Sydney and NSW Aboriginal rights events for your diary - 7 events from 8 October 2012

Click on the links for details of the events ...

Event: Mon 8 to 22 October 2012: Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Homelands photographic exhibit opening
Opening: Mon 8 October 2012
"The exhibition captures a cross section of
everyday life in the Alyawarr and the Anmatyerr
communities of Utopia homelands, the Northern Territory."
"These images, in conjunction with our report
'The land holds us: Aboriginal Peoples' right to
traditional homelands in the Northern Territory'
illustrate the importance of adequate government
recognition and funding for these areas."
Organised by Amnesty International NSW:
Event details:

Event: Tue 9 October 2012: Sydney City, NSW
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research,
The Federation Press and the Sidney Myer Fund
warmly invite you to the:
Book Launch of 'People on Country,
Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures'
Edited by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins
Host: Jason Ardler
Launcher: Jody Broun, followed by contributions from
Indigenous ranger partners and authors
"Over the past four decades Aboriginal people living in
remote and regional Australia have been empowered by land
rights and native title laws to claim back large tracts of
their ancestral lands. ...
This book seeks to reposition Indigenous people and their
caring for country activities from the margins to the very
core of the growing national conversation on issues such as
climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. ... "
Book & Event details:
Book details:
Event details, page 4 of newsletter:
RSVP by 2 October 2012: [for details scroll down page]

Event: 11 September - 12 October 2012: UTS, Sydney, NSW
Djalkiri - we are standing on their names - Blue Mud Bay
"Artback NT: Arts Touring and Development presents
Djalkiri: we are standing on their names -
Blue Mud Bay - the culmination of a vibrant and intensive
cross-cultural exchange between five highly respected
Yithuwa Madarrpa artists and four renowned artists
from across Australia."
Event details:
Event summary:

Event: Wed 17 October 2012: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Panel: A working shower for all Australians?
- What is the problem?
Includes a panel of high profile speakers who will
address concerns about the following:
* Building standards in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing
* Human Rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
living in remote Homelands.
"For over three years Amnesty International has
partnered with the communities of the
Utopia homelands to develop reports to
drive campaigning on this issue"
Speakers will include:
* Sarah Marland (Amnesty International)
* Paul Pholeros (Healthabitat)
* Jeff Mc Mullen (journalist)
Presented by:
Amnesty International NSW Demand Dignity Group
Event details:

Event: Tue 23 October 2012: Sydney, NSW
Our Generation film screening
Homelands and Homelessness
- Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Organised by Amnesty International
"The panel will address concerns about the
105,000 homeless people currently struggling
to survive in Australia. It will also discuss the
human rights problems experienced by
indigenous persons living in remote Homelands."
Speakers will include:
* Sarah Marland;
* John Dowd AO;
* The honourable Linda Burney MP.
Event details:
Event details:
Film info:
Film Reviews:

Event: Thu 8 - Sun 11 November 2012:
Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Fremantle
Dan Sultan Announces Indigenous Rights Concert Tour
"Last seen stepping in for Gurrumul after he
had to pull out November’s Gorgeous Festival,
Dan Sultan has announced a new series of
concerts to help raise awareness for
issues facing the Indigenous community.
The Music Network reports that the ARIA
Award-winning Gurindji performer has designed
the shows, called Rock For Recognition,
as helping promote the need for recognition of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples in the
Australian Constitution."
Presented by ANTaR, Oxfam, Congress and You Me Unity
Event details:
Event details:
Event details:
Event details: [scroll down page]

Event: 10 December 2012: various locations internationally
UN International Human Rights Day
Sydney Aboriginal rights events planned.
More details to come ...

- - -

About WGAR News:

- - -

WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
WGAR Website: