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AQ Monthly March 2013

 

The ANTaR Qld Monthly

March 2013

rights  l  justice  l  respect

www.antarqld.org.au

 

 

ANTaR Activities

 

AQ CLOSING THE GAP IN INDIGENOUS HEALTH AWARD
Mon 18th March 2013
ANTaR Qld would like to invite supporters to attend the 6th ANTaR Qld Closing The Gap Indigenous Health Award. Award presented by: The Honourable Glen Elmes Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier Parliament House, The Premier’s Annex Monday, March 18th 5:30pm for 6:00pm start-7:30pm Light supper will be served Please RSVP by March 15th: office@antarqld.org.au. Or Phone (07) 3844 9800
 
 

Other Activities

 

HUGE CARPARK CLEARANCE SALE

16th March

Aboriginal & Australiana design bags, bags and more bagsThe Kullilla-Wheel canvas bags - folding bags - travel bags, 3 zip bags, coin purses ..........and more Saturday 16th March 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm (ALL SALES OVER $50.00 EARNS A SPIN ON THE KULLILLA WHEEL) Great prizes to be won.... DREAMTIME KULLILLA-ART the one stop-cultural shop http://dreamtime.ismartsoftware.net/default.asp?PageID=165

 

NATIONAL CLOSE THE GAP DAY

21st March 2013
Events absolutely everywhere and yet services are being cut all over Queensland. Write to the Premier about how important it is to Close the Gap in Queensland in a generation. http://www.thepremier.qld.gov.au/tools/contact.aspx
 
CLOSE THE GAP STUDENT & TEACHER RESOURCES
The Close the Gap campaign has been running for seven years, generating enormous support from the Australian community – including many students and teachers around the country. Below, you’ll find a link to the newly updated National Close the Gap Day student kit and an Activities and Ideas PowerPoint to support all participating Australian schools. Designed for all age levels, the kit encourages students to become actively involved in planning and running their own NCTGD event. We’ve also provided materials to help teachers incorporate Close the Gap themes into their classroom activities prior to and after the day.
 
CORROBOREE HELP IN THE KITCHEN NEEDED
24 March 2013
If you can butter bread, chop fruit or sizzle a sausage then your help will be welcome on Sunday 24th at the Jagera Hall for the first anniversary of the Brisbane Sovereign Tent Embassy. Bring some supplies along if you can and simply come and lend a hand. Event starts at 12pm so come earlier than that. Call 0408 064 900 for more information.
 
 
LETTER WRITING CALL FROM STRADBROKE
Hello all interested in justice, re: unlawful sand theft from Stradbroke Island. Please see attached draft letter to Queensland Attorney General requesting proper justice for the prosecution of sand mining company on North Stradbroke Island. Please forward to all your networks. Your support is requested by considering the justice issue and if you are in agreeance, you can copy, or modify the attached letter and send in your name to the Attorney General. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated. In the struggle for justice. Dale.A. Ruska
 
BLACK DRUM ARTS AND CULTURAL MARKETS
Wednesdays
The Queen Street Mall comes to life every Wednesday with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural dance and music. Wednesdays. 11am – 2 pm. Different artists are featured each week 12-1pm. Enjoy vibrant performances, chat with local artists and immerse yourself in this cultural experience. www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/live
 
STATE OF EMERGENCY EXHIBITION
30 Sep - 19 April 2013
kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library Queensland, During the Commonwealth Games in 1982, Brisbane came alive with political demonstrations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander civil liberties and land rights. This incredible exhibition allows you to relive and reflect on this politically significant time through original footage and photographs, and personal stories from the advocates of this revolutionary movement.
 
 
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
From 25 May to 16 Jun 2013
Bertolt Brecht's epic morality tale about the ravages of war is given a unique twist by Queensland Theatre Company Artistic Director Wesley Enoch and Paula Nazarski in a dazzling new translation.
Instead of the 'Thirty Years' War of 1600s Europe, this near-future incarnation of the age-old story is set against the bleak backdrop of a post-apocalyptic desert where Mad Max might be at home – an Australia ravaged by devastating conflict, where life is cheap but business is still business. Ursula Yovich is the titular canteen-wagon mistress, shrewdly driving hard bargains as she shepherds her brood of three through this unforgiving, harsh wilderness. With an all-Indigenous cast, this fresh spin on Brecht's play delicately folds in themes of land ownership, the impact of mining and the stolen generation.
 
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This E-newsletter is compiled by ANTaR Qld and sourced from community news items. Subscribe on the right hand side of our home page. Our thanks to the editorial team of Mikie Gardner and Kitty Carra.

 

ANTaR Qld acknowledges the traditional owners of Queensland and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present. We also pledge our support for the ongoing struggle for rights, justice and recognition in this country.

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