Thursday 6 November2014, 6.30pm
at Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road Brunswick.
During 2014, ISJA will meet the first Thursday of every month.
Due to health issues, Lex Wotton's Melbourne speaking tour has been postponed to 2015. All funds raised and donated will be used for the purpose for which they were originally intended. The appeal for donations is still open
Lex Wotton to visit Melbourne for 10th anniversary of Mulrunji death
19 November 2014 is the 10th anniversary of the shocking death of Mulrunji Doomadgee in custody at the Palm Island police station.
Five days later, the Palm Island community erupted in rage when the initial autopsy report revealed that yet another racist cover up was under way.
Respected community leader, Lex Wotton, was found guilty of inciting a riot and sentenced to six years jail, making him Australia’s most celebrated political prisoner and sparking a mass movement demanding his freedom. Released on parole in July 2008, Lex remained politically gagged as a condition of his “freedom.” With his parole ended two months ago, Lex can speak. It is important that the words of the courageous Aboriginal leader are heard.
Lex has accepted an invitation from the Indigenous Social Justice Association to visit Melbourne in November for a public meeting, a news conference and other activities to build the movement to stop Aboriginal deaths in custody.
ISJA has launched an appeal to raise money to fund this visit.
Deposit donation directly into the Indigenous Social Justice Association - Melbourne account with MECU Bank.
Account number: 70572117
Mark the deposit – “Lex” and then your name.
Alternatively cheques or money orders, payable to Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne or ISJA – Melb, can be sent to PO Box 308 Brunswick Vic 3056.
Saturday 11 October, 7 pm
A fundraising feast for free speech — dinner for Lex Wotton speaking tour
Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road Brunswick
The three-course dinner will cater for varied tastes including meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free.
The event will feature a special performance by Ezekiel Ox, entertainer, singer/song writer and founding member of Musicians Against Police Violence.
Tickets $40 solidarity price, $25 waged and $15 unwaged.
Bookings essential. To book email Sean Pickard: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISJA also welcomes offers to assist with organising this event, including other performers, volunteer cooks, assistance with publicity and helping, including with clean-up, on the night.
ISJA – Melbourne welcomes people to get involved in organising this visit.
Come to the next meeting: Thursday 2 October, 6:30 pm at Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road Brunswick.