Transgender Day of Remembrance

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A service held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fortitude Valley. 20 November 2017 for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Equal Voices Qld

Transspirit.org

Honouring transgender people in history

Faith resources

How can our government better support and foster human values?

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In the lead-up to the Queensland State elections on 25th November the Archdiocese of Brisbane has  launched a public forum inviting  discussion on public policy and Catholic values.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge encourages participation in these words:

” I warmly invite you to contribute your thoughts on the ways you believe the future Queensland Government could better support families, particularly those who support Catholic values. We would like to see improvements in learning and education from a future government that reflects the core values of decency towards Queenslanders. 

Your feedback can help to continue shaping an environment for our children, anchored among Catholic values that include respect for others”

 
The heading for the online forum points to “human values” yet the blurb invites a reflection on “Catholic values” This itself is a good starting point for conversation.  So, away you go. Let’s build this conversation. The link is here

Yes, November 2017

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“Yes” to Marriage Equality
“Yes” to Treaty with First Nations Peoples
“Yes” to ending off shore processing of refugees and asylum seekers
“Yes” to prison reform and restorative justice practices
“Yes” to economic justice and a living wage
“Yes” to environmental integrity and care for creation
“Yes” to inclusion and respect for differing abilities
“Yes” to a political culture that works for the common good
“Yes” to peace making rather than weapons and alliances with war makers
“Yes” to education that is creative, diverse and lifelong

Maqnmmet Alisher (Sharma) Memorial

We gathered in sadness.
We gathered in grief.
We gathered in our cultural diversity
We gathered to mourn the death of Manmeet Alishar.
We gathered to light candles in the darkness of unanswered questions
We gathered to comfort each other in the midst of distress.
We gathered with our bus drivers and cab drivers to acknowledge their service and great spirit.
We gathered with First Nations Peoples for a smoking ceremony to cleanse the place of an unspeakable act.
We gathered because we are human.

As a community photographer I look for ways to share my images with those who appear in my lens. This often happens at exhibitions, publication and through my online albums.

One year after we mourned this tragedy I have been honoured to have one of my works selected by Brisbane City Council as part of the memorial plaque to the late Mameet Alisher (Sharma) in Moorooka.

I covered the original memorial service after Manmmet’s tragic death and my reflections and images were included on the SBS Punjabi website.

The public display of my work in this setting is an honour and a witness to my commitment to cultural diversity and friendship with the Punjabi community

 

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Just Dates November

Supporting Men’s Health in Movember

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Just Dates: October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

International Day for Older Persons

2 World Habitat Day

4-10 World Space Week

8-14 Mental Health Week 

World Post Day

10 World Day Against the Death Penalty

12 World Sight Day

13  International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

15-21 Anti-Poverty Week 

16 World Food Day

17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

21 – 29 Queensland Children’s  Week

24 United Nations Day 

24-30 Disarmament Week

27  World Teacher’s Day ( Qld)

Local Events in and around Brisbane 

Just Dates September

September is

27 August- 2 September  Legacy  Week 

1-7   Spina Bifeda Awareness Week

     Fathers Day

3 – 9 Child Protection Week

3-10 National Threatened Species Week

4 – 10 National Stroke Week

6      Indigenous Literacy Day

8     International Literacy Day /    White Balloon Day

10   World Suicide Prevention Day / RUOK Day

10 – 16  Disability Action Week Queensland

15 International Day of Democracy

16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

17-24 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

21 International Day of Peace

29 Death of John Pat in Roeburne Prison (1983) prompting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Local Events in and around Brisbane