It was a fabulous evening. Unfortunately, not enough people attended to appreciate the sheer fabulousness of it. You all missed out! To make up for your absence, please send donations to:
Qld Greens Human Rights Working Group
PO Box 5763
West End, QLD 4101
“We’re all in this together’ – Friday March 31, 7pm-9pm, Metro Arts
The official launch of the Human Rights Working Group of the Queensland
Greens. Issues, ideas and entertainment…
Special guests included:
**Chris Maver, popular gay activist and entertainer, performed songs and a reading from his book, The Girl in the Lime Green Bikini. He was sensational!
**Zoe Rathus, Senior Lecturer at the Law School, Griffith University. Zoe discussed imminent changes to the family law system, particularly in the area of domestic violence. Scary stuff actually.
**Juanita Wheeler, Queensland Greens spokesperson for Human Rights and Australian Greens convenor, focused on the need for an Australian Bill of Rights.
**Carman Parsons from Action Reform Change Queensland (ARCQ) spoke on LGBTI rights. Zoe discussed local and federal issues. Her information was so important and necessary. I needed to know this stuff. Thanks Carman.
Special features included:
**Bellydancing by Lorelle from the Academy of Middle Eastern Dance and friends. They were so fabulous! They all wore green too. Absolutely stunning.
**First public screening of ‘Baxter 05: A Greens Perspective’. About the journey of 35 Brisbane refugee activists last Easter.
**Screening of ‘Australia’s New Gulag: Christmas Island January 2006’ with Senator Kerry Nettle. Unfortunately, the CD was too scratched and didn’t work.
Greens hug people too. We tried to raise funds to support policy development and direct action for Human Rights in Queensland. Unfortunately, not enough people knew about that event. Well, I’m hoping that’s the reason anyway!