120617 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 19 events from 17 June 2012

Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
– 19 events from 17 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 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
Event details: http://concernedaustralians.com.au/media/NT_Intervention_forum_Invitation_2012_06_21.pdf
Event details: http://events.leader-news.whereilive.com.au/events/northern-territory-intervention-stronger-futures-f#.T9rHK8Xt0ec
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://www.facebook.com/events/273771369388481/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/special-public-forum-on-racism-and-police-violence-at-trades-hall-melbourne
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/public-forum-racism-and-police-violence

Event: Sat 23 June 2012: Trades Hall, Melbourne, Vic
Nonviolent direct action/legals briefing – Lizards Revenge
“Have you not participated in civil disobedience/
non violent direct action and want a bit of an
idea of the basics?”
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/476190445741032/
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
[See below: Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012:
Olympic Dam, SA
Lizards Revenge Music/Art Festival protest]

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: Thu 28 June 2012: Sydney, NSW
Rally outside the NSW Ombudsman’s Office
to protest ongoing Aboriginal deaths in custody
“The Barry O’Farrell Government stated the
NSW Ombudsman will oversee the NSW
police investigation into recent Kings Cross
shootings of two Aboriginal young people.
This is nothing new and no solution.”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/51331

Event: Thu 28 June 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Belonging: Aboriginal Connections and Reconciliation
Western Sydney Regional Reconciliation Network
“Our overall intent is to strengthen engagement to
achieve justice for Aboriginal people in our
neighbourhoods and country, build more understanding
for identity and belonging and grow our relationships
with each other.”
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/upcoming-events
Event details: http://www.yain.net.au/wscf-aboriginal-connections-and-reconciliation-thurs-28th-june-2012/

Event: Mon 2 July 2012: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
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.respectandlisten.org/
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: 1 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Aboriginal Housing: Needs, Rights & Practicals
Presenter: Paul Pholeros
Where to for Reconciliation?
Presenter: Ray Jackson
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 8 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Stronger Futures?
Presenter: Graeme Mundine
Pathways to Education for Indigenous People
Presenter: Peter Radoll
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

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: 15 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Constitutional Recognition of ATSI People
Presenter: Sarah Maddison
Campaign for Referendum
Presenter: Aunty Sandra Lee
Legal and Strategic Considerations
Presenter: Terry Chenery
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

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: 22 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
NT Intervention & Income Management
Presenters: Aunty Daphne & Sue Gillett
Koori Radio: Indig. Voices for Info & Culture
Presenter: Lily Shearer
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 29 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Opening Doors to Policy Participation
Presenter: Carol Barton
What Works & Doesn’t in Urban Communities
Presenter: Shirley Blacklaws
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

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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