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June 2017

Male Supremacy, Human Supremacy and the Fate of the Ecosphere

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Centenary Lecture Threatre, Grosvenor Street
Sandy Bay, TAS Australia
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World Environment Day Lecture presented by Professor Robert Jensen Both the intimate problems of our lives and the world’s greatest ecological concerns are rooted in the same problems: the delusions of ownership and the illusion of control. In patriarchy men have claimed to own women’s bodies and, similarly, since the invention of agriculture, humans have claimed to own the earth. Professor Jensen argues these delusions have led many to believe that hierarchy and exploitation are simply the default settings of…

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An Invitation from the Zonta Club of Hobart to hear Professor Robert Jenson

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Quality Hobart Midcity Hotel, 96 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS Australia
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Pornography and Prostitution: What’s Justice Got to Do with It? Fashionable talk about “sex work” avoids basic questions about sex/gender justice: Is it possible to imagine any society achieving a meaningful level of justice if people from one sex/gender class could be routinely bought and sold for sexual services by people from another sex/gender class? Is justice possible when the most intimate spaces of the bodies of people in one group can be purchased by people in another group? Robert…

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Addressing Cultures of Injustice

June 8 @ 12:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Battery Point Hall, 52 Hampden Road
Battery Point, TAS Australia
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A workshop with Vikki Reynolds. This workshop invites CEO’s, Team Leaders, front-line workers and interested others to explore how we can work for social justice in ways that resist contexts, language, and practices that perpetuate the very conditions we seek to overturn. In coming together, we will be invited to critically reflect on the connections and paradoxes between community work practice and the concept of social justice doing. Social justice-doing offers a way to center ethics, and support solidarity, in…

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Our roles as (imperfect) allies in community work

June 9 @ 8:45 am - 1:30 pm
Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Road
Moonah, TAS Australia
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Facilitator: Vikki Reynolds. “Our collective goal is not to be good allies, but to help everyone experience justice, co-creating a society in which allies would not be required”. This workshop ask why we do the work we do, who are we doing it for? It focuses on how we show up for those we work with, and alongside; asking how we identify and relate to those who come through our doors, how we understand our roles. Are we service providers,…

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Ban The Bomb Vigil

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parliament House Lawn Hobart, Hobart, TAS Australia + Google Map

Join us on Parliament House Lawn for our BAN THE BOMB VIGIL. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Bring your Banners, your Families and Friends. Show our Government you want an end to the threat of nuclear war. Spread the word. A draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has just been released. It was drawn up at the United Nations in New York at the end of March. As final discussions on the treaty begin in New…

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Constance on the Edge – free movie

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Tasmania, Lecture Theatre 9
Newnham, TAS 7248 Australia
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Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. Visit www.constanceontheedge.com

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Tasmanian Youth Conference 2017

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm
Door of Hope, Christian Church, 50 Glen Dhu Road
South Launceston,
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TYC is open to young Tasmanians aged between 12-25 years and the wider youth sector. TYC provides the opportunity for young people to get together with the wider youth sector and initiate projects, learn skills, hear from dynamic speakers, and engage with interactive workshops on a wide range of subjects. It also provides an excellent chance to increase the social capacity and engagement of a broad range of young people.

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Human Rights Film Festival “The Opposition” premieres in Launceston

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Door of Hope, Christian Church, 50 Glen Dhu Road
South Launceston,
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Documentary film "The Opposition" was the opening night film at the 2017 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) in Melbourne in May and has just screened to standing ovations at the Sydney International Film Festival. Tasmanians now will be able to attend the Tasmanian Premiere of "The Opposition " as a special BOFA Film Festival screening in Launceston. Steeped in a legal dispute that prevented its release, The Opposition details the struggle of 3,000 residents of the Paga Hill…

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Welcome Tree in Salamanca Square

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Salamanca Square, Salamanca Square
Hobart, TAS Australia
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Amnesty International Refugee Rights Group will install a tree in Salamanca Square as a Welcome Tree for Refugee Week, which is an annual event which promotes positive images of refugees and celebrates the valuable contribution refugees make to Australian society. Join us in transforming the tree by writing messages of welcome and/or your story on cardboard and hanging them from the tree.

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Lanterns for Peace

June 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cornelian Bay Foreshore, Newtown, TAS Australia + Google Map

Join a family friendly event with entertainment and a free BBQ. Share your message of peace and welcome for refugees. As part of Refugee Week 2017 celebrations, the Multicultural Council invites you to watch as illuminated lanterns are cast from the shore at dusk. Lanterns for Peace

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