NSW Events: 'Utopia' film + Jacky Green: Flow of Voices + RightsTalk: Advancing Aboriginal social and economic rights

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

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Updated Events: 4, 26, 31 May 2014; 28 June 2014:
Various locations around Australia including:
Newcastle Resistance Centre NSW, La Perouse NSW,
Australia SBS Television, Ryde NSW
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://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/15/background-to-utopia-john-pilgers-doc...

New Event: every first and third Monday of the month: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney) campaign and planning meetings
Venue: Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills
"STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney) is an open
collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people committed
to the repeal of the NT Intervention and the struggle for
Aboriginal self-determination."
"We meet every first and third Monday of the month to discuss
the campaign and plan for actions and awareness-raising."
Event details: http://stoptheintervention.org/

Event: 11 April to 12 May 2014: Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW
The Cross Art Projects:
Jacky Green: Flow of Voices
"There’s a lot of mining going on in our country.
The mining companies are coming into our country
and they aren’t talking with us properly.
They seem to just want us to agree to things their way."
Event details: http://www.crossart.com.au/index.php/jacky-green-flow-of-voices.html

Event: Tue 20 May 2014: Sydney, NSW
RightsTalk: Advancing Aboriginal social and economic rights
through effective governance of governments
Presenter: The Hon Fred Chaney AO
Venue: Australian Human Rights Commission
"Since the last year of the McMahon government all
successive governments have aimed to reduce if not
eliminate Aboriginal disadvantage. It is universally
agreed that while progress has been made,
particularly in the area of legal rights, social and
uneconomic rights have lagged both hopes and
Event details: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/events/rightstalk-advancing-aborigin...
Event details: http://rightstalk.humanrights.gov.au/upcoming-talks#a9991

Event: Sun 25 May 2014: North Narrabeen, NSW
Come Celebrate the National Sorry Day 2014
Hosted by the Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater
Guringai Festival 2014: "Wellness and Wellbeing for all People"
"A time for all Australians to reflect on the profound
grief and trauma experienced by Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people, particularly members of
the Stolen Generations. It is also an opportunity to
celebrate their strength and resilience, and to reaffirm
our shared commitment to healing and reconciliation."
Event details: http://www.asgmwp.net/festival.htm

Event: 26 May 2014: various locations in Australia
National Sorry Day
"National Sorry Day is an annual day of
commemoration and remembrance of all those
who have been impacted by the government
policies of forcible removal that have
resulted in the Stolen Generations." NSDC
"National Sorry Day is a reminder of the
personal pain and ongoing damage caused
by our nation's failure to respect Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people as equals." ANTaR
Event details: http://www.nsdc.org.au
Event details: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/events/national-sorry-day
Background: http://www.nsdc.org.au/events-info/national-sorry-day/national-sorry-day
Background: http://antar.org.au/reports/sorry-day-a-reminder-unfinished-business

Event: Mon 26 May 2014: Narrabeen, NSW
Listen to stories concerning Aboriginal people in our local area
Hosted by the Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater
Guringai Festival 2014: "Wellness and Wellbeing for all People"
"Learn from Neil Evers and Julie Janson about proposals
to erect dual signage see examples of interpretive walks
and dual signage that acknowledge Aboriginal archaeology,
shared history and use of natural environment."
Event details: http://www.asgmwp.net/festival.htm
Event details: http://www.narrabeenlagoon.org.au/

Event: 27 May until 3 June 2014: various locations in Australia
National Reconciliation Week
"It is a time to celebrate and build on the respectful
relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people and other Australians."
"National Reconciliation Week is framed by two
key events in Australia’s history, which provide
strong symbols for reconciliation:
* 27 May 1967- the referendum ...
* 3 June 1992 - the Mabo decision ... "
Reconciliation Australia
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au
Event details: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/projects/national-reconciliation-week
Event details: http://maboday.com.au/
WGAR Background to Mabo and Native Title: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/02/background-to-mabo-and-native-title

Event: 27 - 29 May 2014: Sydney Airport, NSW
NSW Statewide Aboriginal Health Conference 2014
- Many Mobs: Building Strength and Connection
"The conference, which coincides with National
Reconciliation Week, has been designed to
encourage collaborative partnerships between
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health workers,
enabling the delivery of culturally appropriate
services in New South Wales."
Event details: https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/events/state-wide-aboriginal-health-conferen...
Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1406

Event: Sat 28 June 2014: Ryde, Sydney, NSW
'concerned Australians': In the Absence of Treaty Ryde (NSW) Book launch
Book presentation in conjunction with the screening of Utopia,
John Pilger’s film on Aboriginal Australia (entry free)
Venue: Ryde Library, Wallematta Room
This event is part of the Guringai Festival 2014
Organised by the Bennelong Reconciliation Group
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ITAT
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ITAT_booklaunches.html#Ryde
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Misc/Docos/Bennelong-U...
Respect and Listen Background to 'Utopia' film: http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia.html
WGAR Background to 'Utopia' film: http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/15/background-to-utopia-john-pilgers-doc...

New Event: Thu 17 - Sat 19 July 2014: Sydney, NSW
Our story, our time, our future:
International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS
"This conference will bring Indigenous experts together from around
the world to network, transfer knowledge, and share best practices.
The theme of the conference is Our story, our time, our future.
The leaders of the International Indigenous Working Group on
HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA) and the Australian Aboriginal Organising
Committee (AAOC) will be working together to develop the
pre-conference ... "
Registration: 13 June 2014
Event details: http://www.iiwgha.org/whats-happening/international-indigenous-pre-confe...
Event details: http://www.indigenoushivaids2014.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=77941&
Event details: http://www.womensnetworkingzone.org/blog/2014-international-indigenous-p...
Event details: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1625
Welcome to International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS: http://www.iiwgha.org/

Event: 16 October 2014: University of Sydney, NSW
Dr Charles Perkins AO 2014 Memorial Oration and Prize
Guest speaker to be confirmed
"In 2001, the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the
Koori Centre, launched the Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual
Memorial Oration. The establishment of the Oration began
as a recommendation of the Committee to Review Aboriginal
Education at the University of Sydney, of which Dr Perkins
was a member."
Event details: http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/charles-perkins-oration

See also these events:

Koori Centre - The University of Sydney: Other News and Events
[scroll down page] http://sydney.edu.au/koori/news/other.shtml

All screenings of 'Utopia'

Sovereign Union Community Gatherings

SNAICC News and Events

Australian Human Rights Commission Events

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - Conferences, workshops and events

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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