August 2018

Illawarra Greens Events

UoW Young Greens Clubs Day Stall
Wednesday 1st August 11-2pm at Duckpond Lawn, University of Wollongong

Illawarra Greens Monthly Meeting 
11am-1pm at Fairy Meadow on Sunday 5th August.
For more details contact 
Stephen Young
At 1pm we move onto a local café for lunch and a chat.


Illawarra Community Events

Stop Wage Left in the Gong!
6pm on Wednesday 1st August at North Gong Pub

Hiroshima Day Vigil
Monday 6 August at 8am meeting at the Peace Plaque, cnr Church St and Crown St, Wollongong Mall
Annual commemoration of Hiroshima Day, the first use of nuclear weapons against humanity.

Psychology of Peace 
Monday 13th August 6.30pm at Edmund Rice College, 112 Mt Keira Road, Mount Keira
All welcome to come hear the Prof Daniel Hutto, the keynote speaker at the Illawarra People for Peace's (IP4P) Annual General Meeting. IP4P exist to create practical peacemaking and community harmony opportunities in the Illawarra area and allow like-minded individuals to meet and network.
Science and Schooners: Friendly Fire
Wednesday 15th August, 4-5pm at UoW Unibar
Bringing together Indigenous Ranger Noel Webster of the Mudjingaalbaraga Firesticks Program and UoW Conservation Biologist Dr Owen Price to explore cultural burning and ecological dynamics.
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The Art of Seed Saving
Friday 17th August, 10.30-11.30am at Shellharbour Library
Learn about the wonderful world of seeds! From sowing and growing to collecting and storing. 
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Paradise Lost: The Erosion of NSW Environmental Laws, NSW 2011-2018
Friday 17 August, 17:30–18:30pm at UoW, Building 43 - Sciences Teaching Facility, Keiraville
Kate Smolski, CEO of Nature Conservation Council of NSW is presenting the 
2018 Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture
For more information about the event see here:
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The Circus Party
Saturday 18th August, 8pm at Illawarra Leagues Club, 97-99 Church Street, Wollongong
Unity Illawarra are celebrating with drag shows, games and running away with the circus. Unity is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing support for the GLBTQI community and their family and friends in Wollongong. 
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Illawarra Flame Festival
Sunday 19th August, 10am-2pm at Wisemans Park, Gwynneville
Science and Arts festival with guided nature walks, space show, fire talks, propagation workshops, 3D workshops and more.
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Unsung Heros of Australia's History
Sunday 19th August at 3-6pm at City Diggers, Church St, Wollongong
Moira Tyers, Bruce Watson and Wendy Ealey are performing an Illawarra Folk Club concert to celebrate the life and times of those who have quietly shaped this nation.
$20 members/$25 nonmenbers - more details: 
Tesla Tiny House Wollongong
Thursday 23rd August, 4-7pm, at UoW Innovation Campus, Squires Way, Fairy Meadow 
Tour a sustainable house powered by 100 percent renewable energy via a 2kW solar system and Powerwall. 
UOW Innovation Campus Trivia Night in support of SCARF
Thursday 23rd August, 5.30pm-9pm at UoW Innovation Campus, Squires Way, Fairy Meadow 
A 'Champions of Welcome' fundraiser with food, wine and mind boggling fun. Get a team together and book a table or buy individual tickets to join a team.
Tickets $50:
Wollongong Coal AGM Rally 
Friday 24th August, 10.30-11.45am at NSW Government office block, 84 Crown St, Wollongong 
Meet NSW Dept of Planning and Environment (DPE) and then proceed to Wollongong City Council to against the day of Indian-owned coal mining company, Wollongong Coal Ltd. DPE and Council bureaucrats have supported and enabled Wollongong Coal to pollute our environment and foul our air. They have failed to monitor and enforce compliance regarding the Russell Vale slag heap, dragging out the process of investigations for years, while limiting transparency and accountability.
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Music From Manu: Film and Q&A with Dawn Barrington
Friday 24 August, 6:30 for 7PM start at Thirroul Community Centre
A musician travels from a small town in Western Australia to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to visit refugee friends, where the simple joy of music provides brief respite from their harrowing plight.
Tickets $5 -
Human Flow - an intiamte screening at Two and You
Friday 24 August, 7pm at Two and You, 7 Crown Lane, Wollongong
This film is testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?
Tickets $18 -
Illawarra Community Events - Every month
She'll Be Right 
7pm on Friday 3 August 2018 at the Food Truck Servo, Port Kembla.
Another fun, femme night of music, storytelling, and much laughter.

Boomerang Bags Illawarra Sewing Bee
Every Tuesday 5:30pm-7:30pm at Flourish Australia, 3 Station Street Wollongong.
Days for Girls Sewing Bee
5pm-8pm on Tuesday 21 August at Port Kembla Community Centre
Monthly Sewing Bee sewing menstrual kits on the third Tuesday of the month. All welcome. Non-Sewers too!
SCARF Monthly Trivia Night
6pm on Tuesday 28 August at The Little Prince, Globe Lane, Wollongong
A fundraiser to support refugees entrants to build a sense of belonging and navigate the practical and personal challenges of starting a new life in Wollongong.
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Events beyond the Illawarra

Fix NSW Transport - City Lantern Walk
5.30-7.30pm Saturday 11 August starting at Sydney Town Hall Square
The Berejiklian NSW government is wasting $45 billion on WestCONnex and other toll roads while public transport is falling to pieces. Join the Illawarra Rail Fail contingent to shine a light on extra carriages, accessible platforms and frequent and faster South Coast rail services.
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Protest to Defend Your Right to Protest
Wednesday 15 August at 8.30am-10.30am at NSW Parliament, Macquarie St, Sydney
If we are serious about living in a democracy then come along and help protect our right to protest. The new law gives them the power to prohibit any protest or demonstration on public land. Protest with us outside NSW Parliament at 8.30am before we move a disallowance motion inside Parliament strip this authoritarian law from the statute books.
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