120802 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 16 events from 2 August 2012

Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
– 16 events from 2 August 2012

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: Thu 2 August 2012: Monash University, Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation film screening
A group discussion of the film afterwards
Organised by Students for Indigenous Sovereignty
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/51731
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 3 August 2012: Adelaide, SA
140th Justice and Peace Candlelight Walk
“Join us on the Candle Light Walk to
call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights,
and to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other
Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations,
their families and communities left behind,
in their call for Peace and Justice. … ”
Background: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/category/news/2010/09/candlelight-walk/
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/category/news/2012/07/candlelight-walk-2/

Event: Mon 6 August 2012: UTS, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation film screening
Film followed by Panel session with:
* Amy McQuire, Tracker
* Jason de Santolo, UTS Jumbunna
* Paddy Gibson, UTS Jumbunna
“Panel discussion on how creativity, media and
activism can drive change for Indigenous Australians”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/
Further Info: http://sdc.groupsite.com/calendar/event/2012/8/6/338444
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 8 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Stronger Futures?
Presenter: Graeme Mundine
Pathways to Education for Indigenous People
Presenter: Peter Radoll
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/building-bridges-forum
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 9 August 2012: Various locations internationally
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Event details: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/InternationalDay.aspx

Fri 10 August – Sun 26 August 2012: Darwin, NT
Official Opening Fri 10 Aug 6.30pm
Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud
Photographer Jagath Dheerasekara, human rights defender
This traveling exhibition is a collaborative project with
* the Manuwangku (Muckaty) Traditional Owners,
* the Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) and
* Amnesty International.
Presented by the Environment Centre NT
in association with Darwin Festival
“It is a testimony to the resilience of the community
and captures the determination of people bound
together through a common struggle to keep their
traditional land free from nuclear waste.
Muckaty, called by its Traditional Owners as Manuwangku,
situated 120 km North from Tennant Creek is a
country in the Northern Territory targeted for the
building of a federal radioactive waste storage facility.”
Event details: http://www.darwinfestival.org.au/2012-program/manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/29216/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/51721

Event: Sat 11 August 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Winter Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death 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: Wed 15 August 2012: Darwin, NT
NT Waste Dump – Discussion
“A discussion will be held concerning the
proposed federal radioactive waste dump
proposed for Muckaty.”
“Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) coordinator
Natalie Wasley said it has always been
obvious that the Northern Territory proposal
is based on politics and not science.”
Event details: http://www.darwinfestival.org.au/2012-program/manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/29218/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/51721

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
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/building-bridges-forum
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: Thu 16 August 2012: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Public meeting: Nuclear South Wales?
Resisting O’Farrell’s uranium push
Speakers:
* Luke Foley MLC, NSW Shadow Minister for the Environment
* Jamie Parker MP, NSW Greens uranium spokesperson
* Arthur Rorris, South Coast Labour Council secretary
* Peter Watts, Arabunna Man from South Australia
Chaired by: Rita Mallia, NSW President,
CFMEU Construction and General Division
Welcome to Country: Auntie Millie Ingram
Event details: http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/events/2012-2/

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
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/buildi ng-bridges-forum
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
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Event details: http://www.nswreconciliation.org.au/events-1/building-bridges-forum
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 13 September 2012: various locations internationally
Fifth anniversary of the
United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Event details: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/DeclarationontheRightsofIndigenousPeoples.aspx

Event: 10 November 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Spring Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death 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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