Fundraiser gig! Folks for GMAR | Jura Books
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Fundraiser gig! Folks for GMAR

Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Jura is delighted to host a folk punk fundraiser gig for Grandmothers Against Removals. There will be music from Andy Paine and Spindles and spoken word by Lizzy Jarrett, with more to be announced. Please spread the word and come along!

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** This event is taking place on stolen land of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. **

Come along to this night of great entertainment in support of Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR). We have gathered passionate musicians and poets who will stir your soul like it’s a hot soup. Don’t let your soul congeal! Come get it stirred! On the line up so far:

LIZZY JARRETT is a sovereign warrior woman from the Gumbaynggirr, Bundjalung, Dunghutti clans and is a direct descendant of the original stolen generations. She now makes it her life duty to help advocate for her peoples rights through activism, poetry, art, music and volunteering to community. She is a member of GMAR Sydney an organisation that fights for the return and restoration of aboriginal families that are still being torn apart by government policies.

ANDY PAINE roams around the country, playing his folk-punk protest songs everywhere from street corners and loungerooms to picket lines and forest blockades. He sings about trying to change the world and get ourselves free.

SPINDLES writes songs about love, revolution and cosmic wonderment. She uses a guitar and a violin to make you feel things. Sometimes there is a band, sometimes there is a loop pedal. This is one of those loop pedal times.

And more TBA

$10 donation at the door*, proceeds will go to GMAR

GMAR is a grassroots movement led by First Nations grandmothers committed to fighting the ongoing Stolen Generations by taking power from the state and giving it back to communities. They are currently working toward a national gathering at the Canberra Tent Embassy, where First Nations leaders from around the country will get together to plan the next phase of the movement. https://www.facebook.com/GMARsydneybranch/

*If you would like to attend but can’t afford it right now, please contact Bron (pm or text 0420 345 015) to arrange an alternative, for instance we need helpers on the night!

~~About the venue~~
Jura Books is a not-for-profit and 100% volunteer-run bookshop and collective, who are working to create a radically different world: one based on freedom, equality and justice for everyone, as well as environmental sustainability for all life on the planet.

Accessibility. The downstairs shop area where the gig will be held is fairly accessible to a person using a wheelchair, but the rest of the building (including the library and toilets) are up one or two flights of steep stairs. For the night, this will not be a dry space. Jura is currently seeking input as to how to improve their accessibility: http://www.jura.org.au/node/2998.

Jura is a safer space. This means that the venue and the organisers of this event strive to prevent and resolve situations where attendees feel unsafe. You can read the full policy here: http://jura.org.au/saferspaces.
If you feel unsafe, or experience any behaviour which crosses your boundaries, please approach an event helper who will be identified on the night, a Jura staff member or a trusted friend whom you feel comfortable talking to. They can talk to you about how you wish to resolve the issue and can act on your behalf if you desire.

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7-10pm, Sat 17th March, at Jura.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/171761730141756/