Monday, October 20, 2014

Walk Together Brisbane 25th October


Will you walk with me on Saturday 25th October  ?The 2014 Walk Together is taking place in more than 20 cities on the same day at the same time. Our theme for this year is "Common People, Common Dreams"

This year will be our first ever Brisbane Walk Together, so bring your mates and join us for a fun, family friendly walk to show Australia that we value and celebrate the cultural diversity of this nation!

Dressing up for the event is highly encouraged, help us make it a sea of colour!

The event will start at 1pm and conclude at 2:30pm with a short on-stage entertainment program.

We will start at Kurilpa Point Park in South Brisbane and will walk across the picturesque Kurilpa Bridge to the Supreme Court Plaza in George St, Brisbane CBD.

There will be prizes for people, who bring more than 5 friends along for the event.

This is a free event for the whole community!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

South Brisbane People's Market Monthly Raffle !!


Tickets available at South Brisbane People's Market 

15 Hope Street South Brisbane

Thursdays 11am-3pm

Visit us to check the weekly specials and our baked goods from the kitchen of Brisbane Common Ground

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Micah Projects AGM and Annual Dinner

2014 Micah Projects Annual Dinner

2014 Micah Projects Annual Dinner

Please join us for the 2014 Micah Project's Annual Dinner.
6.30pm Monday 3 November 2014
The Marquee, Victoria Park Golf Complex
223 Herston Road, Herston Q 4006.
We are delighted to have Tony Nicholson, BA, BSW (Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne) presenting 'The Future of the Community Sector'.
Please click here to download the registration and payment form.Please ensure you save the completed form to your computer before attaching and emailing to rsvp@micahprojects.org.au
Please RSVP by Monday 20 October 2014 to Micah Projects on 3029 7000 or email rsvp@micahprojects.org.au
2014 Annual General Meeting

2014 Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the 2014 Micah Projects' Annual General Meeting.
5.15pm Monday 3 November 2014
The Marquee, Victoria Park Golf Complex
223 Herston Road, Herston Q 4006.
Please RSVP by Monday 20 October 2014 to Micah Projects on 3029 7000 or email rsvp@micahprojects.org.au

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy International Day of Older Persons


Oh, at 61 i think I now qualify for this day. Greetings, accolades, wine, travel vouchers and massage offers are all welcome.And here is a reciprocal greeting to my peers and elders.  May we age with wisdom, grace and a healthy streak of eccentricity!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Queensland Community Alliance Assembly

On the night of Wednesday 29 October 2014, more than 500 people from across South-East Queensland will come together to take action.

I hope you'll be one of them. 
Together, we'll hear stories of how leaders from churches and mosques, unions and neighbourhood centres, homelessness charities and schools begun working together. 

We'll find out how they are listening to the pressures their communities face, and have begun working to find solutions.

We'll welcome new partner organisations to our Alliance.

You'll hear the plan for our next steps to work for the common good.

And together, we'll take action, by launching a listening campaign across South-East Queensland in 2015.

When: 5:30pm for 6pm sharp start, Wednesday 29 October 2014
Where: St Marks Catholic School, 92 Lilac St Inala Qld 4077


Your Invitation is here



Just Dates September

September is

31 August- 6 September  Legacy  Week 

1-7   Spina Bifeda Awareness Week /  /

3      Indigenous Literacy Day

7       Fathers Day / National Threatened Species Day /

7-13 Child Protection Week

8     International Literacy Day

8-14  National Stroke Week

10   World Suicide Prevention Day

11 RUOK Day

12 White Balloon Day

14-20 Disability Action Week Queensland

15 International Day of Democracy

16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

21 International Day of Peace

21-27 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

29 Death of John Pat in Roeburne Prison (1983) prompting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Local Events in and around Brisbane 

Brisbane Free University Presents: Gaza in Context

http://brisbanefreeuniversity.org/
BFU invites you to our upcoming session, which focuses on Gaza in the context of Israeli-Palestinian relations, and international human rights legislation.    The session features two excellent speakers (see details below), plus ample time for open discussion, questions and answers. 
Halim Rane is Associate Professor of Islam-West Relations in the School of Humanities at Griffith University, Queensland.  He formerly worked for the Australian Government Department of Immigration.  Rane’s research is interdisciplinary, encompassing media studies, sociology and international relations.  He is the author of numerous articles and books on Islamic and Muslim issues including: Media Framing of the Muslim World: Conflicts, Crises and Contexts, and Making Australia Foreign Policy on Israel-Palestine: Media Coverage, Public Opinion and Interest Groups.
Dr Natalia Szablewska is a Lecturer at Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice.  She specialises in international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights, and her current research is in transitional justice and different modes of empowerment.  She will present an overview of IHL and its applicability to conflicts between Israel and Palestine.
When: Thursday the 4th of September, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Where: The carpark under the Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary St, West End.
As always, all are welcome to attend, and the session is absolutely free.  See you there!