Join the awesome Blue Mountains Grandmothers this Sunday for their protest vigil at Lawson Markets, as they continue the campaign to free all children from detention.
Our next gathering is planned for Friday August 31 10am at Sage Erina (at the top of the escalators). Please wear your purple. I will facilitate a discussion on the following article with you. Please read it before you come. Our discussion will inform our next activities. Coordinator: Jo: email@example.com
DJ's Cafe. top level, Westfield Hornsby. Come along and be part of letter writing on behalf of refugee children on Nauru. Further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our Annual Grandmothers Cheer Squad near the Rose Bay Ferry Wharf, both to cheer on our Grandmothers participating in the event, and in particular to expose our Banner with its message (GRANDMOTHERS AGAINST THE DETENTION OF REFUGEE CHILDREN) to the 80,000 participants who run or walk by. Previous years we've had a great response from the passing crowds with lots of thumbs up, waves, smiles.............. Come if you can, for as long as you can. More info email@example.com
Ritz Cinema Randwick, Screening of 'Border Politics'. 'Border Politics' follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment meted out to refugees in most Western countries. There will be a Q & A session with Julian Burnside live on stage. Some of our members have already booked for this session, so come along and join the group. Seats are not allocated so we can sit together. To book: https://bit.ly/2x7lV1V
The State Labor Party Annual Conference is being held on the weekend of the 30th June & 1st July. There are many sympathetic State Labor parliamentarians concerned about current Federal policies. We need to let delegates know that they have the support of GADRC NSW as well as other groups. This will be an opportunity to engage with people attending the conference. Check with the coordinator Martine for the actual startime: Martine: firstname.lastname@example.org
The State Labor Party Annual Conference is being held on the weekend of the 30th June & 1st July. There are many sympathetic State Labor parliamentarians concerned about current Federal policies. We need to let delegates know that they have the support of GADRC NSW as well as other groups. This will be an opportunity to engage with people attending the conference. The conference starts at 9am so we need to set up at 8.30am.Coordinators: Lynne: email@example.com or Gaby: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Coast Grandmothers & Friends 10am Coffee, Jimmy G's Riverside Park, 2/69 Central Coast Highway, West Gosford.
We'll hear from Margot - her journey in hosting asylum seekers and refugees and facilitating hosting through the organisation Home Among The Gum Trees. We'll hear about the impact of hosting on guest, host, family/friends and community. Please respectfully wear your purple t-shirts (if you have one). Coordinator: Jo: email@example.com
Gadrc Newcastle - For one night only, add your light to the line from Darby St to Auckland St as we celebrate World Refugee Week together. Civic Park, Newcastle. Lights will be available but you may want to bring your own, or wear an identifying t-shirt or bring a banner or a poster. Please share this information within your own networks. Looking forward to seeing you there. For more information contact Marion: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of Refugee Week, those who can will commence at Pitt Street Mall Protest Vigil at 12.30.
How do we change the way people seeking protection from persecution are treated? Join Paul Power, CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia, who will discuss strategies for reforming policies in Australia.
6 June, 4pm, UNSW Kensington, Register Now
Purple shirted Grandmothers will once again highlight the plight of refugee children on Nauru.
The launch of the People Movement, a collection of essays on the challenges and opportunities of migration in the Asia Pacific. Hosted by Professor Michael Wesley, ANU. For more information & to register:https://bit.ly/2IpX0fA There are already Grandmothers booked to this event, so join them.
presented by the Biennale of Sydney
and UNSW’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
Ai Weiwei’s Law of the Journey, 2017, an imposing installation featuring a 60-metre-long boat crowded with hundreds of anonymous refugee figures, provokes this frank discussion of Australia’s response to asylum seekers arriving by boat – and today’s approach to refugees globally.
Come along and support the Sydney/Grayndler Grandmothers, they would love to have Gadrc members from other electorates join their campaign.
Come along and meet and chat with the local Grandmothers.
The guest speaker will be George Newhouse. George's talk will focus on refugees and the work of the National Justice Project. George Newhouse is an Australian human rights lawyer and a former local councillor. He is the principal solicitor of the National Justice Project, a human rights and social justice legal service, and currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Macquarie University. He was the Mayor of Waverley in the eastern suburbs of Sydney from 2006 to 2007, and the Labor candidate for the seat of Wentworth at the 2007 federal election. George is well known for fighting for justice for vulnerable Australians, including the mentally ill, LGBTI Australians, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, prisoners, asylum seekers, youth detainees, and Aboriginal Australians.In 2006 he secured a legal victory for Vivian Solon, who was illegally deported from Australia to the Philippines and for Cornelia Rau who was wrongfully detained in an Australian detention centre for 10 months. As an advocate for Aboriginal rights, George has contested government and corporate actions against Aboriginal communities. He is experienced in coronial legal practice and has appeared in many coronial inquests into Aboriginal and asylum seeker deaths in custody. George is committed to improving access to justice for the most vulnerable in Australia and in neighbouring countries. He is active in projects that make it easier for Aboriginal litigants to exercise their rights and that help stamp out racism. All welcome, bring your family, friends & neighbours.
The start is a little earlier than usual, it would be great if we are all ready for the start of the talk. Join us for lunch afterwards at Bonjour Cafe 257 Clarence St. We will be collecting donations toward the cost of the room hire, and for general ongoing costs of GADRC.
On Tuesday 8 May we are planning to hold a vigil on Cockatoo Island at Ai Wei Wei's artwork "Law of the Journey". Ai has created an impressive 60 meter long boat filled with many anonymous refugee figures and it would be fitting to have a picture taken of the grandmothers in front of it. Entry to the Exhibition is free and you can use your opal card for the F8 ferry to Cockatoo Island. I suggest we meet at 11:30 in order to catch 11:45 ferry to the island. it takes about 30 minutes to get there. The online ferry timetable does not indicate the wharf to use at Circular Quay, only the following statement: "At Circular Quay, departure or arrival wharf may change at short notice. Please check indicator boards and listen for announcements" and look out for purple t-shirts! There is a bar/restaurant on the island. Ferries back go every hour (eg 13:19 , 14:19 etc). There is a bar/restaurant on the island. Ingrid Zoebe will be coordinating this vigil. For more information: https://www.biennaleofsydney.art/artists/ai-weiwei/