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Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture 2017

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Surry Hills Community Centre

405 Crown Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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Juanita Nielsen, publisher of the independent paper NOW and active campaigner disappeared in July 1975. It is widely thought that Juanita was kidnapped and murdered because of her stand against over development and local corruption. A coronial inquest found that Juanita was murdered. Her murderers were never brought to justice. It is widely believed that Juanita was killed by agents of the developers.

Since 2001 Lee Rhiannon has hosted the annual Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture to commemorate the life and times of Juanita Nielsen and the Green Bans, and to encourage recognition of women in public life who are standing up on issues that matter. The lecture is open to the public and the guest speaker delivers a speech about a significant public issue.

Free entry. Please RSVP at the link above.
Drinks and nibbles from 6:30 for a 7pm start

The MC for the evening will be student and activist, Aesha Hussain.

Speakers:
Natalie Lang is the Branch Secretary of the Australian Services Union (NSW & ACT Services Branch). Natalie has worked with members in the Water, Transport, Airlines, IT, Private Sector and Social, Community, and Disability services industries for ten years, including organising workers across NSW and the ACT in the ASU’s historic equal pay campaign which achieved wage increases of between 23% and 45% for social, community and disability workers. She has been outspoken on the impact domestic and family violence has on members and society generally. Natalie has a degree in Social Sciences majoring in Employment Relations from the University of Western Sydney. Natalie is an active member of her community and a very proud Sydney Swans supporter.

Natalie will be speaking about what it takes to deliver a civil society. She will explore how the neo-liberal ideology has significantly undermined how our community and public services are funded and run, and how this assault on our vital services has attempted to shut down the voices of advocates and has contributed to the growing inequality in Australia.

Abigail Boyd is a global finance lawyer, the Deputy Secretary of the Australian Greens and Co-Convenor of the Greens NSW Women’s Working Group. Abigail is passionate about addressing the power imbalances and economic inequality in our society. She has stood as a Greens candidate in federal and state elections.

Abigail will speak on the life and times of Juanita Nielsen
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