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Occupy Sydney Human Rights Festival Day, including Free Skool

Date and Time: 
Sunday, December 11, 2011 -
12:00am to 8:00am

Occupy Sydney invites individuals, families and inviting community groups to join us for a festival at Martin Place on 10 December – the Global Day of Action and Global Human Rights Day.

This family friendly festival will feature music, art, workshops (free school), open mic, talks and participation from a variety of communitiesSydney talking about global human rights and social justice issues.

The Festival will be held between 1pm and 6pm. The event is family friendly and all are welcome.

What has been so positive about Occupy Sydney is that it is an alternative space where diverse communities and individuals can come together to discuss ideas, issues and current struggles with the public in a public place.

The 10 December Festival will provide a positive opportunity for communities, families and individuals to connect with people in Sydney, and engage, discuss and share information about global injustice and human rights in a friendly, family orientated atmosphere.

The basic run of the day will be:
9am-12pm – set-up, meet and greet
12-1pm – Creative Action – Art mobs the city!
1-1.30pm – Lunch – bring food to share!
1-5pm – Info stalls and Free School (see schedule below)
5-9pm – Acoustic music and open mic
6-8pm – Dinner – bring food to share

Theatre from Kinetic Energy Theatre Company

Workshops from the Free School
1.30 – 2.30pm
•DIY renewable energy
•A History of Radical Sydney
•Women in Activism

2.45 – 3.45pm
•Borders and Occupy
•Community Renewable Energy
•Culture, Language, Identity, Belonging

4 – 5pm
•Discussion on Occupy Melbourne
•Quakers – Non-violence and activism
•Circus workshop

Music from 5pm:
Bianca Moon - A singer/songwriter from AU who is also based in the US. Bianca was present at Occupy Wall Street on the first day of protest. She will perform original music and some ‘fitting’ covers.
Air Hi 5 - Pop-Funk, Sax Rock, World Music, Latin duo from Sydney. Music for people that want more out of life, to know that someone is out there that loves you and is always there for you. Music to open the soul. Music for you, and for me
John Gordon – Featuring the controversial protest song ‘Australia (Wh$re of the World). Songwriter John Gordon says Australian coal exports are a national disgrace and tantamount to Environmental Crimes against Humanity. He said he aims to expose what is happening Down Under by distributing the song in South Africa, during the UN Climate talks.

10 December Global Day of Action site: http://dec10.takethesquare.net/english/

Facebook event - http://www.facebook.com/events/125879054192065/