NSW Events: John Pilger's film 'Utopia' + In the Absence of Treaty + Aboriginal Rights; Rebuild the Fight

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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New Events: 18-25, 27-28 February 2014; 2, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 16-18, 20, 26, 28 March 2014:
Various locations around Australia including:
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hebersham, Bendigo, Geelong, Newcastle, Canberra,
Redfern, Moree, Adelaide, Rozelle, UNSW, Cairns, Waurn Ponds, Mona Vale,
Uni of Western Sydney, Perth, Macquarie University, Parrammatta,
Armidale, Dunedin, Epping, Ryde
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://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/docos/utopia.html#Utopia-W...

New Event: 21 February 2014: various locations internationally
International Mother Language Day
2014 Theme: Local languages for global citizenship: spotlight on science
"Local languages constitute the majority of languages
spoken across our world in the field of science.
They are also the most endangered. Excluding languages
means excluding those who speak them from their
fundamental human right to scientific knowledge."
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

Event: Daily until 23 February 2014: Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Saltwater Visions
Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum
"Bark paintings from the Australian National Maritime Museum's
Saltwater Collection highlight the efforts of Yolnu people
to share their connections to saltwater country with
non-Indigenous people."
Event details: http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=2130
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1105&si=0&mi=2&yi=2014

Event: 2 January to 28 February 2014: Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW
The Cider Series Exhibition
"Amala Groom is a proud Wiradjuri woman who works
across various fields to promote the rights and interests
of Aboriginal Peoples in the advancement and implementation
of Aboriginal sovereignty and self-determination."
Event details: http://www.sydneybarani.com.au/the-cider-series/
Event details: http://www.theblackbook.com.au/whatson_detail.asp?id=1242&si=0&mi=2&yi=2014

New Event: Mon 10 March 2014: Mona Vale, Sydney, NSW
'concerned Australians': In the Absence of Treaty Mona Vale (NSW) Book launch
in conjunction with the screening of Utopia,
John Pilger’s film on Aboriginal Australia (entry free)
Speaker: Paddy Gibson, Associate producer of the documentary "Utopia"
Organised by the Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater (ASGMWP)
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ITAT
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ITAT_booklaunches.html#Mona_Vale

Updated Event: 21 March 2014: various locations internationally
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
"Racism continues to cause suffering for millions of
people around the world.... I look to all people to join
the United Nations in our drive to eliminate racism.
We must, individually and collectively,
stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/
Event details: http://www.un.org/en/events/

New Event: 21 March 2014: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Public Meeting: Aboriginal Rights; Rebuild the Fight
Marking the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Venue: Redfern Town Hall
Speakers include:
* Utopia filmmaker John Pilger,
* Nyoongar activist Marianne McKay,
* Muckaty Traditional Owner Dianne Stokes
"STICS works hard to ensure the voices of
Aboriginal people living under the Intervention
are heard around the country, organising
speaking tours and protests."
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/NT_Intervention/LEAFLE...

New 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)
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

New Event: 16 October 2014: University of Sydney, NSW
Dr Charles Perkins AO 2014 Memorial Oration and Prize
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 2013
[scroll down page] http://sydney.edu.au/koori/news/other.shtml

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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