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|Week of Tuesday 16th of AprilWednesdayAction Support Party Rendezvous10am-1pmDavies Park, Montague Rd, West EndFB: https://www.facebook.com/events/330174244306362/Rendezvous near the Jane street community garden. Spend your Wednesday morning by supporting local Extinction Rebels as they contest the “Usual Business” of those who hold power. +++IMPOTANT NOTE+++ This is only a meeting point, from here we will drive to the support party. All are invited. Conflict is not expected but all coming are asked to adhere to non violent behavior at the destination. It is not a long drive. >45 mins At this event you will witness acts of civil disobedience but you will not be participating in any illegal activities. What you’ll need:Banner’s and signs Water / SnacksCar (carpool if possible) extra seats will be available at rendezvous.Noisemakers ( drums, sound systems, guitars, megaphones)Colourful clothing if you’d like. Brisbane #ClimateElection Forum6-8pm|
Saint Andrews Uniting Church, 299 Ann St, BrisbaneFB event
Come to this #ClimateElection Candidates Forum to hear from the candidates of Brisbane about how they plan to make Australia a climate leader.
RSVP Here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/brisbane-climateelection-forum-tickets-58963128304
Climate change is hurting Australia. Last January was the hottest month on record. There were scorching heat waves of almost 50 degrees from Adelaide to Sydney. Flash flooding in Townsville. Unprecedented wildfires in Tasmania.
Polling shows that concern for climate change is at an all time high. That’s why the Federal election in May is shaping up to be the #ClimateElection.
We know fossil fuels are the biggest driver of climate change. Australia is ready to move beyond fossil fuels towards a renewable energy future.
The #ClimateElection Candidates Forum is our opportunity to hear from the different candidates of Brisbane about how they plan to lead Australia beyond fossil fuels. It’s also our chance to show candidates that our community want action! We need to pack out the room, so bring your friends and family as well.
WHERE: Saint Andrews Uniting Church 299 Ann St, Brisbane
RSVP: Seating is limited to please RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/brisbane-climateelection-forum-tickets-58963128304
This event is hosted by: Australian Parents for Climate Action
ThursdayBFU Radical Reading Group6:30-7:30
The Book Merchant Jenkins, 19 Dornoch Terrace, West End
EventWhat? Radical reading group, political discussion, playful insurgent plotting, fantastic tea and biscuits, all-round cathartic chats.We acknowledge that we meet on the stolen lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. We acknowledge the owners and custodians of the lands on which we live and work, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across the country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future, everywhere. Sovereignty was never ceded.The idea is pretty simple: a bunch of folks getting together to think through some big ideas, drink tea, and shamelessly embrace our earnest enthusiasm for political reflection, critical theory and gooey philosophical chats.The focus of this reading group has been (and continues to be) on critical and radical theory both within and beyond the academic canon. We read broadly, often from within Indigenous / queer / black / POC / critical race / postcolonial / anti-capitalist / feminist / critical disability theory, but also aesthetic theory, fiction, poetry and film. This year, we’re branching beyond reading and engaging with a variety of other textual forms: podcasts, films and public lectures.Part of the goal of the reading group is to explore the possibilities of collective learning, and to think about how we learn through discussion and dialogue across and between diverse experiences and ideas. We are reading these writers in particular because we reckon it might help us to respond to the crises of the present, and to build robust and reflective political responses to questions of injustice. We hope that these are spaces in which our existing ideas might be challenged or unsettled, in which we might find ourselves wondering and questioning and rethinking, and in which we might have very nice times with good friends.These discussion groups will be open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you want to read in advance. These kinds of projects should be fun, accessible, fumble-friendly. Please let us know if they’re not!
Let’s Win This: Final campaign kick-off partyThursday
AHEPA Hall 126A Boundary Street, West End
Fb https://www.facebook.com/events/504510656743580/ Let’s win this.Join us for a big party to kick off the final giant four weeks of this incredible campaign. Together, we’ve built a movement of over 400 volunteers that have knocked on over 21,000 doors, hand-delivered 160,000 letters and talked to thousands to people at weekend stalls over the last year.And you know what is even more exciting – how well people are responding to our vision. From our thousands of conversations across the electorate, it’s clear that people are desperate for a politics that actually gives them hope. They want free childcare, affordable housing, to bring dental into medicare, cheap, publicly-owned and renewable electricity. And people agree, it’s common sense that big corporations should have pay their fair share so we can all have this.We are so close. If we all come together for the final stretch – we can win this.Hear from Max Chandler-Mather, Amy MacMahon and Jonathan Sri. Find out more about the campaign and how you can help. It will be a night full of great music from DJ Big Monkey (Viktor Huml), drinks and excellent chats. Entry is free. Everyone is welcome.
FridayStop Adani banner & placard making day!11am- 3pm
20 Burke St Woolloongabba
Fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/408548923260993/ Election season is upon us and it’s time to gear up to make sure #StopAdani is everywhere. Come along to help us pump out a bunch of big placards and banners. We will have cardboard, corflutes, paint, a projector, lots of paint brushes and snacks. We want to make a bunch of big #StopAdani placards, some ‘I will Vote to #StopAdani’ placards and a big ‘Vote Adani out banner’ for the Rally in Brisbane on the 22nd.If you have an idea for a sign you have always wanted to whip up this is also a space to make it happen. People will be here from 11am till 3pm. Bring painting clothes and your mates. MondayStop Adani Convoy – Brisbane RallyMonday, 22 April 2019
Queens Gardens, BrisbaneRally against Adani’s mega coal mine with the Stop Adani Convoy in Brisbane. Come down to join the 600+ person strong #StopAdani convoy as we rally in Queens Gardens and march to Adani’s Headquarters – to let our politicians know we will vote Adani out. WHEN: Monday 22nd of April, music from 12:30, rally & march from 1-2pm WHERE: Rally at Queens Gardens (corner of George and Elizabeth Streets, Brisbane) and March to Adani Headquarters at 10 Eagle stWHAT: Music from Clea will be from 12:30. 1pm Hear from Bob Brown, School Striker Sara McKoy, Geoff Cousins and Sailoto Liveti Pacific Climate Warrior from Tuvalu. 1:30pm March to Adani’s HQ to send a clear message, Australia wants to #StopAdani. Now is the time to send a clear message that the people of Brisbane want action on climate change and that starts with stopping Adani’s mega coal mine. Our politics have been in the pockets of mining companies too long. With the LNP’s dodgy rush through of Adani’s water approvals, we need to make sure that this election Australians will vote Adani out. Driving from Hobart to the Galilee Basin, the convoy will be ramping up pressure on MP’s across Australia, calling on them to #StopAdani and remind voters of everyone’s obligation to keep this planet habitable.The #StopAdani Convoy, led by Bob Brown, is a convoy of concerned community members from across Australia driving from Hobart to Adani’s mine site in the Galilee Basin north Queensland, then back down to Canberra for a final rally before the Federal election. Rallies are being held along the East Coast, with big rallied planned for Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney, before reaching Brisbane on April 22.—–If you are joining the convoy please join our Stop Adani Convoy Facebook Group. This Facebook group is designed to provide a platform for you to connect with other convoy participants. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2291887284434109/?ref=br_rs