Organizing Center and Bookstore
580 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Victoria 3056 Australia
(take the Upfield train to Anstey Station or North Coburg tram to Stewart St.)
Tuesday 10 am – 3 pm,
Wednesday 10 am – 3 pm,
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.
Or call for an appointment!
Events in Melbourne
Celebrate Stonewall 2018 – After Yes: Reviving the spirit of Stonewall in Australia and Around the Globe
Are you over the wedding cakes and the corporate floats? Were you inspired by 78ers marching in Mardi Gras and their vision of liberation?
Hear from a diverse panel of speakers who’ll provide a global sweep of the challenges faced by LGBTIQ people today, explore solutions and chart opportunities for resistance and solidarity.
- Sally Goldner: community radio presenter, bi and trans advocate
- Josh Mason: coordinates the blog LGBTIQ punk stories and is a veteran of disciplined counter-organising to stop Nazis, bigots and other unsavoury types in Melbourne
- Sara Niner: anthropologist and expert in gender politics on lesbian, bi and trans oppression in Timor-Leste
- Lisa Farrell: represents Radical Women in the Indigenous Social Justice Association and takes pride in having out-organised the World Congress of Families in 2014
- Chaired by Alison Thorne: Veteran queer liberationist and union delegate who edits the Freedom Socialist Organiser
Dinner served immediately after the panel, catering for all diets.
Dinner and door: $20 solidarity, $15 waged, $10 unwaged. $5 door only. Drinks available from the bar.
Jointly hosted by Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party.
To launch its 35th anniversary, Victorian AIDS Council is hosting Activism Then and Now, covering the spectrum of issues mobilising the LGBTIQ community into action, from the HIV epidemic and response to it and decriminalisation of homosexuality to the fight for marriage equality.
Among the speakers is veteran LGBTIQ liberationist, Alison Thorne. Alison is a founding member of the Melbourne chapter of Radical Women and managing editor of the Freedom Socialist Organiser. She was also among of the first grassroots activists to respond to the emerging AIDS crisis in 1983. This organising led to the foundation of VAC, which next month is celebrating 35 years of health advocacy, sex positive/liberationist education, service provision and leading a fightback for our lives Alison will join a stellar panel, who will reflect on activism then and now — most important, what next!
Doors open 6.30pm. Event begins 7pm.
Location: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library. When entering the State Library, use the La Trobe Street entrance.
Isn’t it time to fight back? This study is a tool for doing just that! We’ll learn about past achievements and failures, traditions and innovations in order to understand how working people got to where we are today and how we can move forward.
Led by two veteran union delegates, the study circle will discuss what Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Clara Fraser and contemporary socialist feminists say about organising within the trade union movement.
Commences Wednesday, 11 April and then every second Wednesday until 18 July*
* Note: due to the public holiday on 25 April, session 2 will be on Thursday 26 April
Dinner served at 6:30 pm for a $10 donation and session kicks off at 7 pm sharp