July 2018

Illawarra Greens Events

Illawarra Greens Monthly Meeting 
11am-1pm on Sunday 8th July at Fairy Meadow.
For more details contact Illawarra Greens convenor 
Stephen Young
At 1pm we move onto a local café for lunch and a chat.

Breaking the Cycle film night with David Shoebridge MP 
7-9pm Monday 16th July, doors open 6.30pm.
Kurrajong Hall 1 Dapto Ribbonwood Centre
Soup and tea available
Suggested donation - $15 waged, $10 concession and students.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/867152866825620/

South Coast Regional Greens Meeting
Sunday 22nd July, Batemans Bay.
Join Greens members from across the South Coast to to plan the up-coming federal and state election campaigns. Carpooling and billets available. For more details contact Stephen Young

Lantern Making Workshop
11am-3pm on Sunday 22nd July in Figtree
Join the folks from Illawarra Rail Fail for this lantern-making workshop. Drop in any time and have fun. Bring a plate to share. Help to get better Illawarra rail services by preparing lanterns for the Fix NSW Transport — City Lantern Walk on August 11, 5.30-7.30pm. This workshop will be run by a lantern-making guru from the and Rail, Tram and Bus Union (NSW). All materials will be provided, and you are welcome to bring along anything you see fit, as well as your creative flair!
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2092588707619341/ 
Address provided by message to those who RSVP as going

Sniff Off Launch - Wollongong
5.30-7.30pm on Friday 27 July, City Diggers, Church St, Wollongong
Wollongong is one of the most heavily targeted areas for drug dog searches outside Sydney. Sniff Off is launching in the Gong to expand our coverage of drug dog reports and to spread the word across NSW about why the drug dog program needs to go. Come down and meet other like-minded people in the fight for drug law reform, civil liberties and police accountability. Merch will be up for grabs on the night, so if you've ever wanted to nab a Sniff Off shirt, now's your chance!
Free Entry
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/193872664574998 


Illawarra Community Events

Magnified: A science arts exhibition
Opens Friday 6 July till 20 July 2018 at TAEMS Gallery, Building 25, University of Wollongong
Be dazzled by the beauty of science and learn more about the inner workings of the human body and the world around us. 52 stunning images of the work of researchers and students at Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), University of Wollongong (UOW) and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and BlueScope Steel.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/236213353806955/

She'll Be Right 
7pm on Friday 6 July 2017 at the Food Truck Servo, Port Kembla.
Another fun, femme night of music, storytelling, and much laughter.

Queer Arts Festival Launch
6-8pm at Project Artspace, 255 Keira St, Wollongong
Celebrate the strength, diversity and talent of our local LGBTQIA+ artists. 
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/405168066558851/

Pelaton Against Plastic
8-11am on Saturday 7 July 
Meet outside North Wollongong Surf Club at 8am and pedal to Port Kembla, where we'll spend an hour cleaning up the beach, followed by tucking into a single-use plastic free morning tea! Make a donation to Rehash Trash at www.theintrepidfoundation.org/peleton-against-plastic-wollongong and the Intrepid Foundation will match it dollar for dollar!
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/616752318706702/

Green Connect Open Day
10am-4pm on Saturday 7 July at Warrawong High School
Tour and talks of urban farm with complimentary vegetarian lunch.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/170822413613582/
To register please visit https://www.green-connect-vegbox.com.au/product/farm-day/

Hope 2018
3-10pm on Saturday 7 July at Servo Food Truck Bar, Port Kembla
Bands, performers, tasty treats, + sweet merch raising funds for suicide prevention. Come along and celebrate the memory of local muso Belinda Deane and others we’ve lost over the years.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/243020329579577/
Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=390829&

Live Conversation with Jenny Briscoe-Hough, Cultural Activist
7-8.30pm on Tuesday 10th July at The Little Prince, Wollongong.
The Creative Dialogues Program presents Two Tacos and a Top Hat, a public arts and culture series featuring live conversations about art and creativity with celebrated artists who have a connection to the Illawarra.


Meet Horticulturalist Carl Glaister
10am-12noon on Tuesday 10th July at Wollongong City Gallery, 41 Burelli St, Wollongong
come learn about native plants, enjoy a morning tea and the free travelling exhibition of May Gibbs' iconic artwork of the Australian bush.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/493785961081023/

IAMS Naidoc Open Day
10am-2pm on Thursday 12th July at the Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service, 150 Church Street, Wollongong
Cultural ceremonies, food, entertainment, children's entertainment, arts and crafts, fun activities and raffles.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/991426744341671/

Naidoc Family Fun Day 2018 - Because of her, we can
10am-2pm on Friday 13th July at Tharrawal Local Aboriginal Land Council, Couridjah
A fun filled day for the WHOLE community which will celebrating Aboriginal Culture, Rides, Community Markets and BBQ and fantastic Entertainment from a variety of local and out of area Aboriginal entertainers.

Most Wuthering Heights Day
11am-12noon on Saturday 14th July in the Crown St Mall, Wolongong
Dance in celebration of  feminist icon, Kate Bush, and Bronte's scathing indictment against tragic, dysfunctional and violent relationships.

SCARF Monthly Trivia Night
6pm on Tuesday 31st July 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.
Calendar reminder: https://www.facebook.com/events/2088188538082892/
Book tickerts: https://www.trybooking.com/SHUA

Mardi Gras: From 1978 till now
7pm on Wednesday 18 July at Wollongong City Gallery, 41 Burelli St, Wollongong
Sydney’s first gay and lesbian Mardi Gras took place in June 1978. Join some of the organisers and participants from the event as they discuss the social and political context of the time and the longer term impact of the movement from the 1970’s until now. Nibbles provided.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/652489721760552/

Desert Rose Reveal- A Festival Celebrating Sustainability
9am-4pm on Saturday 21 July 2018 at UoW Innovation Campus, North Wollongong
Team UOW is opening the doors to the Desert Rose House, our entry into the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018. This celebration will feature tours of the Desert Rose House, food stalls, sustainability talks and activities for the kids!
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/177170406312485/

Take Care Fest #2
Saturday 28 July at 2-9pm at Servo Food Truck Bar, 6-8 Wentworth St, Port Kembla
A festival of music and ideas to raise funds for the Black Wallaby Writers Dreaming Inside project led by local elder Aunty Barbara Nicholson to run writing workshops for Indigenous men in Junee Correctional Facility.

National Tree Day
Sunday 29 July at 10am-2pm at Guest Park, Fairy Meadow and Greenhouse Park, Coniston
Come get your hands dirty and plant a tree or shrub.
More details: https://treeday.planetark.org/find-a-site/ 

Events Beyond the Illawarra

Keeping Australia out of US Wars
6.30-8.30pm on Tuesday 17 July at NSW Teachers Federation, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills
Discussion of the need for an independent foreign policy for Australia. 3 speakers: Richard Broinowski on peace for Korea and Australia's role;  Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon on the need for an independent foreign policy for Australia; and Nick Deane, who will introduce the 'Give 'em the boot!' campaign to terminate the 'Force Posture Agreement' with the USA, and send the US marines in Darwin back home.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1875497736083383/

Phoning Party with Adam Bandt and Mehreen Faruqi
6-8pm on Wednesday 18 July at NSW Greens Office, 275 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite D, (Cnr Glebe Pt Rd), GlebeLead Senate Candidate Dr Mehreen Faruqi and Adam Bandt, Greens MP for Melbourne and campaigner extraordinaire, will be on hand as we build the campaign to elect Mehreen as the next Greens NSW Senator. There will be pizza, snacks and supportive training. All welcome.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2091225637864552/

#5YearsTooLong #12DeathsTooMany
Thursday 19 July, 12noon -2pm at MP Ann Sudmalis Office, Nowra
Join the Refugee Action Collective Eurobodalla atGilmore Federal MPs office to protest against keeping asylum seekers and refugees indefinitely and in inhumane conditions in Manus and Nauru. 
Five years too long: Evacuate Manus and Nauru!
1-3pm on Saturday 21st July at Sydney Town Hall
Sydney Refugee Action Collective (RAC) have called for a rally for the fifth anniversary of Pacific Solution 2.0.