SOS Events's blog
Thanks for being a part of a great week of vibrant convergence. Next years SOS will be happening in Newcastle NSW. Contact details will be posted on this website soon.
Love Music, Hate Racism?
Get up and ROCK AGAINST RACISM!
On FRIDAY 13th JULY a diverse bunch of bands, artists and DJs including CURSE OV DIALECT (Vic), COMBAT WOMBAT'S ELF TRANZPORTER and DJ WASABI, THE TIGERS, RYTHM INFINIT and DJ MISSILE and many more will perform at the FREE, ALL AGES ROCK AGAINST RACISM concert, from 4pm, at City Farm, East Perth - as part of the Students of Sustainability Conference 2007.
Rock Against Racism aims to bring together a culturally diverse range of people from the local and national community to facilitate cross-cultural harmony and promote zero tolerance towards racism.
The event is all-ages and aims to be as inclusive and welcoming to young people as possible, with a special commitment to creating a safe, drug and alcohol free space. A diversity of cultural representation will make the event particularly welcoming to young people from all backgrounds.
Rock Against Racism will also engage with over five hundred participants from the Students of Sustainability conference, which gathers youth and students from all over Australia and the Asia-Pacific to participate in social justice and environmental works.
The Rock Against Racism organising collective feel that it is incredibly important to promote cultural acceptance amongst young people, as they form their notions of Australian cultural identity. The organising collective recognises that racism can only be tackled through events that promote tolerance, diversity, and community, and hope that this event will have a lasting effect on young people's concepts of their community and how it could be.
Rock Against Racism emerged in 1976 in the UK in response to allegedly racist comments and gestures made by David Bowie and Eric Clapton. It was first conceived as an idea for a one-off concert against the rise of racism but has grown immensely since, with hundreds of RAR events held in affinity actions across the globe every year.
Ultimately if we wish to create a fair and just Australia, we need to recognise that young people have the potential to remap the cultural identity of Australia to a more equitable and harmonious nation.
Everyone is welcome to come down to City Farm on Friday July 13th from 4pm
Contact Rock Against Racism
Contact Curse Ov Dialect and Elf Tranzporter/DJ Wasabi
Curse Ov Dialect Media Page
Supported by the Office of Multicultural Interests, RTRFM 92.1, Sound Solutions, Deuce, City Farm, and Perth Indymedia.
One Day Tree Planting
'only one hundred places'
This Years SoS conference will activate your heart to funky tunes as you help plant 20 000 seedlings
The Bus leaves Murdoch @ 1:30pm Wednesday the 11th
PH Cara 0417958898
ALL AGESAND DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE
We need volunteers to take part in this day as planters, bus drivers, chefs, musicians and performers.
What to Bring: warm clothes, boots, warm bedding (sleaping bag swag/camp mat) wet weather gear, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, snacks and enthusiasm.
This is a drug and alcohol free event. Please respect this, as our focus is to maintain positive energy to plant trees in the ground.
Burrup Convergence: July 16th – 19th 2007
Perth – Karratha/Dampier - Hosted by Friends of Australian Rock Art
We've asked you to stand up and now we invite you to come up to the Burrup! FARA invite you to join us to see the ancient rock art of the Burrup Peninsula first hand.
The itinerary will include:
We are seeking registrations of interest for this tour now. If you are interested in joining us we need to know your preferred mode of travel:
For more information please refer to attached flyer and general information letter or contact Jeannine on 0421 616 943 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to circulate this invite to any others that may be interested in this trip. Bookings are essential for the coach option. Please register your interest for this option by Friday 15th June.
FARA urge all friends to write an email this week to the decision makers below expressing their personal disgust that Woodside and the WA government have allowed the Burrup to be re-listed on the World Monument Fund's Most Endangered Sites List for the 6th year running!! This is the third time the Burrup has been listed (biennial listing) and is the only Australian site ever nominated! Not something to be proud of! It is a shameful list for Australia to be part of and one that the WA Government and Woodside are ultimately responsible for! Stand up for the Burrup!
Senator Malcolm Turnbull
Premier Alan Carpenter
Senator Michelle Roberts - WA Minister for Heritage & Indigenous Affairs email@example.com
Senator David Templeman - WA Minister for Environment & Climate Change firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Warren Fish - Corporate Affairs Manager, Woodside Energy P/L
Mr. Meath Hammond - Indigenous Affairs Advisor, Woodside Energy P/L email@example.com
Woodside Energy P/L - Investor Relations
Friends of Australian Rock Art
Can't afford the mission to Perth? Before you spend loads o' dosh on train tickets or fuck the climate through flights to Perth, consider the oft-forgotten art of hitchhiking.
Hitchhiking is an official transport option to get to Students of Sustainability 2007 (well.... we say so, anyhoo). Hitchhiking is free, carbon-friendly, fun and adventurous but not altogether stupid, and it doesn't fuel wars for oil.
We've tried to compile a few tips and ideas to support peeps in hitching across da Nullarbor. You can view the Wiki made up for the challenge at: Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Nullarbor
It's still under construction, so please press the 'edit' button and fill in the blanks, such as offering places to stay for hitchhikers along the route or telling us how to get to the highway from your city. But most of all, fill in the bit that says that YOU are going to hitch there!
Big ups to da Green Geeks in Sydders who have donated a DIY solar backpack kit for the winner of the hitchiking challenge. See ya on the road!
Please send this along to anyone keen on comin' to SoS.
Maurice and Holly