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TOGETHER YES! First Nations Voice to Parliament Community Forum/Information Series
MONDAY 17 APRIL to THURSDAY 11 MAY
"Together, Yes!" is a grass-roots organisation hosting community information sessions across coastal and regional Australia in the upcoming month. Locations include: Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Canberra, Nowra, Sydney CBD, Online, Darwin, Perth, Bunbury, Freemantle, Ringwood (Melbourne), Shepparton, Adelaide and more.
To find a local information session and to share it with comrades and non-comrades, go to:
New International Bookstore (NIBS) and SEARCH Foundation present: ‘Paris Is Burning’ Film Screening
At the New International Bookshop, Victorian Trades Hall, Melbourne.
Cohosted by the SEARCH Foundation
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it.
This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their "house" culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey.
Critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.
In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
RISING TIDE: WALK FOR WIND POWER
SATURDAY 3 JUNE