RIGHT TO CALL HOME - AFFORDABLE HOUSING
14 March 2019 Assembly
Nine days before the next NSW election, join 2500 leaders and citizens at Sydney Town Hall to stand together for the common good. Together we will be seeking clear, concrete commitments on affordable housing, household energy and rental reform from both state and federal politicians seeking your vote.
Sydney Alliance, Vinnies NSW and the Everybody’s Home Campaign are jointly hosting the Assembly. The current turnout goal is to have 1000 people registered to attend by December 30th. Register now to be part of the largest, organised civic event of the New Year.
Fair Treatment campaign - Alliance for Drug Law Reform
LONG WALK TO TREATMENT
Dubbo to Sydney, 19 October - 2 November 2018
The Long Walk is the primary activity of the Fair Treatment campaign before the NSW State election.
The intent is to have a multi-faceted action engaging the public, politicians and media through an intensive two-week campaign in late October 2018.
Uniting, the care agency of the Uniting Church in Australia has been given access to research that shows that there is an alarming gap across the entire Alcohol and Other Drug treatment space:
About 50% of people requiring AOD treatment in Australia - 200,000 people per year - can't access it, specifically and alarmingly:
- Women with children requiring treatment for drug dependencies
- Those living in rural locations, for whom distances to crucial treatment services are unfeasible.
Can you help as a WALKER on a stretch or join the SHORT MARCH to NSW Parliament House on 2 November to present the Open Letter?
Contact: Stafford Sanders, Uniting: 0412 070 194 or email@example.com
Radical Sydney Tours are LIVE!
Spread the word! Join Natalie on a tour of Radical Sydney’s past - raising funds for organising Sydney’s future!
Secret stories of civil society organising all over the city:
Carving our political space for women, the sparks of the Indigenous civil rights movement, the fight to save Sydney from demolition and more!
More information and booking here:
The booking platform is through Airbnb’s Not-for-Profit experiences.
All funds come directly to Sydney Alliance and support the organising work.
Great opportunity to show friends visiting Sydney a unique story!
Depending on the results of the trial for May and June 2018, these tours may become a permanent fixture.
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.