Melbourne events: (Inter)national day of solidarity for the Kimberley + Redfern Speech 20 years on

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary - 15 events from 6 December 2012

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Event: Thu 6 December 2012:
Footscray, East Melbourne, Melbourne CBD, & Elsternwick, Vic
74th Anniversary of Australian Aborigines
League Walk & William Cooper Book Launch
"On the 6th of December 1938, William Cooper
and members of the Australian Aborigines League
walked from his home in Footscray to the German
Consulate to present a resolution condemning the
treatment of Jews. On this day in 2012, the walk
will be re-enacted and members of the community
are invited to join. This will be followed by the
presentation of the resolution to the German
Consul by William Cooper's grandson, Alf
(Uncle Boydie) Turner. In the evening, the
community is invited to attend a tour of the
Jewish Holocaust Centre and the launch of
Barbara Miller's book on the legacy of
William Cooper." ANTaR Vic e-News Bulletin
Supported by Jewish Holocaust Centre
Essential event details: http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f438017c5dc540b950c3ab0e2/files/William_Coo...

Event: Sat 8 December 2012:
Broome, Perth, Adelaide & Melbourne
(Inter)national day of solidarity for the Kimberley
Broome No Gas Rally and Concert
- James Price Point: Pristine and Priceless
"On Saturday 8 December, the local community
in Broome, Western Australia, will hold a rally
and concert to oppose the construction of
a giant gas hub on their doorstep.
On the same day, we'll be holding events
around the country in solidarity with Broome,
and to celebrate a fantastic year's work
protecting our precious environment!
Everyone is welcome to join in this
(Inter)national day of solidarity for the Kimberley.
If you can't make it to Broome, then attend an
event in your local area, or join in online!"
The Wilderness Society WA Inc
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/national-day-of-action-...
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/kimberley.html
Broome event details - No Gas Rally and Concert: http://www.savethekimberley.com/events/
Broome flyer - No Gas Rally and Concert: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=459967537373977&set=a.34803984190...
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-...

Event: 10 December 2012: various locations internationally
UN International Human Rights Day
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/2012/about.shtml

Event: 10 December 2012: Melbourne, Vic
It Starts With Us:
Remembering the Redfern Speech 20 years on.
"On 10th December 1992, Prime Minister
Paul Keating gave a momentous speech
in Redfern Park, which acknowledged the impact
of European settlement on Indigenous Australians.
On Monday 10th December this year,
get together with friends and colleagues,
and watch the speech on RecVic's website, or
head on down to Fed Square and watch it on
the big screen. And join the conversation about
what it means to be Australian in 2012.
http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/ "
Event details: http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/calendar/it-starts-with-us:-remember...
Event details: http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/events/it-starts-with-us-remembering-the...
Event details: http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/events/

Event: 11 December 2012: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
After Redfern: Apology, Recognition and Beyond
- A Conversation on Constitutional Recognition
and Anti Discrimination
"The forum is being held so the Koorie community can:
- learn about what the constitution is
- learn about what is the proposed constitutional referendum
- learn and discuss what it could mean for the
Koorie community
- work together to discuss how and if the Koorie
community wants to respond to the proposed changes"
Speakers include:
* Professor Mark Rose,
Chair Indigenous Knowledge Systems,
Deakin University.
* Dr Alf Bamblett -CEO, VACSAL
Victorian Aboriginal Community Services
Associated Limited
* Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett
-CEO, VACCA
Event details: http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/events/after-redfern-apology-recognition...
Event details: http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/events/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52985

Event: 26 January 2013: various locations in Australia
Sovereignty Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day

Event: 26 January 2013: Melbourne, Vic
Festival: Share the Spirit Indigenous music festival
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52993

Event: 13 February 2013: various locations in Australia
National Apology Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au

Event: Thu 21 March 2013: various locations in Australia
National Close the Gap Day
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/national-close-the-gap-day/
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/indigenous-australia/close-the-gap

Event: 21 March 2013: various locations internationally
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Event: 26 May 2013: various locations in Australia
National Sorry Day
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au
Event details: http://antar.org.au/
Background: http://antar.org.au/reports/sorry-day-a-reminder-unfinished-business

Event: 26 May - 2 June 2013: various locations in Australia
National Reconciliation Week
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au

Event: 3 June 2013: various locations in Australia
Mabo Day
Event details: http://www.mabonativetitle.com/home.shtml
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

Event: 9 August 2013: various locations internationally
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2005 - 2015
Event details: [scroll down page] http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/indigenous-peop...

Event: 10 December 2013: various locations internationally
UN International Human Rights Day
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

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About WGAR News:

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/30/about-wgar-news-working-group-for-abo...

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WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
WGAR Website: http://wgar.wordpress.com/

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