Jun
20
10:30 AM10:30

GADRC NSW SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING, Level 2, 321 Pitt St, Sydney

Within the next couple of weeks we hope to have emailed all of our members a survey. It will be a brief survey that will give you the opportunity to have your say about the future of the group. At the meeting on the 20th June the outcome of the survey will be presented, and there will be further  discussion. Please come! Your input is needed! All welcome.  Venue: Finance Sector Union Building,  Level 2, 315-321 Pitt St Sydney.
 

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May
13
12:30 PM12:30

Note changed time: Grandmothers Manly Protest Vigil - meet at Manly Wharf

Meet at Manly Wharf at 12.30pm (not 10.30am as stated earlier) ,  we will then proceed to Tony Abbot's Office for a protest vigil. Why protest in Manly?  We need to let the constituents in Manly know that mandatory detention and offshore detention of refugees is not fair, and that these and other refugee policies do not meet our international obligations under the UN. 
Contact grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com for more information.

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Banks Electorate - details from #RightTrack

You’ve probably seen that Scott Morrison has chosen to try to run a fear campaignabout people seeking asylum. So it’s really important that we meet that with a concerted national campaign, on the streets as well as in the media and on social media.

We know these campaigns work. In the Wentworth by-election last year, we formed a strong network of volunteers to go out on the street to talk about the issue of safety and fairness for people seeking asylum, with the amazing result of bringing this issue to the front and centre. This pushed the Kids off Nauru campaign to become the second most prominent election issue and helped propel an outspoken Independent MP and champion for refugee rights into Parliament!

We want to harness this power for the upcoming Federal Election. We are going out to local communities to talk to other voters about our shared values and encouraging them to make sure their candidates know this is something the community cares about.

There's a training at the beginning, and pizza and a debrief at the end.

Register now! https://www.righttrack.org.au/election_canvass_banks_4_may

Contact

Justin · 0468 943 035

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Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Manly - A FORUM ON REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS

27th April - Manly. You are Invited …A FORUM ON REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS TO DISCUSS ONE OF THE KEY MORAL CHALLENGES FOR AUSTRALIANS: OUR HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD DEALING WITH THOSE WHO’VE ARRIVED, SEEKING REFUGE AND A LIFE OF SAFETY, IN OUR COUNTRY 2.00pm – 4PM SATURDAY 27 APRIL, 2019 ST MARY’S CHURCH HALL, RAGLAN ST MANLY. For more information: For further details: Nina Burridge 0421334353 email: nina.burridge@uts.edu.au Anne Lanham 0427 787 833 email:dion0106@bigpond.com

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Wentworth4Refugees, #Right Track network, meet at Edgecliff Station Note 9am start

You’ve probably seen that Scott Morrison has chosen to try to run a fear campaignabout people seeking asylum. So it’s really important that we meet that with a concerted national campaign, on the streets as well as in the media and on social media.

We know these campaigns work. In the Wentworth by-election last year, we formed a strong network of volunteers to go out on the street to talk about the issue of safety and fairness for people seeking asylum, with the amazing result of bringing this issue to the front and centre. This pushed the Kids off Nauru campaign to become the second most prominent election issue and helped propel an outspoken Independent MP and champion for refugee rights into Parliament!

We want to harness this power for the upcoming Federal Election. We are going out to local communities to talk to other voters about our shared values and encouraging them to make sure their candidates know this is something the community cares about.

There's a training at the beginning, and pizza and a debrief at the end.

Register now! https://www.righttrack.org.au/s_p_wentworth_27_april_2019

Contact

Justin · 0468 943 035

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Apr
18
10:30 AM10:30

GADRC NSW Meeting, Finance Sector Union, National Office, Level 1, 315-321 Pitt St Sydney.

Note this month we will meet on Level 1, not Level 2 as usual. All welcome.

A representative from the Refugee Council of Australia will talk to us about the Medevac Bill, and answer questions. Following the guest speaker we will have a general meeting and discuss GADRC strategies leading up to the election. All welcome. Contact: grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

Following the meeting, at 12.30 a group of Grandmothers will hold a Protest Vigil in the Pitt St Mall.

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Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Palm Sunday Rally & March, Belmore Park, Sydney

Say yes to refugees. Belmore Park Haymarket. Wear your purple t shirt. Meet Grandmothers just inside Belmore Park, to the left as you enter. I don't as yet know where the march will  go, don't feel you have to march, many grandmothers leave after the rally.  Guest speakers will include: Craig Foster. Hosted by the Refugee Action Coalition. 

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Banks Electorate - details from #RightTrack

You’ve probably seen that Scott Morrison has chosen to try to run a fear campaign about people seeking asylum. So it’s really important that we meet that with a concerted national campaign, on the streets as well as in the media and on social media.

We know these campaigns work. In the Wentworth by-election last year, we formed a strong network of volunteers to go out on the street to talk about the issue of safety and fairness for people seeking asylum, with the amazing result of bringing this issue to the front and centre. This pushed the Kids off Nauru campaign to become the second most prominent election issue and helped propel an outspoken Independent MP and champion for refugee rights into Parliament!

We want to harness this power for the upcoming Federal Election. We are going out to local communities to talk to other voters about our shared values and encouraging them to make sure their candidates know this is something the community cares about.

There's a training at the beginning, and pizza and a debrief at the end.

Register now! https://www.righttrack.org.au/election_campaign_banks_13_april

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Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

Circular Quay Grandmothers Circle of Silence, on grassed area in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art

The purple shirted Grandmothers are gathering outside the Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay, to express our support for refugees and people seeking asylum. We will stand in a Circle of Silence to recognise injustices faced by people in Australia’s offshore and mainland immigration detention centres. A Circle of Silence expresses solidarity with people seeking asylum and refugees who are experiencing injustice and are being silenced. This silent vigil for half an hour in a public space (with a sign telling passers-by the purpose of our action) is a powerful way to get our message across.We acknowledge all those people who have lost their lives in detention. 
At the sound of a bell every five minutes we will read the names of two of the twelve men who have died on Nauru and Manus island. 

A Circle of Silence expresses solidarity with people seeking asylum and refugees who are experiencing injustice and are being silenced. This silent vigil for half an hour in a public space (with a sign telling passers-by the purpose of our action) is a powerful way to get our message across.

At the sound of a bell every five minutes we will read the names of two of the twelve young men who have died on Manus island and Nauru. Please wear your t shirt. If you can, bring a placard (supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Australia’s offshore and mainland detention centres)

and / or hold a candle. The circle will face inwards so a placard hanging on your back could be effective.

Ideas for placards: Seeking asylum is a human right  - Refugees are welcome here - Free the refugeesThere will be opportunities to sign our petition and flyers available. 
Join the group for dinner at City Extra after the Circle of Silence. Together we stand in solidarity.  Contact: grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com.

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Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Wentworth4Refugees Network , meet at Edgecliff Station

Advance Notice - For the Wentworth by-election last year, we formed a strong network of volunteers to go out on the street to talk about the issue of safety and fairness for people seeking asylum, with the amazing result of bringing this issue to the front and centre. This pushed the Kids off Nauru campaign to become the second most prominent election issue and helped propel an outspoken Independent MP and champion for refugee rights into Parliament!

Meet at Edgecliff Station, near the New South Head Rd exit. We’re going to be ouut in Edgecliff talking to local residents about the importance of safety and fairness for people seeking asylum, and asking for them to pledge to vote for candidates who uphold these values. There’s TRAINING at the beginning (so please don’t be late) and pizza and a debrief at the end. Register now! https://www.righttrack.org.au/s_p_wentworth_6_april_2019

Contact Justin 0468 943 035, email justin.w@asrc.org.au



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Apr
2
12:30 PM12:30

QVB Monthly Protest Vigil - The Grandmothers are still watching......

Queen Victoria Building, next to the statue of Queen Vic. The focus for this month's QVB protest vigil will be the GADRC demand that Australia ends detention of refugee children in all it's forms for good. No children to be detained in Australia or in offshore processing centres. For those creatives coming to the vigil, could you do a placard with these themes? All welcome.

The four demands of GADRC Australia wide
1. End detention in all its forms for refugee children and their   families
2. End refugee family separations
3. Get all refugees off Nauru and Manus to safe settlement
4. Ensure children and families seeking asylum are held no longer than 72 hours to enable identity and health check

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Mar
27
6:45 PM18:45

Journey Beyond Fear: Dendy Cinema Newtown

Meet the filmmaker! The heartbreaking documentary JOURNEY BEYOND FEAR will screen for one night. Hosted by the Refugee Council of Australia including Q&A with Writer/Director - Robyn Hughan, Producer - Steve Warne, Paul Powers - CEO of Refugee Council of Australia & Live Performance by Singer/Songwriter Alyce Platt. Book Now:https://bit.ly/2W2anFD


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Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Meet Central Coast Grandmothers, Erina, venue tba

Saturday 23rd March 2pm. Erina, Central Coast . Are you interested in meeting up with other Grandmothers on the Central Coast?  The aim would be  to discuss what could be done  between now and the election. You may you have some good ideas to contribute or would  just like to meet up with like-minded people.  For more information contact grandmothersrefsyd@gmail.com

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