G20-related community events

1) Gig: Band Together- Oct 1

2) G20 People’s Summit: Idea Jam – Sept 27
3) Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN) G20 Meeting – Sept 28
4) G20 and Homelessness – New Farm Neighbourhood Centre
5) G20 Security & Safety Act- Caxton Legal Service Info Session
6) G20 Task Force Info sessions

G20 Peoples Summit Fundraising gig
Rivermouth, These Dirty Bones, Hannaka, plus spoken word

What: ‘Band Together’ – fundraiser for the BrisCAN Peoples’ Summit**
Who: Rivermouth, These Dirty Bones, Hannaka, plus spoken word
When: Wednesday October 1st, doors from 7 pm
Where: The Bearded Lady, 138 Boundary St, West End
Cost: Suggested donation of $5-10 entry

**Fundraiser for: “Visioning another World”: The G20 Peoples’ Summit will be a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action bringing together local and international thinkers on economics, environment, climate change, social justice, colonisation, rights, politics and peace.
You are invited to get involved: Make something happen, propose and run a panel of speakers or a workshop, invite a guest speaker, create an event or performance!
The Peoples’ Summit will provide a safe, inclusive, family-friendly space to discuss the issues that really matter to us. Join us in creative collaboration, local community responses and global community action!
email: summit @briscan.net.au

Exciting meetings:
2) G20 Peoples’ Summit: Idea Jam Sat Sept 27
The Edge – Window bay 6
Next to State Library of QLD

Less than two months to go till G20 in Brisbane…

You’ve probably heard that the G20 is on in Bris in November this year. To keep stuff interesting, critical and creative we are putting on a conference of our own over the three days before hand. We’re hoping speakers, panels and conversations on a whole range of topics, along with music, art, theatre and more quality anti-capitalist community fun times than you can point a oppressive economic system at.

The Peoples’ Summit working group meets fortnightly at the Edge to share ideas and keep up to date with our tasks and preparation for this exciting event! Join us!

For more information: 0411118737

3) Next Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN) G20 Meeting

Date: Sunday September 28
Time: 9:30 for cuppa – 10:00am -12pm (space available longer if required)
Place: Justice Place: 5 Abingdon St. Wooloongabba

If possible – please bring some food or drink to share
All welcome – child friendly space! Please let us know if you are bringing kids so we can be ready!

The G20 meetings in Brisbane are just 2 months away!

Time to get active. Join the Brisbane Community Action Network in creative responses and alternatives to the G20 and the system it represents.

Here is some of what is in the pipeline:

Peoples Convergence: A week of symposiums, workshops, idea sharing, marches, film screenings, and other creative events, November 8 -16 in Brisbane.

Visioning Another World: The G20 Peoples Summit will be a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action. It will take place in various location in Brisbane November 12-14, before the G20 Leaders Summit.

This will be followed by two days of creative action, education and solidarity while the G20 Leaders Summit is taking place, including the Peoples Rally and March on November 15.

The First Nation’s Decolonisation Before Profit program of events will run through the week Nov 8 – Nov 16 and will include a Global First Nations Conference – November 15-16 and an Eco-Village forum space.
See: http://brisbaneblacks.com/g20/program/

The decisions made by the G20 affect us all. They are the reason we have to campaign to save forests, stop coal and CSG mining, protect the reef, oppose GMOs and food irradiation, oppose war games and militarism, fight for workers’ rights, demand equality, address colonisation, etc etc.

We invite all community groups and individuals to join us over the next 6 months in responding to the G20 through collaborative education, media production, action planning, alternative forum development and more!

Join us!

Another world is possible. What it looks like is up to us!

For more info:
Subscribe to our announcement list: send an email to sympa with the subject: subscribe briscan-g20et

FB group page: https://www.facebook.com/briscan.g20
Website: www.briscan.net.au

4) The G20 and Homelessness

Join Senior Sergeant Mark Smith from the Qld Police
Service to discuss how the G20 will impact on homeless people and the use of public space
Thursday 2nd of October at 12:30
New Farm Neighbourhood Centre
967 Brunswick St New Farm

New Farm Neighbourhood Centre is hosting a public G20 meeting next Thursday at the Centre from 12:30 focussing on the impact of G20 upon Homeless and marginalised people using public space. The local community is anxious regarding the interface of this huge security operation, concurrent recent increased policing in response to terror threats and pre existing vulnerabilities. I’m sure this is the case in your inner city communities as well.

Mark Smith will speak on behalf of the G20 group and we have asked Corey Allen along to discuss general policing in this pressured environment. All are welcome and I’ve attached a flyer for your information or distribution.

5) Caxton Legal Centre’s next public information session on the G20 (Safety and Security) Act

During the G20 Summit weekend (November14 – 16) there will be broad laws covering security areas in Brisbane’s inner-city.

Caxton Legal Centre’s Independent Legal Observer Project is hosting a free community information session to explain how these laws could affect you and your rights.

Come along to find out more.

Date: Tuesday 14 October 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Brisbane Square Library Tiered Theatrette
(Ground Level), 266 George Street Brisbane City

RSVP to: camielle or phone (07) 3214 6333
www.facebook.com/ILOProject www.facebook.com/caxtonlegalcentre

6) G20 Task force Community Info Forums
The G20 Taskforce is hosting two Community Information Forums on Wednesday 15 October 2014 in partnership with the Queensland Government,
Queensland Police Service and Brisbane City Council.

What does the G20 mean to me?

Date:Wednesday 15 October
Times: 12.00pm ‑ 1.30pm and 5.30pm ‑ 7.00pm
Venue:Brisbane City Hall
Information Forums
Website: www.G20.org
Phone: 1800 922 011

Brisbane will host the G20 Leaders’ Summit this November. The summit will be the most significant gathering of world leaders Australia has ever hosted
and is the most important event during Australia’s G20 host year. The principal meeting venue for the summit will be the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and as many as 4,000 delegates and 3,000 media representatives are expected to attend.

The Community Information Forums will provide up to date information on event planning and city impacts, and show how organisers are working with the Brisbane community to deliver a successful summit.

Speakers will include representatives from the G20 Taskforce in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet G20 State Coordination Unit, Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Police Service G20 Group.

To register visit www.G20.organd follow the links to Community Information Forums or call 1800 922 011.

Register now to reserve your seat as registration will close when venue capacity is reached.

There will be a media briefing prior to the first forum.
Media interested in attending the briefing should email

For more information:
Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN)-G20
Community Outreach Working Group
M: 0411 118 737
E: info
W: www.briscan.net.au

Ordinary citizens organising for social justice in response to the G20. Brisbane, Australia.

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