Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Solidarity Salon
580 Sydney Road
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Tel: 03-9388-0062
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Saturday, 23 June, 4:00 pm
Celebrate Stonewall 2018
After Yes: Reviving the spirit of Stonewall in Australia and Around the Globe

Are you over the wedding cakes and the corporate floats? Were you inspired by 78ers marching in Mardi Gras and their vision of liberation? Hear from a diverse panel of speakers who’ll provide a global sweep of the challenges faced by LGBTIQ people today, explore solutions and chart opportunities for resistance and solidarity.

- Sally Goldner: community radio presenter, bi and trans advocate
- Josh Mason: coordinates the blog LGBTIQ punk stories and is a veteran of disciplined counter-organising to stop Nazis, bigots and other unsavoury types in Melbourne
- Sara Niner: anthropologist and expert in gender politics on lesbian, bi and trans oppression in Timor-Leste
- Lisa Farrell: represents Radical Women in the Indigenous Social Justice Association and takes pride in having out-organised the World Congress of Families in 2014

Chaired by Alison Thorne: Veteran queer liberationist and union delegate who edits the Freedom Socialist Organizer

Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Between Blyth & Stewart Steets. Take Tram #19 or Upfield train to Anstey Station. Plenty of parking.

Dinner served immediately after the panel, catering for all diets. Dinner and door: $20 solidarity, $15 waged and $10 unwaged. $5 door only. Drinks available from the bar.

Jointly hosted by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party
For more info: radicalwomen@optusnet.com.au or facebook: Radical.Women.Australia



Wednesday 27 June, 7:00 pm
Celebrating LGBTIQ pride
Activism then and now

To launch its 35th anniversary, Victorian AIDS Council is hosting “Activism Then and Now,” covering the spectrum of issues mobilising the LGBTIQ community into action, from the HIV epidemic and response to it and decriminalisation of homosexuality to the fight for marriage equality.

Among the speakers is veteran LGBTIQ liberationist, Alison Thorne. Alison is a founding member of the Melbourne chapter of Radical Women and managing editor of the Freedom Socialist Organizer. She was also among the first grassroots activists to respond to the emerging AIDS crisis in 1983. This organising led to the foundation of VAC, which next month is celebrating 35 years of health advocacy, sex positive/liberationist education, service provision and leading a fightback for our lives. Alison will join a stellar panel, who will reflect on activism then and now — and, most important, what next!

Doors open 6.30pm. Event begins 7pm.

Location: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library. When entering the State Library, use the La Trobe Street entrance.

Tickets are free. Book online at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/panel-discussion-activism-then-now-tickets-46312371550>

To attend with the Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party team, contact radicalwomen@optusnet.com.au