Tuesday, 8 November 2011

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Tuesday 8 November, 6.30 pm:  Film screening: 'I Was Worth 50 Sheep'. 
Join us for an evening of learning and discussion with the opportunity to be part of creating change for Afghan women and girls. This is a compelling, award winning documentary film by Swedish filmmaker Nima Sarvestani that follows 16-year old Sabere's courageous actions to escape from and divorce her 55 year old, violent, Taliban husband of 6 years when she calls on the help and sanctuary of her family and a local Safe House in her desperate mission. Together, progress is made, however it becomes clear that this common pattern of abuse is about to be repeated as her young sister has been sold for 50 sheep. Venue: 1000 Pound Bend Cinema, 351 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Tickets: $20/$15 concession $25 solidarity ticket. Fingerfood and wine will be available for purchase. Bookings essential: Onnie: mok@connexus.net.au to pre-book your ticket. All funds raised will go to support women's projects of RAWA (http://www.rawa.org) and the Cooperation Center of Afghanistan (http://www.ccamazar.org).

Wednesday 9 November, 6.30 pm: Film Premiere: Dirt cheap 30 years on. 
An updated version of the 1980 film, Dirt Cheap, 30 years on...the story of uranium mining in Kakadu tells the story of how Ranger uranium mine was imposed on the Mirarr people in the late 1970s. The film also provides contemporary insight into the Mirarr's experience with Ranger and Jabiluka. The premiere will be inMelbourne on Wednesday November 9th at 6.30 at the State Library Theatrette with speakers including representatives from Gundjeihmi and the Environment Centre NT.
Wednesday 9 November, 6.30 pm: Prospects for Peace in Israel/Palestine. 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 NicaraguaGazaBosniaIraq, and Afghanistan. Venue: Church of AllNations, 180 Palmerston StreetCarlton$15 waged $10 unwaged (no need to book). Further info Simon: smoyle@gmail.com or Dale: d.hess@ozemail.com.au...
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 inNicaraguaGazaBosniaIraq, and Afghanistan. Venue: Collins St Baptist Church174 Collins StMelbourne$15 waged $10 unwaged (no need to book). Further info Simon: smoyle@gmail.com or Dale: d.hess@ozemail.com.au...
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 inNicaraguaGazaBosniaIraq, and Afghanistan. Venue: Commonground, near SeymourVictoria. $200 waged; $150 unwaged. Bookings essential, limited places. Registration now open. Further info contact Simon: smoyle@gmail.com or Dale: d.hess@ozemail.com.au...

Wednesday 16 November, 5.30 pm – 8 pm: Food Security Issues in Timor-Leste. 
The forum will address food security issues, including agricultural practices, climate, imports, skills, quality of seeds and many other issues The Keynote Speaker will be Dr Brian Palmer, former Agriculture Adviser to the President, Minister for Agriculture and ‘Seeds for Life’ Manager. He will be joined by two panel members: Dr Bev Wood Food Security Adviser and expert on food security issues David Adams Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment who will address land cover and land use issues. Venue: Edinburgh Gardens Community Room,Off Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy (Old Fitzroy Football Ground—Melway Reference 2C 1C). The forum will be webcast live on the evening from 6:15 pm at http://timorlive.vlga.org.au. For catering purposes please RSVP to Gary Jungwirth, Timor-Leste Project Officer by Friday 11 November 2011 via email, vlga@vlga.org.au or phone 9349 7999.

Wednesday 16 November, 6.15 pm doors; 6.30 pm start:  Traditional owners speak out against BHP. 
Public Forum + Q & A Discussion with National and International traditional owners:Peter Watts (Arabunna), Donna Jackson (Larrakia Nation), Richard Evans (Koara Gwa-da Tribal Leader), Felipe Ustate from Manatial Columbia; Campaigners: Mia Pepper (CCWA), Dave Sweeney(ACF).  Come along to meet & hear from traditional owners who are fighting to protect their homelands from being mined by BHP Billiton. Also meet the people, who work closely with traditional owners, in building the campaigns and public awareness on the environmental & health affects caused by mining coal & uranium. There will be a Q & A panel of Traditonal owners, who will be entering the BHP Billiton Annual general meeting on the 17th of Nov. Find out who BHP Billiton are and what they do to make their billions. 
Thursday, 17 November, 6:30 pm: Ending Conflict: Challenging the Signature of Peace and Democracy.  
Speaker: Prof. Adrian LittleUniversity of Melbourne. Why does the resolution of conflict play such a significant role in the operation of contemporary politics? Why is it assumed that the normative basis on which most ‘normal’ societies operate is devoid of the kinds of conflict that permeate societies with a less cohesive foundation? This lecture analyses the assumption that the absence of conflict is a normative good for any society and questions why the lack of such conflict is assumed to be the foundation of a stable political environment. In so doing it investigates the many presuppositions and assumptions that underpin these normative perspectives and the ways in which they have developed within the literature on peace and conflict resolution in societies such asNorthern Ireland. Simultaneously, it challenges the reception given to events such as the riots in theUK in 2011 as aberrant from the regular functioning of society. Venue: Public Lecture Theatre, OldArts Building, The University of MelbourneParkville. Admission is free. Bookings are required. Seating is limited. To register visit: http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/adrianlittle. For further informationplease contact Tamsin Courtney: Email: tamsinc@unimelb.edu.au; Tel: 8344 8985. 
Tuesday 22 November – Wednesday 23 November: Ethics in a Multifaith Society: Muslims and Christians in Dialogue. 
The conference “Ethics in a multifaith society: Muslims and Christians in Dialogue” is held in honour of M. Fethullah Gülen, from whom the Australian Catholic University Chair in the Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations, established in 2007, takes its name. For Fethullah Gülen, dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims is imperative, not only because of what followers of these three monotheistic religions have in common, but also because of their shared responsibility to make our world a more peaceful and safer place. Australian CatholicUniversity, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy.  Conference Program (PDF, 1.25MB)Conference Registration (PDF, 472KB);  Conference Poster (PDF,3.75MB)
Thursday 24 November, 7.30 pm: Morality & Climate Change: A Response to Cardinal Pell. 
Geoff Lacey, author of Sufficient for the Day: Towards a Sustainable Culture, will present a response to Cardinal Pell’s position. Study Centre of the Yarra Theological Union 34 Bedford Street Box Hill. Further info from Social Policy Connections: 9890 1077.

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