What’s it all about? What are the challenges a female journalist faces in a traditionally male dominated profession, especially in hot spots around the world? Mary Saliba, has worked at Al Jeezera for 5 years and has shown her courage moving to the Arabian Gulf as a single woman to cover the issues affecting the Middle East and the world in general. Mary will attend our special International Women’s Day celebrations to speak about her experiences, including her work covering the Arab Spring and refugee crisis in Syria. What will we cover? International Women’s Day is about celebrating women’s achievements and contribution to society. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, Mary will also discuss some of the experiences of women living in the countries she has visited. Come and listen to Mary’s amazing stories and join in on the discussion afterwards. Who will be teaching? Mary Saliba, is an Australian, born to Lebanese migrants, who has worked with the Al Jazeera Network, the largest broadcaster in the Middle East for 5 years. This free event is a partnership event with People Just Like Us, City of Sydney, the Jesuits Refugee Services and the women’s group Kings Cross Knitwits. Light refreshments will be provided on both the afternoon and night-time session.Read More →
Come and spend an evening with former television broadcaster Indira Naidoo, as she presents a talk about one of the passions in her life – Community gardening. You will also gain tips on how you can grow your own sustainable and edible garden, even in small balcony spaces.Read More →
The event serves as a call for unity and for positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation’s welcome for asylum seekers and refugees and to acknowledge the skills and energy they bring to this country.Read More →
In the age of Google Earth, Streetview and drone cameras, balloon mapping provides a low cost, easily accessible way of mapping the world around you. Balloon mapping is pretty straightforward, attach a camera to a balloon and take photos of the ground. The aerial images can be used to study and monitor natural resources, humanitarian issues and the built environment or be used in artworks and projects that require a different perspective.Read More →
Got a cause that’s close to your heart, something happening in your area that is getting your goat? Making your blood boil? How can you effect change and put the world to rights? In the age of ‘clicktivism’, mass email campaigns and online petitions, how do you get your MPs’ attention? How and why does your MP form their opinions and what you can do to help influence their priorities and plans?Read More →
As 3D printers become more sophisticated and affordable and a number of patents expire, their potential to assist in response to global development and humanitarian challenges increases dramatically. Already 3D printers have been used to print low-cost soft-tissue prosthetics and medical supplies and efforts are underway to make it possible to print solar panels, greenhouses, dental implants, and more.Read More →
We’ll cook an epic chutney that tastes smashing and also sustains our food system, by using ingredients rescued in the days leading up to the class — the wonky/squishy/ugly or simply unsold produce that would otherwise have been thrown away. Everyone will take home a small jar of the chutney they made in class.Read More →
It’s reassuring to think that slavery ended with good ole Abe Lincoln, but sadly it’s not true. Best estimates are that there are 27 million people in modern slavery. It’s happening every day, even in Australia.
We’ll learn what these situations look like, understand who ends up in these conditions, and why they get there. Finally, we’ll talk about what we can do to help.Read More →
In the age of ‘clicktivism’, mass email campaigns and online petitions, how do you get your MPs’ attention? How and why does your MP form their opinions and what you can do to help influence their priorities and plans?Read More →
In the age of ‘clicktivism’, mass email campaigns and online petitions, how do you get your MPs’ attention? How and why does your MP form their opinions and what you can do to help influence their priorities and plans?
With super-qualified teacher Alex Greenwich, independent State Member for Sydney.Read More →
If you’ve ever thought that feminism was old hat… if you’ve ever thought that it was only the domain of prudish academics and angry protesters… if you’ve ever found it hard to keep believing in… then this class will change your mind.
We’ll take an honest, upfront, and fun look at the movement of feminism, and find out it how it continues to strengthen and empower all of us. This is the stuff that Germaine Greer wouldn’t want you to know about!Read More →