Monday, 17 October 2011

Dale Hess - Calendar - 20111018 to 20111111

Tuesday 18 October, 6 pm – 7.15 pm: From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Paths to a Nuclear-Free Future. 

  • Tens of thousands of Japanese citizens recently took to the streets to demand a nuclear-free future. Since the March 11 crisis at Fukushima began, ICAN has worked to provide the public with accurate information about the health effects of radiation. We have also drawn attention to the inextricable link between nuclear power and nuclear weapons. This month, we invite you to a forum in Melbourne with Steven Leeper, the chair of the A-Bomb Museum and Peace Park in Hiroshima.Green Building, 60 Leicester St, Carlton. Inquiries: or 03 9347 4795

Tuesday 18 October, 6 pm – 9.30 pm: An evening of Brotherhood with Emmanuel Jal. 

  • On Tuesday 18 October supporters of the Brotherhood will have the exclusive opportunity to meet international hip-hop artist and human rights activist, Emmanuel Jal at a screening of the Emmy-nominated film War Child. Emmanuel will be talking with his childhood friend, David Vincent, about their shared experiences as children in an Ethiopian refugee camp. These experiences are depicted in the film, War Child, which tells Emmanuel Jal’s story. Venue: The Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford 3067, Melway ref 2C, J10. Contact: Brotherhood of St Laurence:; Phone: 9483 1301

Wednesday 19 October, 6 pm – 7 pm: You say you want a revolution: Emmanuel Jal speaks.

  • Sudanese rapper and writer Emmanuel Jal is a child of war. The internationally acclaimed hip-hop star is celebrated for his electrifying concerts and albums, songs written about his homeland and his history amongst the violence and horror of civil war. Alongside his musical appearance for the Festival, for one night only he discusses peace and reconciliation, his experiences as a child soldier and survivor, and his memoir War Child. Fairfax Studio, the Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Rd Melbourne. $20 and $12 concession. Booking fee applies. Website:

Thursday 20 October, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm: Hamer Oration on Good Government: A public lecture with Professor Larissa Behrendt, "Under the Radar: Indigenous Governance". Prof. Larissa Behrendt 

  • is a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman. She is the Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. A barrister of the Supreme Court of the ACT and NSW, Larissa Behrendt graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the University of New South Wales. She became the first Aboriginal Australian to graduate from Harvard Law School when she gained her Master of Laws and Senior Doctorate of Jurisprudence. Copland Theatre, Arts West Building, University of Melbourne ArtsWest Building, University of Melbourne. Free event but RSVP essential.  To book your place, please visit:

Friday 21 October, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm; Saturday 22nd October 2011, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm: National Justice Symposium. 

  • Keynote speaker: Frank Vincent QC. Frank Vincent will be addressing the question: What does a humane and effective justice system look like? Key leaders across the justice system will address: crime prevention; sentencing and restorative justice; prisons; transitional and post release support. Friday evening entry by donation - TO; Saturday $75 or $50 concession - TO BOOK: closes on 14 October. Limited seating capacity - bookings essential. Enquiries - Tel: (03) 9427 7388 or email: For information Symposium is jointly sponsored by Jesuit Social Services and the Public Policy Institute, Australian Catholic University.

Saturday 22 October, 8 pm: Notes from the Hard Road and Beyond: A Musical Collaboration from Revolution to Redemption. Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Dempsey, Emmanuel Jal, The Black Arm Band, John Schumann. 

  • notes from the hard road and beyondchronicles an inspiring canon of songs from civil rights, anti-war and women's suffrage to environmentalism, feminism and the abolition movement in a glorious and daring celebration of the music of protest, rebellion, love and hope. Weaving together music by Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger and Green Day, to name just a few, notes from the hard road and beyond is a unique and joyous testament to the indomitable nature of the human spirit, expressed through music. Sidney Myer Music Bowl, King's Domain, Cnr Linlithgow and Alexandra Avenues,Melbourne3004.Website:

Thursday 27 October, 6 pm – 7.30 pm: Ethics in Philanthropy Debate. Does philanthropy reinforce the distinction between the haves and have nots? 

  • Come and hear what some of our leading philanthropic and public policy thinkers and commentators have to say. Speakers: Prof. Dennis Altman, Rod Quantock, Emeritus Prof. Dorothy Scott, Stephanie Alexander and Cath Smith. Co-hosted by Melbourne Writers Festival, Australian Communities Foundation, ABC Radio National and Federation Square. BMW Edge, Federation Square. Free, bookings essential. Book now

Friday 28 October, 2 pm – 5 pm: Free public forum on religion and ecology to launch theForum on Religion and Ecology @ Monash. 

  • Panelists: Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black (founding President of Greenfaith Australia), Assoc. Prof. John Bradley (Monash Indigenous Centre), Dr. Padmasiri Da Silva (Monash Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology),Prof. Norm Habel (Theology, Flinders University), Elyse Rider (Monash Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies), Dr. Salih Yucel (Monash Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology). Monash University Caulfield H Building Room 1.16. RSVP (for catering purposes): with subject line: Forum on Religion and Ecology RSVP.

Saturday 5 November, 9 am – 11 am: Oases breakfast: Climate Change and Natural Law. Speaker: Barrie Pittock. 

  • While the message is clear that climate change is here (and in some areas, might already be having disastrous effects), there is still hope for the future, and the ideas presented here will inspire people to take action. Barrie Pittock did a Ph. D. in physics in 1963. He joined CSIRO in 1965 and worked on stratospheric ozone, solar-weather relationships, surface climate change, the climatic effects of nuclear war, and the greenhouse effect. Cost waged $25, unwaged $15. Augustine Centre, 2 Minona Street, Hawthorn. RSVP to OASES 03 9819 3502 or

Thursday 10 November, 7.30 pm: Conversations with Kathy Kelly. 

  • Kathy Kelly, nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has been described as probably the most respected leader in the American peace movement.  Kathy has invested her life in search of non-military solutions to end wars, often at great personal cost. Kathy has lived in war zones, sharing the dangers with civilians inNicaragua, Gaza, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Venue: Collins St Baptist Church, 174 Collins StMelbourne. $15 waged $10 unwaged (no need to book). Further info Simon: or

Friday 11 November, 6 pm  – Sunday 13 November, 4 pm: Transforming the world, Transforming ourselves: a weekend retreat with Kathy Kelly. 
  • Kathy Kelly, nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has been described as probably the most respected leader in the American peace movement.  Kathy has invested her life in search of non-military solutions to end wars, often at great personal cost. Kathy has lived in war zones, sharing the dangers with civilians in Nicaragua,Gaza, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Venue: Commonground, near Seymour, Victoria. $200 waged; $150 unwaged. Bookings essential, limited places. Registration now open. Further info contact Simon: or Dale:

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