Sydney 2014 Events: John Pilger's film 'Utopia' + 'concerned Australians': In the Absence of Treaty

Sydney and NSW Aboriginal rights events for your diary

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Event: 7 December 2013 to 3 January 2014: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
By Andrea James & Giordano Nanni; Director Isaac Drandic
"A definitive story from our neglected Indigenous history."
Venue: Belvoir St Theatre
"At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881,
the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve
went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board.
Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed
to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they
had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them."
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Event details 17 Dec 13 Indigenous community showing of Coranderrk:

Event: 17 January 2014: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
"A premiere in the Sydney indigenous community at Redfern Community Centre"
"When I began filming this secret Australia 30 years ago,
a global campaign was under way to end apartheid in South Africa.
Having reported from South Africa, I was struck by the similarity
of white supremacy and the compliance and defensiveness of
liberals. Yet no international opprobrium, no boycotts, disturbed
the surface of "lucky" Australia." John Pilger, Guardian
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Event: 21-23 January and on Australia Day, 26 January 2014: Sydney, NSW
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
Australia launch at "Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA) in Sydney"
"Utopia, John Pilger’s new film set for release (in the United Kingdom)
in November, examines the worsening oppression of Aboriginal
people in Australia." Paddy Gibson, an associate producer of Utopia
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New Event: Tue 28 January 2014: Glebe, Sydney, NSW
'concerned Australians' - In the Absence of Treaty
Edited by Michele Harris
To be launched by Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM Elder from Utopia and Jeff McMullen AM
"This is the fifth in a series of books that voice the concerns
of many Aboriginal peoples of the Northern Territory living
under the Intervention and Stronger Futures legislation."
"In the Absence of Treaty defines how, through changes to
legislation and by engaging Aboriginal peoples in
decision-making without access to independent advice,
control is slipping away from them."
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WGAR Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws:

Event: 10-14 February 2014: Kensington, Sydney, NSW
The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and Oxfam Australia will be holding an
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Youth Human Rights and Advocacy Summit
"Are you a young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person aged 18-25?
Are you passionate about positive change in your communities?
Are you passionate about the rights of your mob?
Do you want to know more about human rights and why it's important to you?"
"Applications close Friday 6 December 2013."
University of New South Wales
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Event: 14 February 2014: Sydney, NSW
Tenth anniversary of TJ Hickey death
Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA)
"Next year, on February 14, will be the 10th anniversary of the
killing of the young Aboriginal man, TJ Hickey, as a consequence
of the pursuit by the then Redfern police. For nine long years,
the Hickey family has been campaigning for justice and for the
proper legal punishment of those directly responsible for TJ’s death."
"We would like to invite you and your organisation to assist both
the Hickey family and ISJA to make this 10th anniversary rally
and march the biggest to date."
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See also these upcoming events:

Koori Centre - The University of Sydney: Other News and Events 2013
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