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of events and activities broadly dealing with issues relating to social
justice and ethics that may be of interest to some CES members and supporters.
Please note that these are non CES organized and managed events and not necessarily CES endorsed.
Some of these are past events, but the links may still be of interest.
See the home page for any forthcoming events
Forced Adoptions - Do public apologies help?
Public Forum followed by refreshments and informal discussion.
When: Monday 10th September at 7.30pm
Where: St Ninian's Church Hall.
Cnr Mouat and Brigalow Streets, LYNEHAM.
Contact Ph:6251 2272
- Ms Meredith Hunter, MLA, ACT Legislative Assembly;
- Ms Jane Allen, mother who had her son forcibly removed;
- Mr Thomas Graham, Adoptee and Editor, Australian Journal on Adoption.
Here is a flyer (PDF, 115kB)
YOUTH EMBASSY EVENTS
Youth Climate Embassy
As the nation debates the short-term costs involved in legislation to tackle
climate change, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC)
is highlighting the needs of future generations who have no voice in
today's debate. ARRCC invites those interested to visit or join a Youth
Embassy for intergenerational justice on the lawns of Parliament House, Mon.
- Thurs. June 25th - 28th (incl.) 9 am - 4 pm.
It would be great to have a good crowd around the Embassy when we hold our
Press Conference at 11.30 am Tuesday June 26th.
The main aim is to draw the attention of Australians to the need for a safe
climate future for the children/grandchildren of the world and future
generations, particularly people in developing countries. The timing is for
the lead-up to the implementation of the Clean Energy Future legislation on
July 1st, when the media focus will be on the costs of taking action.
So far we have been inviting from people under the age of 25, to send in
their views in written or creative formats to:
They can also put their views on site at the Embassy.
Peace Pole ceremony
As part of the Youth Embassy vigil, Canberra Interfaith Forum plans to hold a
Peace Pole ceremony. Gathering around a Peace Pole people would listen to
youth sharing their view on care for creation. The ceremony is planned for 3
- 4 pm on Tuesday June 26th.
Peace in Parliament and harmony with earth and with each other, essential
ingredients for the future of our Lucky Planet as we debate the implications
of the Clean Energy Future legislation.
Please e-mail Terry Quinn at
firstname.lastname@example.org to register your
interest in participating in the Youth Embassy Peace Pole Ceremony.
The finale of the Youth Embassy will be on Thursday June 28th 6.30 - 8.30 pm,
a public Interfaith Forum on the question of intergenerational justice.
Speakers: Rev. Professor James Haire, youth speakers from a number of faith
backgrounds. Some of the short video contributions from youth will also be
shown on the night and a brief whimsical musical performance is planned.
When: Thursday, June 28 at 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Venue: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall St,
Cost: donations welcome
Contact person: Thea Ormerod
Ph: (02) 9150 9713
M: 0405 293 466
Organisation: Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform
Activity Date: Thursday, 21/06/2012
Professor Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC, Former Director Public
Prosecutions, NSW spoke on living with drugs: fostering a safe, open
and rational society.
Note - this was not a CES event.
An audio of the whole forum is here
and a transcript of Professor Cowdery's address is
Speakers: Mick Dodson AM, and Masepah Banu
In this seminar speakers Professor Mick Dodson and Masepah Banu will discuss how Native Title is changing lives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. They will also consider the next step in the 'rights agenda', the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution.
- WHEN: 7.15 - 9.30 pm, Monday 28 May 2012
- WHERE: Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 2nd Floor, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City
- COST: This is a FREE event. Light refreshments will be provided.
- RSVP: Please rsvp for catering purposes to email@example.com by 24 May 2012.
Note - this is not a CES event.
For more information please download the seminar flyer:
Rights and Recognition: From Native Title to the Constitution
Medical Association for Prevention of War (ACT) dinner
When: Tues Feb 28, 6.30 for 7 pm
Where:Brassey Hotel, Barton
Guest Speaker:Professor Marilyn Lake,
Professor of History at La Trobe University
Topic: "What's Wrong with ANZAC?
The Militarisation of Australian History"
Cost:$75 for 2 course meal with tea and coffee
Bookings:by Thursday Feb 23, to Maureen, on 6249 7824 or
poster (pdf, 118kB)
Clyde Cameron Memorial Lecture
When: 9am-1pm, Saturday 19 November
Where:University House, 1 Balmain Cres, ANU
Keynote Speaker: Prof Frank Stilwell
Topic: "Land, Social Justice and Sustainability"
poster (pdf, 209kB)
Public Lecture on Social Justice
When: 6:30pm, Friday 18 November 2011
Where: National Library, Canberra
Father Frank Brennan,
Professor Jon Altman
poster (pdf, 64kB)
Kathy Kelly, peace activist, visiting Canberra
Kathy Kelly, an American peace activist
who has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize,
will be visiting Canberra the week after next.
She will speak at the Australian Catholic University
on "The Inventiveness of Nonviolence, a Gospel Perspective".
Kathy has invested her life in search of non-military solutions to end wars,
often at great personal cost. Kathy has lived in war zones, sharing the dangers
with civilians in Nicaragua, Gaza, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
The link to the website for her visit, which is being
sponsored by Pace e Bene is http://www.kathykellytour.org/.
When: 5.30pm, Wednesday 2 November
Where: Australian Catholic University, Signadou Campus,
223 Antill St, Watson ACT
Speaker: Kathy Kelly
Topic: "The Inventiveness of Nonviolence, a Gospel Perspective"
poster (pdf, 582kB)
"New Perspectives on Ecology and
Sustainable Forest Management"
When: 530pm Tuesday 7 June
Where: Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra
Speaker: Professor David Lindenmayer, Fenner School of
Environment and Society, ANU, Australian Academy of Science
"Senior Years be Prepared - Legal Housing
and Safety Issues" - St Ninian's Uniting Church
When: 10:00 to 12:00 am
Wednesday 15 June
Where: St Ninian's Uniting Church
Cnr Mouat & Brigalow Sts Lyneham
Speakers: Heather Cox, Helen Taylor and Helen Judd
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