AFTINET Annual Trade Justice Dinner - May 16
AFTINET is hosting their annual fundraising dinner on Tuesday, 16th May at Erciyes Turkish Restaurant in Surry Hills. Erciyes does delicious Turkish food in a great atmosphere, with plenty of vegetarian options.
All proceeds will support AFTINET’s trade justice campaigns.
WHEN: 6pm, Tuesday 16 May 2017
WHERE: Erciyes Turkish Restaurant, 409 Cleveland St Surry Hills
COST: $70 per person or $560 for a table of eight
RSVP by 9 May 2017 and book here
Special guest speaker:
Kate Lee, Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA
Kate is the Executive Officer of APHEDA, the global justice organisation of the Australian union movement. APHEDA works with unions in the Asia-Pacific region to prevent harmful social impacts from trade agreements like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and for a vision of trade Justice that respects workers’ rights and the environment.
Faith Ecology Network - Interfaith Prayer Vigil - 22 May
On the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2017, people of all faiths or none are invited to gather at a peaceful event to reflect on damage to Earth's systems and the extinction of species.
The Faith Ecology Network http://www.faithecology.net.au/ is holding an Interfaith Prayer Vigil at
TOWN HALL SQUARE, GEORGE ST, SYDNEY
on Monday 22nd May, 4.30 – 6pm
The vigil will include silence, prayer, meditation, chanting and singing, embracing messages of respect, thanksgiving, joy, lament, help, courage, forgiveness and healing by people from diverse faiths.
It is a public witness that we of different faiths are concerned, care about and act to preserve Earth’s Biodiversity wherever we can.
We invite your members and supporters to be present and also to invite their friends and families.
Program for schools and colleges in Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne
Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is offering an incursion program for schools in the Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan areas and Wollongong region.
Under the Face to Face program, a representative from RCOA and a speaker of refugee background present to students, teachers and other interested groups about the refugee experience. Refugee speakers share personal stories and give students the opportunity to learn about their experiences and their contributions to Australia. The presentations are linked to the school curriculum and cover who refugees are and where they come from, facts about refugees worldwide and in Australia, conditions faced by refugees overseas and Australia’s refugee policies. Incursions can be delivered as one-hour interactive presentations or two-hour workshops incorporating small group activities. The presentation package includes a comprehensive Resource Guide for teachers that contain links to lesson plans, follow-up activities and further reading. For more information, download our brochure.
What participants say about Face to Face
Thousands of students, parents and teachers have participated in our presentation sessions and workshops since it was launched in February 2014. Here is what secondary and primary school students said after participating in the Face to Face program:
I learned that refugees aren’t just faceless masses like the media portrays them, they are individuals and have stories.
When he explained his story and his perspective, I felt he gave us an understanding of his experiences and we were able to sympathise with him.
Final Year Student, Sydney University: Your session was the highlight of the semester.
Teacher: The delivery of facts and clarification of terms and the story the refugee told of his struggles and triumphs was very powerful.