenroy site.”
Event details: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/?q=content/ballerrt-mooroop-college-campaign-fundraiser
Campaign updates: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/

Event: Sat 17 September 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Media Skills Workshop for Activists
Organised by Radical Women &
Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne
“Do you want to use the mainstream and community media more
effectively to promote social change? … ”
Register to attend
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/media-skills-workshop-for-activists

Event: Mon 19 September 2011: Cronulla, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26574/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Kensington, Sydney, NSW
Close the Gap Debate
– Is positive discrimination the only way to close the gap?
Hosted by Amnesty UNSW in collaboration with UNSW DebSoc
“A debate in recognition of Amnesty International
Australia’s focus on Indigenous rights and the Utopia
Homelands.”
Please RSVP
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26642/

Event: Thu 29 September 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Q&A with Jeff McMullen
Hosted by Women’s Reconciliation Network
and Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Brisbane, Qld
One-day Conference:
Human rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Hosted by Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“Hear how human rights instruments, including the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
can be applied to governance, law enforcement and justice
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in
Queensland.”
RSVPS are essential
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/24476/

Event: Fri 7 & Sat 8, Tue 11 to Sat 15 Oct 2011: Melbourne, Vic
Presented by Melbourne Festival
in association with Sydney Festival
Ilbijerri Theatre Company (Australia): FOLEY
“Political agitator Gary Foley presents a swag of stories
from a life lived in the spirit of resistance. … ”
Event details: http://www.melbournefestival.com.au/program/production?id=3860&idx=1&max=12

Event: Wed 12 October 2011: St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sun 23 October 2011: Bendigo, Vic
A Benefit for the Kimberley
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171353649603731
Flyer: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/276751_171353649603731_2704303_n.jpg

Event: Tue 8 November 2011: Hurstville, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
“Our group is hoping to engage more with AI members and
residents of the St George area and we hope that this will
be a launch event for the creation of a St George Action
Group … ”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26576/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 4 November 2011 to February 2012: Townsville, Qld
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

Event: Sat 19 November 2011: Annandale, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley: Cans for Country, Songs for change!
“A super sick show with super sick bands, to help raise
funds and awareness to aid in the fight against the WA
Government and Woodsides attempted destruction of the
Kimberley Coast”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Event: Sun 20 November 2011: Mullumbimby, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With live music and Q&A with the filmmakers
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: February 2012 to May 2012: Queensland Museum
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

– ‘Our Generation’ Film Reviews

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
Our Generation – Showing in London – page 8
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaWinter2011.pdf
Winter 2011: “The Intervention is yet another example of
the appalling treatment the Aboriginal People of Australia
have been subjected to in such a short period of time
compared to thousands of years of survival. Sinem Saban and
Rev. Dr Gondarra supported by the Yolngu people and
cinematographer, Damien Curtis, have created a sensitive
and realistic view of the plight of those who wish to live
a more traditional life in their homelands and of those who
appear to be dispossessed.” Christine Waterer

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
ASG Information Night: Our Generation – page 6
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaSummer2010.pdf
Summer 2010: “Local resident and journalist, Jeff McMullen
introduced “Our Generation”, the film by Sinem Saban and
Damien Curtis which we were there to see. The film explored
in depth the Federal Government Intervention into
Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory. Jeff had
told us that the film’s producers were not having any
success in having the film shown on government or
commercial media outlets and they were having to screen it
in local community halls to show the community at large
just what was involved in the Intervention. It is basically
a war on Aboriginal culture. The dispossession of the
Aboriginal people is simply continuing in a new guise.”
Carol Gerrard

See:

Our Generation: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/

Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater: http://www.asgmwp.net/index.htm

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