Past Events

Reclaim the Night

Reclaim the Night Sydney will be held at Hyde Park on the 31st October 2014. Reclaim the Night is a global annual protest against gendered violence traditionally held on the last Friday in October each year

DATE: Friday 31st October
TIME: 6.30PM
PLACE: Hyde Park North

Facebook Event: Click Here

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Protect Our Right to Choose: Stop Foetal Personhood

TAKE ACTION ––– RALLY at Martin Place, Sunday 23rd February from 12:00 until 13:00.


Fred Nile’s proposed amendment to the NSW Crimes Act, “Zoe’s Law”, is due to come before the NSW Legislative Council at the beginning of March.
At the end of last year the NSW Lower House ignored the fact that most people in NSW are pro-choice and passed this amendment, which will create personhood for a foetus.
If Zoe’s Law is passed, rights will be given to a foetus for the first time ever in NSW. Supporters of Zoe’s Law – like Fred Nile, Mark Speakman and Greg Smith – say that this amendment will not impact on abortion rights in NSW. We know they are wrong. We know that attaching rights to a foetus has been the first step for many American anti-choice groups seeking to limit access to abortion, and put the rights of a foetus over the rights of the mother.
Zoe’s Law has passed the NSW Lower House, make sure it doesn’t pass the Upper House. Join this protest to make sure our politicians know NSW is a pro-choice state!
For more information click here.
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SNAP ACTION – Thursday 21st November 2013 5:30 pm NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street. Zoe’s Law may pass the lower house of NSW Parliament tomorrow. Full details here.

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SNAP ACTION – Thursday 19th September 2013. The lower house debate on Zoe’s Law is set to occur and we are stacking out the gallery with women “keeping watch on our rights”.10am. NSW Parliament. No banners or signs. All that can come are welcome (see full campain link below)

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Check out the campaign being run against Fred Nile’s ‘Zoe’s Law’. Our Bodies Our Choices will give you all the media updates and information of how your representative is voting.

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The Women’s Electoral Lobby is holding a Lobbying Workshop this Tuesday the 27th of August.

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The F Collective and the Women’s Electoral Lobby invite you to our forum:

Why pick on sole parents?

Sexism, welfare and bad policy decisions

The attack on our welfare system has intensified in recent years, culminating in the axing of the Sole Parenting Payment, forcing single parents onto the totally inadequate Newstart allowance.

The total abolition of the Sole Parenting Payment, for single parents with children over eight, is just one example of how our social safety net is being undermined by government decisions. Accompanying this is the opportunistic stigmatisation of members of our community currently relying on the welfare system.

Come along to this forum and talk about the role of the feminist movement in fighting for a decent social safety net, and what we can do to create change before the election!

Details:

Thursday the 11th of April, 6-8pm

Location: Wesley Centre, Level 3 220 Pitt St, Sydney.

Child-minding facilities are available.

RSVP is essential: alustica@welnsw.org.au

Speakers include:

Amanda Parkinson – journalist and F Collective member
Beth Goldblatt – Research Fellow at UNSW Social Policy Research Centre
Dr Cassandra Goldie – CEO Australian Council of Social Services
Eva Cox – feminist activist, the Single Parents Action Group.
Cassandra Goldie will be speaking about ACOSS’ appeal to the United Nations to challenge the Sole Parenting Payment cuts.

Child minding: Let us know at thefcollective@gmail.com if you require child minding, and the age of your child.

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Destroying the Joint: A fundraiser for Reclaim the Night

Destroying the Joint: a fundraiser for Reclaim the Night, Sydney

The F Collective are hosting a fundraiser for Reclaim the Night Sydney.

Tickets: $10 concession/$15 general/$20 supporter. Nibbles provided, cash bar. Book here: http://www.trybooking.com/CAFR

Facebook here.

Come along to hear Jane Caro and Jenna Price talk about destroying the joint. Thursday 1 November, 6 pm, Trades Hall Auditorium, 377 Sussex St, Sydney

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Action on the community service cuts campaign at 12.30pm Tuesday 23rd of October at NSW Parliament House.

Facebook event here.

The NSW Liberal Government are looking to save money and our community services are on the chopping block.

A document obtained under FOI reveals these services are under threat.
– Twenty10
– Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre
– Redfern Legal Centre Financial Counselling Services
– Welfare Rights
– West St Wollongong
– Margaret Jurd Learning Centre

Pretty up in pink, wear your heart on your sleeve and join us for a lunch of street theatre and public action this Tuesday at NSW Parliament House.

Hosted by the wonderful women at the FCollective.

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Bring out the home made placards: Protest against extreme right to lifer David Bereit

Tomorrow 3 September 7.30am SHARP at Notre Dame University, the corner of Abercrombie and Broadway, Sydney.

Facebook event here.

Boston, MA

Image source.

F supplies the leaflets, you bring your home made placard and glitter and shiny self!

NSW Right to Life has invited this American guy called David Bereit to Australia. He’s spoken at a number of events and tomorrow will be speaking at Notre Dame University. He trades in guilt, lies and manipulation and has created a vicious and intimidatory campaign of “vigils” outside of abortion clinics in the States. His organisation is looking to do the same stuff here in Sydney. We want to show him that women in NSW have no patience for this rubbish. F Collective is hosting a protest outside his breakfast tomorrow. All are welcome. If you need details or directions call Georgia on 0488 217 535.

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Manage this. Women’s voices on Income Management.   

Income Management working group

 It’s your world – it needs your feminist thinking.

 When: Wednesday 22 August 6pm

Where: Amnesty International Building, 1/79 Myrtle Street Chippendale.

 A few weeks ago, the F Collective and WEL co-hosted the forum ‘Manage This: Women’s Voices on Income Management’.

We would like to form an Income Management working group to look at the broader implications of this major policy change; a space to strategise about where we are at, what the gendered implications for this policy are and what we can do about it. We need to develop ideas for limiting the damage and supporting alternative policies, given the Opposition is promising to extend this type of control over payments to all on welfare.

This is a space to bring your questions and ideas and explore the possibilities of policy change. There is a need for clear feminist voices on important issues like welfare payments. Let’s be creative and active on this important and timely issue. Let’s be strategic and effective! Join us.

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Street art working bee:  For feminist ideas, against income management.

Thursday 16th August at 6pm

Level 1 79 Myrtle St Chippendale

Contact Meg 0431 961 689

Bring your ideas and some supplies to share, we will have paper, paint and some other basics available.

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Protection Rackets: gender, mobile subjects and the state

Protection Rackets: gender, mobile subjects, and the state

Thursday 16th August at 7pm

Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

Entry by gold coin donation

Facebook event here.

the second in the cross-border collective’s monthly series of seminars on the theme of Politics, Colonialism, Borders. This event will be a conversation with Elena Jeffreys, Kiran Grewal and Tanya Seriser on the theme of gender in state practices of ‘protection’. Drawing on their experience in various international contexts, the three speakers will discuss how state practices and discourses of protection often require women to perform ‘victimhood’ in order to access the rights and protections of the state. They will also consider how this may limit women’s autonomy and may even legitimise state violence.

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It’s your world – it needs your feminist thinking 

6pm – Tuesday 31 July

Teacher’s Federation NSW 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills

No matter what your stance is on Income Management, the role it has played in the Northern Territory and plans now in place to see it rolled out around Australia – it cannot be denied that women’s experience of the policy is central to the debates that currently swirl around the issue.

A recent report by Equality Rights Alliance found that many women did not feel safer under the policy and that it often resulted in feelings of a loss of respect and dignity.

As the Government rolls this policy out to five test sites around the country – what is this going to mean for women more generally in Australia? And is this policy really the answer?

Come along to this event to be co-hosted by the F Collective and WEL NSW and hear:

  • Ms Randa Kattan –  Executive Director of Arab Council Australia and spokesperson for Stop the Intervention Sydney.
  • Eva Cox – writer, feminist, sociologist, social commentator and activist.

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Extremist Activity

Art exhibition by feminist artist Cigdem Aydemir, running until April 14.

Attend the live performance this Saturday, 31st March, 1pm at A-M Gallery, Newtown.

Join the Facebook event here.

Extremist Activity is a series of performances that explore body politics, feminism and Islamophobia, in particular the idea of the Niqab and Burqa being a security threat. These performances, documented in both video and photography, are about reclaiming body-space.

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Inspired by the IWD picnic and politics

You are invited to join us to work out:

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

ADD YOUR VOICE AND SHAPE OUR FEMINIST FUTURE

Feminist Q&A panel with Eva Cox, Charity Danquah, Fran Hayes and Nai Brooks

Meet the F collective – Discuss revolutionary ideas

6-9pm, Monday April 2 2012

Level 8 -187 Thomas St Haymarket

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Re- generation! Make our future feminist!

Where: First Fleet Park

When: Midday – March 10

Join us on facebook

This International Women’s Day join us for a community picnic, live music and world-changing chatter. Last year was 100th Anniversary, so let’s look forward this year! Meet some fabulous young women and hear their views.

There will be fantastic feminists to chat to.

There will be lots of feminist organizations to find out about.

There will be feminists working for a world where there is creative stuff, fun and fairness for all

There will be information for you to gather and spaces to talk and share ideas.

There will be fabulous female artists.

There will be you.

It’s your world. Start shaping it on IWD 2012.

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