Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Solidarity Salon
113 Spring St
Reservoir, VIC 3073
Tel: 03-9388-0062
Email: RW.AUS@radicalwomen.org
Mailing address: PO BOX 2565, Regent West, VIC 3072
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Saturday 29 June, 4 pm
Stonewall Anniversary Event

From Stonewall rebellion to assimilation and pinkwashing:

How did we get here and what will it take to win LGBTIQA+ liberation?

Four youths of color at a rally holding picket signs and chanting. A red sign with white text says Queers for Palestine, a yellow sign with rainbow stripes says Queer Liberation NOT Rainbow Capitalism, a white sign with palestine flage along the left side and rainbow colors along the right side says Queers Against Israwli Apartheid

Fifty-five years ago the patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village fought back against a routine police raid. From drag queens to butch dykes, the working-class, multiracial, multi-gendered crowd were fed up with the ongoing harassment. Amongst them was Latina trans activist, Sylvia Rivera, who reflected that she was “not missing a minute” of what felt like “the revolution!” These events sparked Gay Liberation with its vision of revolutionary change, overturning patriarchy, dismantling heterosexism and winning freedom and equality for all.

What would these bold pioneers make of the world today, where queer workers toil in insecure jobs while their bosses co-opt rainbow imagery in the quest for profits? Or of Israel’s pinkwashing, which frames the occupation as a fight for LGBTQ rights and presents Tel Aviv as a gay mecca while dehumanising Palestinians and disappearing those who are queer.

Join us for a discussion about how we can win genuine liberation, leaving no one behind.

Speakers:

Graham Willett is the author of Living Out Loud: A history of gay and lesbian activism in Australia. A stalwart of the Australian Queer Archives, he’s been a gay liberationist and socialist since 1979.

Kayleen White is a veteran human rights and social justice activist. She co-founded Transgender Victoria in the late 1990s. She is a recent escapee from the corporate world of wastewater treatment to retirement.

Aaron Scheibner is bisexual/pansexual. He is a filmmaker who works as a carer and in retail to make ends meet. He is a union delegate with the Australian Services Union and a member of the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union and Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Natalie Feliks is a member of Ivy Network. She is a trans fem activist, a journalist and writer.

Alison Thorne organised Stonewall rallies in Melbourne in the 1980s and ‘90s. She is a founding member of the Melbourne chapter of Radical Women, a trade unionist and is the managing editor of the Freedom Socialist Organiser.

Chair: Henrietta Ebbs is a member of Radical Women, a queer ecosocialist and a unionist with the Australian Services Union.

Saturday 29 June, 4 pm

Thorne Harbour Health, 200 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford


The venue is fully accessible and located a short distance from Victoria Park Station.

A social with hearty dinner for a range of tastes will take place after the event.
$25 solidarity price, $15 waged, $10 low income.

Co-hosted by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

For more information contact rw.aus@radicalwomen.org or freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au

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Street address: Solidarity Salon, 113 Spring Street, Reservoir. Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 11 am - 5 pm.


Starting 17 April, 6.30 pm
Fortnightly Wednesdays through 26 June

In-person & online discussion group

In the eyes of revolutionary resistance:
Stories from Palestinian feminist fighters

Photo of a foung Palestinian woman wearing blue jeans, gray sweater, and a keffiyah scarp over her head. She has one arm stretched out holding a slingshot that has just been used. White lettering says Interviews with Radical Palestinian Women.

The bells keep tolling in Palestine, with over 30,000 people dead and numbers constantly rising. Yet amidst the roar of bombs, the voices of courageous Palestinian fighters resonate worldwide — echoed by unwavering global grassroots solidarity. The call from Palestinian women for justice and freedom is especially intense, because they carry the heaviest burden of Israel’s occupation and genocide.

This six-session study circle will delve into Palestinians’ historic struggle against Zionism through the firsthand accounts of women resisters. The Shoal Collective’s aim In compiling these stories is to see Palestinians not solely as victims of brutal oppression but “as fellow revolutionaries and as comrades in our intersecting struggles for a better world.”

Learn directly from these women leaders about their lifelong fight for freedom, looking straight into the eyes of a murderous occupier. Everyone is welcome!

A delicious dinner is served at 6.30 pm for a $10 donation; study sessions start at 7.00 pm.

Solidarity Salon, 113 Spring St, Reservoir
Few minutes’ walk from Regent railway station & plenty of parking

For more information or to get a copy of the reading and study guide, contact rw.aus@radicalwomen.org. If attending online, join each session here.