See link to article and photos by Emma Davies under the Why We Are Involved heading
Gaby Judd speaks at #KidsOffAllOff Rally
Universal Children’s Day 2018 Sydney Grandmothers got in to the spirit of Blue for Nauru when holding a lunchtime Vigil in Martin Place, then marching up Pitt Street with our banners to Circular Quay. Many stayed on for the 5pm Rally in Customs Square.
Cronulla locals join the Grandmothers
In the Cook Electorate, local residents made their strongly held views felt. And 172 passers by stopped to sign the Grandmothers petition to get all children out of Australian sanctioned detention.
Even while relaxing after a long day of Protests on Universal Children’s Day 2018, Grandmothers making a point.
3rd Melbourne Cup Day Protest Vigil in Sydney
27 Grandmothers were outside the Queen Victoria Building in downtown Sydney on Melbourne Cup Day, using every opportunity to highlight the plight of refugee children on Nauru.
#KidsOffAllOff Sydney Rally 27 October 2018
Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children NSW Founder Gaby Judd, along with 40 Grandmothers and Friends of Grandmothers participated in the Rally.
Grandmothers persisting on Melb Cup Day
We may have resorted to being a trifle frivolous on Melbourne Cup Day 2018, however 17 Grandmothers from Sydney & surrounds gathered in downtown Sydney at the QVB to yet again hold a Protest Vigil to raise the plight of refugee children in detention.
KIDS THESE DAYS
Thank you Fiona Katauskas
#WentworthVotes#KidsOffNauru-day before Bye Election
145 Petitions signed in under an hour. Wentworth voters lined up to sign the Wentworth Grandmothers #KidsOffNauru petition. #Wentworth4Refugees
Grandkids join the Grandmothers outside the QVB with their hand painted banners: Wentworth4Refugees.org.au
2nd Banner - Still Close to 100 children held on Nauru, with border of sad child figures.
Bondi Junction Protest Vigil 11 Oct 2018 #WentworthVotes, #KidsOffNauru
10 Grandmothers, 125 passers by, many of them locals, stopped to talk and sign our Petition calling for refugee children to be immediately removed from Nauru.
QVB Protest Vigil #KidsOffNauru
A caged gaggle of Grandmothers getting together to emphasise locking up children is never the answer.
Dr Daniel Ghezelbash, Guest speaker at September 2018 Gadrc Meeting
Thank you to Dr Daniel Ghezelbash @DanGhez for taking the time to speak with Grandmothers and guests today about a range of important #Refugee issues. “A collective response is needed”.
Grandmothers CBD Letter Writing Event - next session 17/10.
Heartfelt letters to Politicians pleading for #KidsOffNauru by Universal Childrens Day 20 November 2018. Next session 17/10 - see Calendar.
Work in Progress: FREEDOM
Utilising Queen Victoria’s statue to call for Freedom for kids on Nauru.
Grandmothers at Ai Wei Wei’s extremely moving Cockatoo Island Installation. Thank you Ai Wei Wei for such a thought provoking work.
Grandmothers' Petition on the way to the Senate
Grandmothers Meg, Lynne and Terri hand over our Petition, signed by increasingly engaged members of the Public in Sydney and surrounds, to Senator Jenny Mcallister who will table it in the Senate.
Grandmothers Wendy and Ingrid once again completed the 14k City2Surf to highlight the plight of refugee children STILL on Nauru.
Sydney - 5 years on, 12 lives needlessly lost
Grandmothers part of the great turnout in #Sydney continuing to fight for justice for those on #Manus and #Nauru #5yearstoomany
MAKE AUSTRALIA KIND AGAIN
Nauru May 2018 - Why we do what we do
Grayndler Grandmothers May 2018
Leichardt Protest Visit "We were one with the community and they were one with us"
May 22, 2018 the Grayndler Grandmothers held a protest vigil outside the Norton Plaza in Leichhardt – there were six grandmothers, Glenda, Frances, Liz, Cathy, Isobel & Dorothy. but they had the power of 60. There wasn’t a single negative comment, on the contrary it was “keep up the good works”, ”where does your passion come from?” “its great what you are doing” and the thumbs up sign all along. They collected 110 signatures on our petition (in 2 1/12 hours)– the beauty was that these signatories were, young, middle aged and older, right across the community spectrum.
Grandmothers head off for to view Ai Wei Wei’s Exhibit on Cockatoo Island as part of the Sydney Biennale
Ferry stop on our way to Cockatoo Island to collect our Grandmother photographer Terri.
George Newhouse, Human Rights Lawyer, spoke at our May Monthly Meeting, followed by a vibrant Q@A.
Around 40 Grandmothers came from far and wide to express their intense concern for the 149 refugee children on Nauru.
Year 10 student Renuga opens proceedings at the Sydney Rally against the attempted deportation of the Biloela, Central Q'ld, family.
From Hyde Park South to Darling Harbour
Sunday 15 October 2017 through the SydneyCBD, regularly turning the signs to show 200KIDS. The Age of Activism Indeed. Grandmothers will not 'walk by' the shameful treatment of refugee children on Nauru by successive Australian Governments.
Blue Mountains Grandmothers in action at the Springwood Markets on a late summer sunny Sunday morning
20 year old sign - how did we come to this? #Nevertheless.....she persisted
After the 26 November 2017 Circular Quay Peaceful Protest for the Men on Manus, Di holds her sign made 20 years ago and used since.
New T-shirt, ready for action
Melbourne Cup Day 2017 Grandmothers not fascinated by offshore detention shame
Fascinators and valiant smiles whilst raising public awareness of the cruelty being perpetrated in our names. PM's quote is from February 2015.
4 Nov 2017 Wet Hyde Park Rally
Grandmothers Helen and Dorothy undeterred by short notice or weather
See 1/11/17 Blog Post for Grandmother Lenore's speech at Sydney CBD Rally
Grandmothers Meg, Anne and Lenore at RAC Rally.
31/10/2017 North Sydney Lunchtime Vigil
Packing up after a successful Vigil, talking with some passers by, and handing out our Flyers and Cards to busy workers racing by.
Soggy February 2017 Vigil outside QVB
2017 after Twilight Vigil on the Gosford Waterfront
Sydney Women's March 21 January 17
Chatting with Gillian Triggs
A Grandmother's Heartfelt Statement
3 Grandmothers walked the distance, others cheered on with Gadrc banners at Rose Bay.
Gadrc Mtg. April 2017
At our April GADRC meeting, Marie Standen, one of the founders of the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group and Committee member Joy, gave an inspiring and engaging talk on their past and planned work supporting refugees.
Sydney Lord Mayor joins the Grandmothers
Clover Moore popped in to our Vigil, 2 May 2017, outside the Queen Victoria Building
Grandmothers congratulate Sydney Film-Maker Jolyon Hoff after the World Premier of The Staging Post at the 2017 Refugee Film Festival
Grandmothers and a grand-daughter sing out
At the City Recital Hall
8 Grandmothers participated, others were part of a Cheer Squad at Rose Bay. Fabulous day raising awareness of the plight of refugee children on Nauru