Knitting Nannas to gather in Sydney for 3 days of activities

Knitting Nannas are getting ready for three days of plotting and action. If you’ve wondered about joining or meeting up with the Nannas here’s your chance.

Knitting Nannas from across NSW will be in Sydney for rallies and a mini-conference from 10-12 May.

NSW mid-north coast Nannas, Dom and Helen, are being represented in the Supreme Court of NSW by the EDO in a Constitutional challenge to the states new anti-protest laws.


Wednesday 10 May – All Welcome
09.00      Nanna rally outside Supreme Court 184 Phillip St, Sydney prior to EDO Constitutional Challenge
10.00      Court begins – We expect only a few people will be allowed in.
12.00      CommBank break up with oil & gas, 201 Sussex Street, not far from Town Hall station – Action organised by

Thursday 11 May – All Welcome
11.00      March to parliament from Queens Square via King Street, Pitt Street and Martin Place, join along the way or go straight to Martin Place.
11.30      Cnr of Martin Place and Macquarie Street – Welcome back pollies rally with live music, singing, street theatre and short talks from Nannas around NSW.
02.00     End

Friday 12 May 10am – Mini Conference
Nannas will gather at Temple on the Park, 158 Australia St, Newtown

Morning Session – All welcome
10:00      Registration and free morning tea
10:30      Welcome to Country – Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor
10:35      Nanna Song
10:40      MC Bernie Hobbs:  program outline
10.45      Nannas Joy of Disorganisation – about the Nannas
11:00      Key note speaker Professor Lesley Hughes from the Climate Council
11:40      Questions
12:00      Lunch – fee

Afternoon Session – Nannas only
01:00      Media presentation – Bernie Hobbs and Eury Aroney
01:30      Four breakout groups – coal, gas, koalas and logging, and waste and incinerators
02:30      Short reports on breakout groups, the anti-protest laws, Aukus and climate actions
03:05      Successful actions or campaigns – Stories from around the loops
03:30      Afternoon tea

Further information: Kathy McKenzie 0408 650 851

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