7 days of resistance

!!Calendar of events!! Hope you all get some rest this week coz starting next weekend there’s a whole bunch of stuff to get along to!

#7DaysOfResistance kicks off Saturday 20th.
Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR will host a series of events during the lead up to the Invasion day rallies.

Indigenous freedom fighters Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner Commemoration. Sat 20th, 12-2. At the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner monument.

First Nations pride, decolonising sex and gender, hosted by Incinerator Gallery and Midsumma Festival
Sat 20th, 2-3:30, Moonee Ponds

Climate Justice: A First Nations Guide to Resisting the Anthropo, hosted by Koorie Heritage Trust Inc, @NGV, Sat 20th, 6:30-7:30. Tickets sold out, but the event is being recorded.

Decolonise now! multi genre benefit gig hosted by Allies decolonising. Sat 20th, 6-11. Richmond

A Black GST special with Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WARRobert ThorpeMarjorie Thorpe & Clare Land. Sun 21st, 4-6. Melb museum.

**Banner, placard and flower making prep for Invasion day rally:
Sat 20th, 12-4. Glenroy https://www.facebook.com/events/219524018592198/
Sun 21st, 12-5. Brunswick
Sun 21st, 12-9. Collingwood

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Sun 27th: “We Survived”

This event is a gathering together of many First Nations artists based on Kulin Lands in Naarm who continue to display the strength and beauty of our peoples @ the Toff in Town, 5pm.




7 Days of Resistance

Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance invite everybody to participate in the 7 days of resistance initiative starting 20th January leading up to January 26th 2018. Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance will host a series of events during the lead up to the Invasion day rallies in various cities, regional and remote spaces across the country. WAR are encouraging mobs to create localised activities to maximise community participation and information sharing by creating banners, stencils, t shirts, stickers, paste ups, clap sticks, spears, boomerangs, dancing on country, eating traditional foods, smoking home and streets, weaving, singing in language, organise elders lunch and storytime, painting flags in public spaces, flying flags, ceremony with family and community. WAR are asking everyone to attend the Stolenwealth games in March 2018, we are raising funds for buses and travel expenses for community members wanting to attend the protest. WAR does not condone any activity that will result in being imprisoned.

#7daysofresistance #stolenwealth #invasionday

7 days of resistance was an initiative proposed by Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance in 2016 to encourage the public to be active in the lead up to invasion day every year. The 7 days of resistance initiative has been successful in activating the community in taking part in creative ways to protest the 26th of January celebrations. Melbourne saw three local councils vote in favour of honouring the Indigenous peoples by not holding celebrations on this day and furthermore to be guided by the traditional owners and wider Indigenous community to seek appropriate ways to remember those who fought in the frontier wars. The national Day of Mourning has been an inspirational landmark for community actions lead by prominent Aboriginal activist on the 26th January 1938 in Elizabeth Street Sydney City, NSW. Aboriginal resistance has been the foundation of Aboriginal existence, for we would not have survived if we did not honour the frontier wars. The Stolenwealth Games will be the main theme for 26th January protest 2018, to campaign against the celebrations of the Commonwealth worldwide.

– To rid any further celebrations of 26th of January
– Creatively change environment to resist 26th of January
– Build awareness of the history of Genocide
– Promote the Stolenwealth Games protest in March 2018

Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner Commemoration

Jan 20 12-2pm

On behalf of the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner Commemoration Committee I would like to invite you to attend the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner Commemoration which will be held at the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner monument at midday, Saturday 20th January 2018 at the corner of Victoria St and Franklin St, Melbourne.

more info

Climate Justice: A First Nations Guide to Resisting the Anthropo

Hosted by Koorie Heritage Trust Inc

20 Jan 6pm NGV

In partnership with the NGV Triennial EXTRA Festival, we are presenting a evening of discussion and performance with Australian Indigenous climate activists and artists who will come together to decolonise contemporary narratives and responses to climate change.

Hosting the evening will be Nayuka Gorrie with discussion by SEED members and performances by Hannah Donnelly and Real Blak Tingz (Gabi Briggs x Arika Waulu).

more info

Decolonise Fundraiser

A multi genre benefit gig and community event to get active and thinking during #7daysofresistance.
All money raised goes to Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR for costs towards organising 7 Days Of Resistance and resistance to the stolenwealth games, as well as actions going on at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.

We will have zines, resources and posters to take with you and stick up around town.

$10/$15. No one turned away.

West Papuan Food catered by Dapur Sampari, all proceeds go to West Papua campaign.

Bar: by donation.

Glitter Rats
Black Orchid Stringband
Madeline Hudson & Rose Turtle Ertler
Dissolve Shit
+More TBC

more info

Women on Country: Indigenous Sovereignty and Feminist Identity

Jan 24 6-7:30pm

Please attend the launching of and readings from Jeanine Leane’s Walk Back Over and Anne Elvey’s White on White – both published by Cordite Books – at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas on Wednesday, 24 January 2018. 6-7.30pm.

more info

Invasion Day 2018 #AbolishAustraliaDay

26 January at 11:00–12:00

Parliament House

Calling all community and supporters to stand with us on INVASION DAY 2018
Rally 11am
26th January
Parliament steps, spring st Naarm-melbourne

80th Anniversary of first Day Of Mourning protest called by William Cooper.
Bring flowers to lay on steps of parliament.

Meet for lunch after at Balit Narrun Festival in Treasury Gardens.

more info


Workshop 7: Principles and Frameworks for Accountability 

Monday 30 October 2016

33 Saxon Street, Brunswick, Victoria 3056

6:30 – 9pm

This panel discussion will engage various frameworks used to approach individual and community accountability and change. Drawing from extensive experience in diverse fields, each speaker will present on different ideas and strategies of accountability. There are both overlaps and tensions between these different principles and frameworks, and we hope to create a generative space to share and value diverse ways of thinking about accountability.

Speakers include:

Kirra Voller – Shut Youth Prisons Mparntwe

Kirra Voller is a proud Wirangu woman and musician. She lives in Mbantua raising her young family, and works advocating for young people and the abolition of youth prisons. She works alongside grandmothers who are traditional owners in central Australia advocating for aboriginal led alternatives to prison.

On the panel, Kirra will discuss alternatives to incarceration for young people and culturally appropriate responses for indigenous youth; including taking young people out to homelands.

We are very excited and privileged to have Kirra in Narrm/Melbourne for this panel.

Ada Conroy

Ada has extensive experience in the family violence sector and in facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change programs.

Ada will discuss core beliefs held by male perpetrators and how we can identify attitudes that underpin abusive behaviours and support violence against women
Lauren Caulfield 

Lauren is a community organiser whose work focuses on interpersonal and state-based gender violence and community-based responses to violence.

She has worked in the area of gendered and intimate partner violence in both community and agency settings for about 15 years, in community accountability responses and violence prevention, refuge and crisis support work and advocacy, and later in training and research. Her research centres on community-based interventions to violence, intersections between interpersonal and state-sanctioned violence (including the violence of the prison industrial complex) and the nexus of racialised and gendered violence. Lauren worked (with a collective of great humans) to establish the Melbourne Transformative Justice Network, and currently works on the Police Accountability Project (Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre) and with the Abolitionist and Transformative Justice Centre. She will be talking about community-based frameworks for violence prevention, intervention and accountability, with a focus on supporting survivors of family violence and sexual assault.”
Marisa Sposaro 

Marisa is a human rights advocate and prisoner support advocate. Marisa is a broadcaster for ‘Doin Time’, a show on 3CR Community Radio presenting information and discussion around issues faced by prisoners in the criminal justice system and migration.

For this panel, Marisa will discuss frameworks for the work they do with criminalised people, why they do the radio show ‘doin time’ and the importance of support and solidarity with criminalised people.
Anthony Lekkas

Anthony Lekkas is a counsellor and family violence practitioner at the Victorian Aids Council. He has worked in the not-for-profit community services sector for 14 years, as well as in private practice.

Anthony will discuss the work VAC are doing with same-sex attracted men in family violence perpetrator programs with a particular focus on the importance of working from an accountability framework by centralising victim/ survivor voices in all aspects of service provision and developing a formal observer program. Anthony will share the challenges and growth areas VAC have encounterd with this framework.

Anthony – Flemington Kensington Legal and Police Accountability Project

It terms of the police accountability project work we predominately apply state, institutional or legal forms of accountability upon the police – human Rights , legislative, rule of law, as well as apply ‘accountability’ via the civil courts . We also leverage various forms of moral, ethical and community based mechanisms in various ways. Anthony will also discuss Gay and lesbian / Queer Street Patrols, Aboriginal Night Patrols  and some other plethora of community patrols / safety projects / police alternative projects.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, the materials used will be posted following the workshop at the following link: http://www.undercurrentvic.com/resourcesfromtheabusesupportandaccountabilityworkshopseries/