Sydney Knitting Nannas joined many other groups including Move Beyond Coal, 350.org, XR Drum Rebellion, Australian Religious Response to Climate Change and Lismore activists at a demonstration outside the Financial Review Banking Summit at the Hilton last Tuesday. All these like-minded people were there to tell the Big Bankers plotting inside to stop funding destructive polluting fossil fuel mining.
Our Islands Our Home
Some Nannas went to see Our Islands Our Home a film screening and Q and A session organised by 350.org on Tuesday.
An Al Jazeera documentary, ‘Australia’s Torres Strait Islands: Swallowed by the Sea’, follows Yessie Mosby’s journey as he fights for his island home. He takes on Australia’s government to protect his island home from rising sea levels. After the screening, Yessie gave a very moving talk. There were many tears in the audience at the Nest Creative Space in Waterloo.
“It really is a terrific film and he is an inspired storyteller.”
“If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth a good look.”
Nanna Craft Get Together
Nanna Elizabeth hosted another craft get together last Saturday. Five Nannas and a friend attended and a bit of plotting happened on the side. More Craft Get Togethers will be held where you can chat, work on your own craft project, share skills and materials and discuss ideas for new projects. No experience necessary.
Barka: The Forgotten River
A new First Nations exhibition developed by Uncle Badger Bates and Justine Muller with the Barkandji community is on at the Australian Museum.