Sydney and NSW Aboriginal rights events for your diary
WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings
Click on the links for details of the events ...
New Events: 8, 9, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28 February 2014; 2, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16-18, 26 March 2014:
Various locations around Australia including:
Sydney, Rozelle, Darwin, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Ryde, Hebersham,
Geelong, Newcastle, Canberra, Moree, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne,
Cairns, Mona Vale, Perth, Macquarie University, Parrammatta, Armidale, Epping
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
"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
All screenings of 'Utopia': http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/showings
Event details: http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/
Event details: http://johnpilger.com/
'Utopia' film reviews: http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/reviews & http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia.html#Utopia-R... & http://johnpilger.com/articles/utopia-reviews
Respect and Listen Background to 'Utopia' film: http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia.html
WGAR Background to 'Utopia' film: http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia.html#Utopia-W...
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
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1255
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/actsnsw/event/33553/
Event: 13 February 2014: various locations in Australia
National Apology Day
"Commemmoration of the day ex-Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd moved a Motion of Apology to the
Indigenous Peoples in the House of Representatives,
apologising for past laws, policies and practices that
devastated the Indigenous Peoples
(particularly those of the Stolen Generation)."
"The NSDC holds annual celebratory events on the
Anniversary of the Apology (13 February each year)
as a mark of respect of the achievement that was
the apology to the Stolen Generations,
but also as an act of reminder to the broader public,
to the country’s politicians and policy makers,
that sorry is more than a word, and that communities,
Stolen Generations focussed community and peak body
organisations, and government politicians and policy
makers must continue to work together in order
to achieve key outcomes for the Stolen Generations."
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au/events-info/the-apology-to-australias-indigenous-...
Event summary: http://www.atsisupport.org.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=223021
New Event: Thu 13 February 2014: Sydney, NSW
Rally: Say NO to another Stolen Generation
"On the anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations…
Support families fighting to have their children returned
Invest in communities - stop Abbott's cuts
Say NO to another Stolen Generation"
Venue: outside the NSW Parliament House
* Aunty Hazel Collins, Grand-mothers Against Removals, Gunnedah
* Karen Fusi, Brisbane Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Grannies Group
* Ray Jackson, Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA)
* Paddy Gibson, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning Research
Initiated by Grand-mothers Against Removals, Gunnedah, NSW
Rally supported by Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
and Indigenous Social Justice Association
Event details: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10151991069128191&id=1068001...
Event details: https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151991065848191&id=596093190&set...
Event details: https://m.facebook.com/events/190665847809686
New Event: Thu 13 February 2014: Mt Druitt, Sydney, NSW
Annual commemoration of the 2008 Apology to the Stolen Generation
"Mt Druitt and District Reconciliation Group will be holding their
annual commemoration of the 2008 Apology to the Stolen
Generation, on Thursday the 13 th February, at the
Holy Family Centre in the Coral McLean courtyard."
Event details: http://www.parra.catholic.org.au/community-support---justice/social-just...
Updated Event: Fri 14 February 2014: Waterloo, Sydney, NSW
10th anniversary of the death of TJ Hickey - still no justice!
"At the fence line George & Phillips St Waterloo
Rally for TJ!
Defend Aboriginal Rights!
Demand the TJ plaque be affixed to the fence line!
Demand a Parliamentary apology for TJ's death!"
Organized by the Hickey family and Indigenous Social Justice Association
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/10th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-tj-hickey-still...
Event details: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55504
New Event: Daily until 23 February 2014: Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum
"Bark paintings from the Australian National Maritime Museum's
Saltwater Collection highlight the efforts of Yolnu people
to share their connections to saltwater country with
Event details: http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=2130
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1105&si=0&mi=2&yi=2014
New Event: 2 January to 28 February 2014: Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW
The Cider Series Exhibition
"Amala Groom is a proud Wiradjuri woman who works
across various fields to promote the rights and interests
of Aboriginal Peoples in the advancement and implementation
of Aboriginal sovereignty and self-determination."
Event details: http://www.sydneybarani.com.au/the-cider-series/
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1242&si=0&mi=2&yi=2014
See also these events:
Koori Centre - The University of Sydney: Other News and Events 2013
[scroll down page] http://sydney.edu.au/koori/news/other.shtml
Creative Spirits: Aboriginal calendar
"When you look at the events which are significant to
Aboriginal people you’ll notice that their recent history
is one of a fight for rights, land and recognition.
It is also a history of sadness, loss and denial."
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