120612 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 21 events from 12 June 2012

Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
– 21 events from 12 June 2012

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: 4 May – 8 July 2012: Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud
Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
Curated by Sandy Edwards
Head On Photo Festival
“”The photographs are excellent. They are a moving
portrayal of Aboriginal Australia that all Australians
aught to know about on an issue that wont go away.”
– John Pilger, Writer and Filmmaker, January 2012″
Event details: http://jagathdeerasekera.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/manuwangku-under-nuclear-cloud.html
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/28595/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://sydneyartgalleriesandartcommunity.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/openings-and-the-arts-in-sydney-30042012-06052012/
Article: http://macarthur-chronicle-wollondilly.whereilive.com.au/news/story/mac-person-jagath-dheerasekara-of-bradbury/
Article: [scroll down page] http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/picture-a-world-of-observation-and-invention-20120501-1xwx3.html

Event: Wed 13 June 2012: Carlton South, Melbourne, Vic
Lizards Revenge – Info Night (Melbourne)
“Come along to have your questions answered &
find out more about the Lizards revenge DIY
music, arts blockade/festival in South Australia
14-18 July. Find out more about Transport,
logistics, actions & legals. We will have speakers
spoken word performances & a short film.”
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/370448663002867/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/51194
Background: http://londonminingnetwork.org/2011/10/australia-approves-20-30bn-bhp-billitons-olympic-dam-mine-expansion/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
[See below: Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012:
Olympic Dam, SA
Lizards Revenge Music/Art Festival protest]

Event: Thu 14 June 2012: Victoria Uni, Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
Welcome to Country & film Introduction by Matt Bell
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/14-june-2012-melbourne-vic
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/51272
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 14 June 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Public meeting: An old take on justice: County Koori court
“John Smallwood is currently the judge in charge
of the County Koori Court which sits in the regional
area of the Latrobe Valley. Today he discusses the
concept of the court, how it has worked to date,
the important role of community elders, and the
court’s many successes. With an incredibly low rate
of re-offending since the court’s inception in 2008,
what can be learnt from this style of justice?
And should it be expanded?”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/51273

Event: Fri 15 June 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Annual Human Rights Dinner
* Keynote speaker: Les Malezer,
Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and
Chairperson, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research
Action
* Invitation from:
Human Rights Law Centre and the
Public Interest Law Clearing House
“Les is from the Butchulla/Gubbi Gubbi peoples in southeast
Queensland. He is recognised internationally for his
leading role in the development of the UN Declaration on the
Rights of Indigenous Peoples. … ”
Event details: http://www.hrlc.org.au/content/events/upcoming-events/annual-human-rights-dinner-2012/

Event: 16 June 2012: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Rally: Not in Bankstown, not in the NT, not anywhere
– say NO to government income management
Stop ‘Stolen Futures’ laws
– no to another decade of discrimination
Speakers include:
George Pascoe, Maningrida, NT
Rosie Pearson, Yirrkala community, NT
Larissa Behrendt, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning UTS
Representatives from the Bankstown Coalition
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/51259
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/stop-the-nt-intervention-bankstown-rally
Resolutions: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=379047862158737
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/Poster-protest-16-6-12.jpg

Event: Wed 20 June 2012: Collaroy, NSW
Film screening: The Tall Man
Collaroy Cinema
“The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island,
the tropical paradise where one morning
Cameron Doomadgee allegedly swore at a
policeman and forty minutes later lay
dead in a watch-house cell.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.asgmwp.net/Calendar.htm

Event: Thu 21 June 2012: Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic
Arena Magazine and Arena Journal, and
concerned Australians invite you to attend
INTERVENTION
A Public Forum on the Northern Territory Intervention
into Indigenous communities and the
Stronger Futures legislation.
Chair: Gary Foley
Speakers:
* Professor Jon Altman
* Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
* The Hon. Alastair Nicholson
* Barbara Shaw
Incorporating the launch of:
Arena Magazine’s special issue on the NT Intervention
and Arena Journal’s special issue on settler colonialism
Event details: http://www.arena.org.au/2012/06/nt-intervention-public-forum/
Event details: http://www.arena.org.au/category/events/project-space-events-and-discussions/?eventDisplay=upcoming
Arena homepage: http://www.arena.org.au/
‘concerned Australians’ homepage: http://concernedaustralians.com.au/

Event: Thu 21 June 2012: Trades Hall, Melbourne, Vic
Public Forum on Racism and Police Violence
Speakers:
* Tamar Hopkins
* Robbie Thorpe
* Gerry Georgatos
* Louisa Bassini
Hosted by Socialist Alternative
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/special-public-forum-on-racism-and-police-violence-at-trades-hall-melbourne

Event: 4 May – 24 June 2012: Upwey, Melbourne, Vic
Memories – Contact with White People Exhibition
Burrinja community cultural centre
Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week
“Based on Patsy Lulpanda’s canvas painting with the same
title comes an exhibition of artworks from the Burrinja
Collection that explores the theme of contact with white
colonisers from the Aboriginal perspective.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/memories-contact-with-white-people-exhibition-talks-films-and-workshops-at-burrinja
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.burrinja.org.au/index.php/burrinja-whats-on/whatson

Wed 27 June 2012: West Perth, WA
The Indigenous culture and heritage of WA’s
SouthWest forests – how do we protect it?
“Hear from Aboriginal spokespeople and Traditional
Owners about the cultural heritage values of forests,
including the plant and animal species that depend
on them.”
“Hear from the Department of Environment and Conservation
about how they are planning to protect cultural values.”
“Have your say about how cultural values should be
protected in our SouthWest forests.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/the-indigenous-culture-and-heritage-of-wa%E2%80%99s-southwest-forests-how-do-we-protect-it

Event: Mon 2 July 2012: TBA
Rally and Vigil outside Centrelink
Stop Government Income Management
in Bankstown and Everywhere
Resolutions: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=379047862158737

Event: Tue 3 – Fri 20 July 2012: Bendigo & Roxby Downs
Road Trip for Change
– Step Out(back) and Learn from Country
“In July the South Australian Student Environment Network
will be running a series of epic road trips that will take you
on a journey of learning from Adelaide to Australia’s
biggest grass roots Environment Conference:
Students of Sustainability (SoS), then via the great
SA outback to Roxby Downs for the
Lizards Revenge Music/Art festival.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/road-trip-for-change-step-outback-and-learn-from-country
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://www.roadtripforchange.org/
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
[See below: Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012:
Olympic Dam, SA
Lizards Revenge Music/Art Festival protest]

Event: Mon 9 July 2012: Mona Vale, NSW
A Panel Discussion:
Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
Will We Get it Right?
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.asgmwp.net/SorryDay2012.pdf
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.asgmwp.net/Calendar.htm

Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012: Olympic Dam, SA
The Lizard’s Revenge:
Olympic Dam expansion music/art/festival/protest
“Sleeping underneath the ground there is an old lizard,
Kalta the sleepy lizard. The lizard ain’t so sleepy anymore.
BHP is mining right into that Lizards body. The government
has just approved an expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium
mine, making it the biggest uranium mine in the world.
Kalta is angry and wants revenge.
Arabana elder Kevin Buzzacot is calling the people of the
world to help the lizard shut down the mine. He is calling
for people to come and heal the land in the name of peace
and justice for the next 10,000 generations to come.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/the-lizards-revenge-olympic-dam-expansion-musicartfestivalprotest
Background: http://londonminingnetwork.org/2011/10/australia-approves-20-30bn-bhp-billitons-olympic-dam-mine-expansion/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
Melbourne Event: Wed 13 June 2012: http://www.facebook.com/events/370448663002867/
Road Trip for Change Tue 3 – Fri 20 July 2012: http://indymedia.org.au/road-trip-for-change-step-outback-and-learn-from-country

Event: 14 July 2012: Manly, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation film screening
As part of Guringai Festival
Q&A with co-director/producer Damien Curtis
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/14-july-2012-manly-sydney-nsw
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/28814/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 28 and 29 July 2012: Moree, NSW
Next meeting:
National Unity Government of the Sovereign Union
Details to be posted on Sovereign Union website: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/

Event: Sat 11 August 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Winter Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death in Custody
Remember all who have died in custody
Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/stop-aboriginal-deaths-in-custody-2012-winter-action

Event: 20 August to 14 September 2012: Yeelirrie-Leonora, WA
Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country
A one month walk from Yeelirrie to Leonora
” … is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to
the strength of the community who have fought to stop
uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a
chance to come together to continue share our commitment to
a sustainable future without nuclear. It is a chance to
reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition of
walking for country.”
“This walk will be lead by the Walkatjurra Rangers,
in partnership with Footprints for Peace,
Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA),
the Anti Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia (ANAWA)
and the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA).”
Event details: http://walkingforcountry.com/
Event details: http://www.nuclearfreefuture.com/
Event details: http://nffcampaign2011.footprintsforpeace.net/?p=69

Event: 10 November 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Spring Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death in Custody
Remember all who have died in custody
Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm

Event: 5-7 December 2012: Gold Coast, Qld
2012 National Indigenous Health Conference
Many Pathways, One Outcome
” … is designed to bring together both government
and non-government agencies who are working
in the field of Indigenous health with the belief
that working together can close the gap between
the state of Indigenous Health as compared to
the health of mainstream Australians.”
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/

– ‘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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