Tag Archives: social change

Fire plugs

It’s been a full on week, so hot again and fires all over the place. I am a long way from anything that is happening (and hopefully it will stay that way), but it must be grim for those closer … Continue reading

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I am woman (part 2)

It’s 125 years since (white) women got the vote here in South Australia as well as the right to stand for parliament. I was at the library the other day, and the Council have put up images there of local … Continue reading

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Dancing towards a better world

It was the 30th anniversary dinner for the Graham Smith Peace Trust last night. Guest speaker was Garry Stewart, artistic director for 20 years now of the Australian Dance Theatre. I love ADT and going to dance performances generally, so … Continue reading

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Led by young people

This week the student led climate strike was on. I was at work, and not able to go, but I felt so pleased that, led by young people, many others participated. I spoke to Bet on the phone afterwards and … Continue reading

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Magic sticks

Last night I went to the annual fundraiser for the Graham F Smith Peace Trust, along with most of the other Trustees of the Suzanne Elliott Charitable Trust. We also went to an event put on by them a few … Continue reading

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Footy in the suburbs

It’s coming up for footy finals the length and breadth of the land. I am a fairly cursory follower – I try to always know enough to be able to talk about what’s going on, but I don’t go to … Continue reading

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Kulila

I went to the Art Gallery last night and saw the exhibition of Aboriginal art that is part of the Tarnanthi Festival. It was all really beautiful and thought provoking, and I could have spent hours more time there (but … Continue reading

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A meeting with the elders (or Peter’s Party)

Peter Willis has appeared in these pages before, and is back again, this time for being instrumental in bringing together a gathering of the Social Developers’ Network (SDN) here in Adelaide. This is an organisation that has been supporting people … Continue reading

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One Night, One Voice

We were part of a world-première movie screening last night. It was an amazing night, and the culmination of lots of people’s work in making the movie, and of a determined group people in our region who wanted to be part of … Continue reading

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The joys of being on a committee (truly!)

It seems that people often speak of how tedious meetings are and what a drag it is to be on committees. I have certainly had the experience of pointless meetings and stressful committees, but not nearly as often as the … Continue reading

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