Upcoming Events

Local:

  • (17 Mar-5 Apr) Persian New Year Festival  —
    – Festival of Fire, (7pm-10pm) 17 Mar @ G.O. Edwards Park, Burswood Rd. No RSVP need, bring picnic chairs and basket.
    – Eid NoRooz Celebration, (6pm-10pm) 21 Mar @ Macedonian Community Hall, Level 2, 51 Albert St., N. Perth. Book: http://www.iwaevents.com
    – Sizdeh Bedar Family Picnic, (12pm-4pm) 5 Apr @ G.O. Edwards Park, Burswood Rd
    Contact: Email: info@PersianCulture.org.au / Facebook event / 0405 766 208
  • (25 Mar) Student National Day of Action —
    Three demands: No deregulation / More funding / Fair student income support system. Come to the Perth Rally Against Fee Deregulation. 12.30pm, Murray Street Mall, Perth CBD
    Contact: Email: education@nus.asn.au / Perth Facebook event
  • (26 Mar) Introduction to Socialism Seminar, hosted by Murdoch Resistance
    What socialism is and what the “Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance” group is.
    12.30-4pm @ Murdoch Uni (Room SS2.050) / Facebook event
  • (28 Mar-29 Mar) 2015 Joondalup Festival —
    Stalls, crafts, rides, competitions, live music, food and drinks. It’s rare for Joondalup (my neighbourhood) to be bumpin’ past 4pm.
  • (29 Mar) Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees —
    Last year this march was huge. Hosted by Justice for Refugees WA, and organised by Christian activists but including students, unions, socialists, greens, democrats, labor, indigenous and human rights groups. It is an ecumenical and interfaith friendly event. Starts at 1pm at St. George’s Cathedral, 38 St. Georges Tce, Perth.
    Contact: Facebook event
  • (31 Mar) Transgender Day of Visibility, hosted by ECU Queer Collective
    From 11am at building JO 19.143 on Joondalup campus. A presentation that centers transgender women of colour’s lives and experiences.
  • (4 Apr) ¡No Pasaran!
    Say no to the hateful xenophobia represented by “Reclaim Australia”. Solidarity Park, Harvest Tce, Perth. Contact: Facebook event
  • (7 Apr) SEX ED hosted by The Homelove Project —
    Talking about the many in’s & out’s, the do’s & don’t’s and those awkward did’s. 7pm-9pm.
    Contact: Facebook event
  • (10 Apr) Film Screening: Mary Meets Mohammad, hosted by RRAN WA —
    About Tasmanian Christian knitting-circle woman Mary and Afghan Hazara Muslim detainee Mohammad, their crossed paths, and the transformation of a community from fear to friendship. 6.30pm @ Wesley Uniting Church Hall, 97 William St., Perth CBD
    Contact: Facebook event
  • (1 May) Queering Recovery: LGBTQIA+ & Mental Health forum
    Hosted at ECU Mt. Lawley (1pm-4pm) by PRRAWA and bringing together practitioners, researchers, policy makers, individuals with lived experience and family members with an interest. Speakers included activists and mental health professionals, including Dameyon Bonson from Black Rainbow.
    RSVP: queeringrecovery.eventbrite.com.au
    Contact: projects@prrawa.org.a / Facebook event / ECU Queer Collective /
  • (3 May) Mount Hawthorn Streets and Laneways Festival —
    Will be much like the Joondalup festival but better.
  • (14 May) LGBTQIAP+ Awareness Training, hosted by ECU Queer Collective —
    11am-2pm: Training Seminar for cishet (cisgender heterosexual) people on campus on: Queer Identities 101 / Gender Presentation and Gender Identity, How to Respect and Discuss Queer Identities
    Contact: RSVP @ http://tinyurl.com/eculgbttraining / Facebook event
  • (10 Jun) An evening with Dr. Cornel West, hosted by Think Inc.
    Philosopher, academic, social theorist, educator, author and poet — not to mention theologians — bringing his incisive wisdom to Australia. At the Astor Theatre for the Perth leg. $49 for students / $79 general adults / $99 VIP / $249 meet + greet
    Contact: http://thinkinc.org.au/cornelwest / Facebook event
  • (14 Jun) The 14th Dalai Lama at Perth Arena
    His Holiness speaks on the Wisdom of Giving and Receiving
    Contact: Tickets from premier.ticketek.com.au / Facebook event
  • (1 Aug) Nazeem Hussain in Perth One Night Only
    Part of the cult comedy duo “Fear of a Brown Planet” and the star and creator of the critical acclaimed TV show “Legally Brown”, Nazeem Hussain is here to make us laugh and think and laugh more about culture, pop culture and race today. @ The Regal Theatre (7.30pm-8.45pm), 474 Hay St., Perth
    Contact: Tickets from premier.ticketek.com.au / Facebook event
  • (Sep 30) SOS Disaster Relief – Sustainable Communities Project
    Hosted by the Ancestral Strategic Alliance, this is a call out to appropriately qualified supporters willing to assist in providing sustainability to the affected communities [those remote aboriginal communities lined up for closure under the Abbott/Barnett government]: electricians, plumbers, carpenters, resources and supplies etc.
    Contact: / Facebook event

National/Regional:

  • (25 Mar) Student National Day of Action. Three demands: No deregulation / More funding / Fair student income support system.
    Contact: Email: education@nus.asn.au / Facebook event
  • (28 Mar) Global Call to End Mandatory Detention Vigil
    7pm at St. Joseph’s Parish, Katherine, Northern Territory / Facebook event
  • (4 Apr) Melbourne’s Marxism Conference 2015 incudes:
    Freedom Now: The Art of Black Liberation Exhibition (2 Apr – 5 Apr), presenting the work of Emory Douglas, Black Panther Party Minister for Culture and renowned indigenous artist Richard Bell.
    Spotlight of Asia stream: Tamil refugees and struggle (Fri 4pm) / Indonesia’s class battles (Sat 2pm)/ Rebellion in the Philippines (Sat 4pm)/ Eyewitness Hong Kong (Sat 7pm).
    Spotlight on Latin America stream: The colonisation of the Americas (Fri 10am, with Sergio Monsalve Tobon) / Class formation early 20th century (Sat 10am, with Roberto Jorquera) / Guerilla warfare after Cuba (Sat 4pm, with Rebecca Barrigos / Class, party and strategy in crisis Jorge Jorquera
    Indigenous Struggle: Including the Sunday 2pm session “Always was, Always will be: The Struggle for Aboriginal Land Rights” presented by Cathy Cat Lewis and Sam Watson, who was taught by Pastor Donald Brady and Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
    Gender and Sexuality Stream
     Organising Workers and Labour History
    Philosophy stream: including (Sat 10am) Ben Hillier on “Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise”
    Middle Eastern stream: Featuring Israeli anti-apartheid writer Amira Hass, and Egyptian-American journalist Anand Gopal!
  • (10 Jun – 13 Jun) An evening with Dr. Cornel West, hosted by Think Inc.
    Philosopher, academic, social theorist, educator, author and poet — not to mention theologians — bringing his incisive wisdom to Australia. $49 for students / $79 general adults / $99 VIP / $249 meet + greet. 10 Jun Perth / 11 Jun Brisbane / 12 Jun Melbourne / 13 Jun Sydney
    Contact: http://thinkinc.org.au/cornelwest / Facebook event

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