Invasion Day @ OffMarket
January 26, 2011 19:30Published by group: OffMarket
Tagged as: free_spaces social_struggles solidarity
111 Lower Clapton rd, E5 0NP
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Opening hours: Sunday 12-6pm, Monday 12-6pm, tuesday 12-8pm
Open meetings are on monday 7pm if you want to meet us, check the space out or have any proposal to use the space!
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January 26th is "Australia Day" - the nation's annual public holiday to commemorate the founding of the white australian state. Anyone interested in questioning the celebration of the founding and maintenance of a nation through policies of genocide and dispossession, and in hearing about aboriginal resistance to the australian government's most recent racist laws is invited to this Invasion Day event. We will be screening the newly released documentary "Our Generation" (see below), giving updates from the Rollback the Intervention and Stop Black Deaths in Custody campaigns and facilitating discussion on solidarity and strategy.
A documentary film by Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis (2010)
A rollercoaster journey into the heart of Australia's Indigenous relations, a hidden shame that is pushing the world's oldest living culture to the edge. Through the stories of the Yolngu of NE Arnhem Land, the film looks at the Government's ongoing policies of paternalism and assimilation, examines the real issues underlying Indigenous disadvantage, and opens dialogue on ways forward that respect Aboriginal culture and dignity. A fresh look at unresolved issues, with music by John Butler Trio, Yothu Yindi, Archie Roach, Gurrumul, and Goanna
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