Illawarra Greens. Social justice, environmental sustainability, peace and non-violence and grassroots democracy.

September 2018

Illawarra Greens Events

Illawarra Greens Monthly Meeting 
11am-1pm on Sunday 2nd September 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.

UoW Young Greens Annual General Meeting
Thursday 13th of September, 12.30pm-1.30pm at 67.301 of the McKinnon Building, on the UoW main campus
Electing a new executive and strategising for the next year, plus free food. Our local councillor Cath Blakey will be there to chair the meeting and local member Jamie Dixon will also join us to discuss future campaigns. All welcome. If you’re interested in going for one of the executive positions get in contact or just make sure to show up on the day. 
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Secure Jobs in a gig economy: Politics in the Pub with David Shoebridge and Arthur Rorris
Thursday 27th September, 6.30pm-9pm at the Illawarra Brewery
Traditionally unions have worked to defend workers by developing agreements with employers. But gig economy workers don't strictly have employers. What does it mean for the right to strike, and how about the Universal Basic Income? Plus we'll hear from local activist Nick Southall, author of "WOW - Wollongong Out of Workers Union"
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Illawarra Community Events

Illawarra Rail Fail Campaign Video Shoot
Sunday 2nd September, 5pm-7pm at Circus Monoxide, 3/3 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow
Filming a campaign video for better rail to an original jingle that has been composed by local musician, Jeremy Boulton. Roles range from AV tech to dancers and extras.
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Women's Adventure Film Festival
Tuesday 4th September, 7-9.30pm at Anita's, 264-270 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul
Short films celebrating the inspiring women in adventure

Heroines Anthology Launch at WORD SALAD
Wednesday 5th September, 6-8pm at Philanthropy Tribe, 151 Crown Street, Wollongong
Hear from the writers of The Heroines anthology - short stories and poetry that place women in the realm of the fantastical, from reimagined folk and fairytale, to mythology made startlingly new.
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Latin Film Festival
6-9th September at Gala Cinema,204 Cowper St, Warrawong

Rise for Climate across the world — there will be events in at least 78 countries
Friday 7th September12:15pm at Uni of Wollongong, Northfield Ave
Global Day of action to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

The Heroines Festival
Saturday 8th September, 12pm-5pm at Thirroul District Community Centre
A celebration of feminist writers who reclaim, restore, and reimagine women’s stories.

PANEL: Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) Utilisation
Thursday 6th September 6:30pm - 8:30pm @ ITAMS Building, Innovation Campus
Come to this truly "rotten" meeting to understand how modern composting turns municipal waste into a valuable product.
This meeting will be jam packed with information from the four presenters, including:
- Courtney Williams from Waste Management at Shellharbour City Council.
- Pat Keating the General Manager of Organics for the large Re.Group
- Phil Woods and Dr Heriberto (Heri) Bustamante from Sydney Water
Cost: $2 donation to cover refreshments
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NeverTown movie plus ‘Summer Dreaming'
Sunday 9th September, 5.30pm at CWA Hall Stanwell Park
$10 Entry- all proceeds to Surfrider Foundation to assist with the fight against proposed oil exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight. BYO Wine and cheese
UoW Enviro Day
Wednesday 12th September, 11am-2pm at UoW Duckpond Lawn
Stalls, vegie burgers, live music, lemonade and a lot more fun TBA
Out of the Shadows, In To The Light
Friday 14th September, 5.30pm-8.30pm at North Wollongong Beach
A community walk, speakers and live music event organised by the Youth Reference Group at Headspace to stigmatize mental health, and acknowledge the incredible and life-saving possibilities of communities that speak openly about mental health and suicide.
World Clean Up Day
Saturday 15th September, 9-11.30am at North Beach, Wollongong
Beach Clean Up along North Wollongong Beach, Wollongong Harbor, Puckeys Reserve and Puckeys Beach.
Dapto Jail Debate in NSW Parliament
Thursday 20 September
Following the presentation of 15,000 signatures, it's time to debate this proposed Dapto Jail.
Numbers are limited, so email [email protected] to RSVP.
Ride the Gong!
Saturday 22 September, 9am-1pm at Lang Park, City Beach, Wollongong
Celebrate Bike Week with free family activities, circus, magic show, Simple Cycles bike tune ups, helmet swap (old for new with RMS while stocks last), the latest local cycle maps, and the opportunity to meet the great people advocating for better cycle infrastructure at Bicycle NSW and Illawarra Bicycle Users Group (iBUG). Free giveaways and prizes to be won! Bike rentals will also be available from South Coast Bike Hire (discounted fees apply - $10/hour or $25/four hours)
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Workshop booking recommended: 
or contact the Wollongong Council Road Safety Officer on 4227 7111 or [email protected] 
Illawarra Community Events - Monthly
She'll Be Right 
7pm on the first Friday of the month at the Food Truck Servo, Port Kembla.
Another fun, femme night of music, storytelling, and much laughter.
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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 third Tuesday of the month 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 fourth Tuesday of the month 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

Rise for Climate Action
Saturday 8th September 10am at Martin Place, Sydney
International day of action to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.
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Rise for Renewable Energy Future’ picnic and rally
Saturday the 8th Sept starting with a rally at 10:30am followed by a picnic at 12 noon to 2pm
Starts at 10:30am at Ann Sudmalis Office, Cnr Junction and Berry Streets, Nowra with music, casual chats, petitions, t-shirts, information. 11am for speakers and make a chalk message for our Parliament, then at 12noon wander down to Nowra Showground to join Transition Shoalhaven's picnic.
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Act Up: #EndCoal in Newcastle
12-16 September in Newcastle
Join Front Line Action Against Coal (FLAC) with a fun, non-violent direct action campaign against the world’s largest coal port. On 12 and 13 September FLAC will host training sessions on all aspects of a non-violent campaign, as we converge on Newcastle. Bring your skills, your ideas, your mates and your passion to take our planet back! On 14 and 15 September we will launch a series of actions to starve the Newcastle port of coal.

Giiyong Festival
Saturday 22nd September, 10am-10pm at Jigamy, Eden
A multi-arts festival, celebrating traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture within the Yuin Nation. Baker Boy, No Fixed Address, Benny Walker, Nooky plus local acts including Gabadoo and Chelsy Atkins.
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Australian Women's Day - shared food and stories
Sunday 23rd September, 11am- 2pm at Bomaderry Bowling Club, 154 Meroo Road, Bomaderry
Calling Australian women - the freedom seekers and feminists, thought disruptors, change makers, dreamers and visionaries - to come and celebrate the inaugural Australian Women's Day. Share stories of what matters to you, and how together we can protect what's important to us - things like our families and their future, our planet and human rights.
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