1 December. Quiet Day 2018. A quiet day with artist Rebekah Pryor and Chaplain Michelle Trebilcock for a day of creativity and contemplation: connecting with what is most precious as we enter the busy summer season. The whole Brotherhood community is invited to join the Brotherhood of St Laurence for a day of creativity and contemplation: connecting with what is most precious as we enter the busy summer season. Rebekah Pryor blends creative practice and philosophical reflection to explore themes of the body, the breath and the sacred in art and everyday life. Michelle Trebilcock, Chaplain to the Brotherhood of St Laurence, is passionate about spirituality for everyone. Cost: $20. 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, Father Tucker’s Community Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Fitzroy: enter via Fitzroy Street. Enquiries: (03) 9483 1367 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information and tickets 

2 December. Holding the Light. An ecumenical service of remembrance for victims and survivors of domestic/relationship violence. Special guests will be those who have lost loved ones, as well as survivors of family violence. Faith-based groups that run prevention programs will also be present at the event. The event is a faith-based contribution to the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign. Cost: Free, registration essential. Enquiries: (04) 5003 9288. Information and registration

5 December. 13th Annual General Meeting of Social Policy Connections. Refugees & their traumatised children: a tale of smoke & mirrors. Sr Brigid Arthur was one of the founders in 2001 of the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project, which has since assisted thousands of refugees and their families through the difficult processes of detention and resettlement. She is deeply concerned about the treatment of refugees held in Nauru and Manus Island, and of damaged refugee children transferred to Australia. Cost: Free, Donations are welcomed. 7.00 pm start. Social Policy Connections, 34 Bedford Street Box Hill, Box Hill. Information

5 December. Launch: Making Migration Law: The Foreigner, Sovereignty, and the Case of Australia. Australia is best understood as part of a longer jurisprudential tradition in which certain political-economic interests have shaped the relationship between the foreigner and the sovereign. In this book, Eve Lester explores how this relationship has been wrought by a political-economic desire to regulate race and labour; a desire that has produced the claim that there exists an absolute sovereign right to exclude or condition the entry and stay of foreigners. Lester calls this putative right a discourse of ‘absolute sovereignty’. Cost: Free, registration essential. 5.30 to 7.00 pm, the Common Room, Level 9, Law, Parkville campus, 185 Pelham Street. Enquiries: (03) 8344 4799 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information and registration

11 December. Lecture: An Evening with Malala Yousafzai. The Growth Faculty is delighted to bring the world's youngest ever Nobel Prize winner, equal rights and education activist, Malala Yousafzai to Sydney and Melbourne this December. At age 11, Malala began her campaign for the rights of girls to receive an education, blogging about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Her story continued after surviving a targeted attack by the Taliban at just 15 years old. Now a student at Oxford University, Malala continues to fight for the education of all children, all over the world. Cost: Various. 7.30 to 9.00 pm, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Information and tickets

 

 

 

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