Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary
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Event: 14 - 24 February 2013: Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic
Jacky Green: Flow of Voices - Exhibition
Paintings from the Gulf of Carpentaria
With photographs and videos by Jessie Boylan
Opening: Thu 14th February 2013
Opened by Jacky Green, Prof. Jon Altman and Dr Sean Kerins
Centre For Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU
"I want the government and mining companies to
know that we are still here. We aren’t going anywhere.
We aren’t dead yet. We are still here, feeling the country."
Event details: http://www.arena.org.au/2013/01/jacky-green-flow-of-voices/
Event: Thu 7 March 2013: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne:
"During 2013, ISJA will meet the
first Thursday of every month."
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event: Fri 11 January until Sun 24 March 2013: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Koorie Space - Footscray Community Arts Centre
Opening: Fri 11 January
Reflect Floor-talk Sat 12 January: http://footscrayarts.com/1/wominjeka-2013-floor-talks/
"The capacity for art to enable people to reconnect
with their cultural heritage and to assist in their
recovery is central to my philosophy of the
power of art to heal and inspire people to
positively identify with their Aboriginality." Maree Clarke
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/access-blog-event/reflect/
Event details: http://footscrayarts.com/koorie-space/upcoming-events/
Event: Thu 21 or Fri 22 March 2013: Victoria
National Close the Gap Day
"A day for Australians to join together and remind
political leaders to close the life expectancy gap
between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
within a generation." ATSI Support
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
still die 10-17 years younger than other Australians.
Closing this health gap cannot be done overnight.
We need a long-term commitment with adequate
funding, and investment in real partnerships." Oxfam
Victoria event details: http://webfw.oxfam.org.au/act/events/close-the-gap-day/attend?g=1&f=vic
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/national-close-the-gap-day/
Event details: http://webfw.oxfam.org.au/act/events/close-the-gap-day/attend
Event summary: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223027
Event details: http://humanrights.gov.au/social_justice/health/index.html
Event summary: [scroll down page] http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#march
Event details: https://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/indigenous-australia/close-the-gap
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/30976/
Event: Easter Weekend Thu 28 March - 31 March 2013: Melbourne, Vic
Marxism 2013 Conference
Gary Foley, Aboriginal activist: http://www.marxismconference.org/index.php/program/featured-speakers/ite...
Diane Fieldes, Aboriginal rights campaigner: http://www.marxismconference.org/index.php/program/featured-speakers/ite...
Allyson Hose, campaigner against the NT Intervention: http://www.marxismconference.org/index.php/program/featured-speakers/ite...
Kim Bullimore, anti-racism campaigner: http://www.marxismconference.org/index.php/program/featured-speakers/ite...
Event details: http://www.marxismconference.org/
Event: Fri 29 March to Sun 7 April 2013:
Melbourne-Adelaide-the uranium hotspots of SA and back!
Radioactive Exposure Tour 2013
"Friends of the Earth is hosting the annual
Radioactive Exposure Tour. These tours have
exposed thousands of people first-hand to
the realities of 'radioactive racism' and to the
environmental impacts of the nuclear industry."
"After travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide
we will head through Port Augusta and
visit the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Then we'll
travel north to the SA desert, we'll visit BHP
Billiton's Olympic Dam uranium mine at
Roxby Downs, ... we'll hopefully get to spend
time with Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, ... "
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/456894601029352/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/radioactive-exposure-tour-0
Tours in previous years: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/radtour
Background to Port Augusta Aboriginal Tent Embassy: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/gugada-embassy-be-established...
More about the Embassy: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-16/indigenous-protesters-urge-soverei...
WGAR Background to expansion of Olympic Dam mine challenge: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/13/background-to-expansion-of-olympic-da...
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...
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