Melbourne events: 'White Face' by Carly Sheppard + 'Utopia' Screenings in Footscray, Vermont & Upwey

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary

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Event: first Thursday of each month: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne (ISJA Melbourne)
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month
Venue: Solidarity Salon
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Event: 6-11 May 2014: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
White Face by Carly Sheppard
Presented by Next Wave and Footscray Community Arts Centre
Part of Next Wave Festival 2014
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre Performance Space
"White Face is a contemporary performance work addressing
personal experiences as a fair-skinned Aboriginal. Through
interviewing Indigenous peers, Elders, friends and family
Sheppard explores both individual and shared histories. ... "
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Event: Tue 13 May 2014: Footscray, Melbourne, Vic
Film Real: Black Screen - Utopia
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre Basement Theatre
"Has the ‘Lucky Country’ inherited South African apartheid?
One of the world’s best kept secrets is revealed against
a background of the greatest boom in mineral wealth.
A documentary by BAFTA and Emmy award-winning director,
John Pilger."
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All screenings of 'Utopia':
'Utopia' film reviews: & &
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Event: 13 May 2014: Vermont, Melbourne, Vic
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
Venue: St Timothy's Church
"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: 17 May 2014: Upwey, Melbourne, Vic
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
Venue: Black Box Room, Burrinja Cultural Centre
"Utopia is John Pilger's new feature documentary,
made for the cinema and ITV. Drawing on his long
association with the first people of Australia, his
homeland, Utopia is both an epic portrayal of the
oldest continuous human culture and an investigation
into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present."
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'Utopia' film reviews: & &
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New Event: 4 - 6 June 2014: Melbourne, Vic
What works: doing it our way:
National Indigenous drug and alcohol conference (NIDAC)
Organised by National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC)
"NIDAC 2014 aims to highlight approaches that are working
to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs and
its associated harms among Indigenous Australians. ...
It is expected that many of the delegates who attend the
conference will predominantly be those who are working
to address harmful Indigenous drug and alcohol use."
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Event: 24-26 June 2014: Melbourne, Vic
NACCHO 2014 Healthy Futures Summit:
Investing in Aboriginal community controlled health makes economic sense.
"The summit aims to showcase and demonstrate how economically
valuable the Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS)
are. NACCHO would like to demonstrate to the government
at this summit how investing more in ACCHS is the best
way of promoting better health more employment, more
jobs and greater community economic benefits."
NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
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New Event: 20 - 25 July 2014: Melbourne, Vic
The International AIDS Conference
"The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering
for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers,
persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to
ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are,
evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt,
and collectively chart a course forward."
AIDS 2014 & Indigenous Pre-conference Australia
Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 July in Sydney, Australia
Registration and Scholarship Application System now open
for the International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS
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New Event: 6 - 8 August 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Australian otitis media conference (OMOZ)
"OMOZ is a way to link the otitis media research community
in Australia and the region to support collaborative efforts
and share resources."
Category: Indigenous
Registrations close Tuesday 8 July 2014
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Event: Permanent Exhibition: Melbourne, Vic
Bunjilaka: First Peoples
"Told through the voices of Victoria's First Peoples,
and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language,
artefacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples;
will tell the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of
Creation to today.
First Peoples will celebrate the history, culture,
achievements and survival of Victoria's Aboriginal people."
"First Peoples is a permanent exhibition on display at the
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum."
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See also:

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."

All screenings of 'Utopia'

Sovereign Union Community Gatherings

SNAICC News and Events

Australian Human Rights Commission Events

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - Conferences, workshops and events

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