Run For A Cause

Be the change you wish to see in the world

-Gandhi

Join RUN FOR A CAUSE to help raise funds for Australia Aids South Africa Inc. (AASA) who partner with urban and sub-urban community organisations in South Africa. These organisations work to ease the effects that individuals with HIV/AIDS encounter.

ABOUT AASA

Australia Aids South Africa Inc (AASA) is an Australian-registered Not-For-Profit organisation, which was founded in 2003 with a mission to relieve the pain and suffering of those is South Africa infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. By partnering with urban South African communities and organisations, AASA raises funds in Australia to ease the financial burden individuals with HIV/AIDS encounter.


DATES: Sunday 28 October 2018
TIME: 9AM
LOCATION: Point Ormond, Elwood (Google Map)
EVENT PAGE: Buy Ticket Here

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ENTERTAINMENT

Sanny Veloo aka @sannygotsoul not only sings, plays guitar and writes songs in the key of universal love, but he will be performing at this year's RUN FOR A CAUSE
Sanny is familiar with being surrounded by the likes of Fall Out Boy and has performed along side other Grammy award winners. Later this year he heads to the Hollywood Hills to begin work on his solo album catch him in Melbourne before he leaves Australia.


 There will be lots of food to fuel your appetite.

There will be lots of food to fuel your appetite.

 To get you warmed up before your run, Callanetics with Ania will have you sorted.

To get you warmed up before your run, Callanetics with Ania will have you sorted.


AASA PROJECTS IN SOUTH AFRICA


Sinethemba – Cape Town

Sinethemba provides home based care to people infected by HIV/AIDS. Monitoring and education is at the forefront of the organisations objectives. AASA assists Sinethemba by providing resources to facilitate training and education programs to the facility’s Home Carers. This includes supplying the carers with uniforms and professional development workshops.

House of Resurrection – Port Elizabeth

House of Resurrection is a home for children infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS virus. Many children living at the facility are infected with the virus and/or have lost their parents due to the epidemic. Children living at the facility are cared for until the age of 16. After 16 children work with the facility social worker to find adoptive and foster parents.
AASA supports House of Resurrection by financing the position of the social workers. Many of the children living at the facility suffer emotional trauma and find it difficult to cope with school work.

AASA also assists in the employment of an afterschool care teacher to assist these children with school work.

Tygerberg Community Outreach Program – Cape Town

Tygerberg Community Outreach Program supports post-acute teenagers, after they have been discharged from hospital. AASA funds educational camps to teach life skills to these teenagers who have been affected by HIV/AIDS, and come from very low socio economic families.

iThemba Lethu – Durban

Themba Lethu works to support children who are aged between 10 and 18 years of age and display risk taking behaviour. The facility aims to implement engage children at a young age, instilling in them the value of self-worth. Behavioural change programs are implemented at the school in order to reduce risk of taking behaviour and HIV infection.
iThemba Lethu also implements a 5-year HIV Prevention Program to enable the community to build healthy families. The facility assists with home visits, one on one counselling and monthly educational workshops.

AASA supplies the facility with clothing, books, toys and home goods.

Contact Information

Email: info@runforacause.com.au

Known Rivers

Photography Series Exploring Bla(c)k Identity

A journey into the complexities of what it means to be bla(c)k in urban Australia today

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American documentary photographer and filmmaker, Nate Palmer, is hosting an exhibition of his latest project, ‘Known Rivers’; a portrait series investigating and celebrating the diversity within the bla(c)k community in Sydney. The work ventures on a journey to better understand the complexities of what it means to be bla(c)k in urban Australia today.


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Palmer shared how the project idea stemmed from a desire “to have people from all different backgrounds together in one space to celebrate the things we actually share.” By accompanying his visual works with respective audio interviews of the subjects, this exhibition seeks to foster a space that inspires conversation within and between communities.


to have people from all different backgrounds together in one space to celebrate the things we actually share.
— Nate Palmer

DATES: 17-28 October 2018

GALLERY HOURS: Sunday - Tuesday, 11AM-5PM

OPENING RECEPTION: 17 October 2018, 6PM-8PM

LOCATION: 107 (107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016)

EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/544510659322594/

About Nate Palmer:

Originally from Washington, DC, Nate Palmer currently lives and works in Sydney. His work has been exhibited at the Gulf and Western Galleries in NYC and the FAMU Gallery in Prague, though ‘Known Rivers’ is his first solo exhibition. 

Contact Information

Nate Palmer

Email: natelangstonpalmer@gmail.com

Telephone: +61 423 846 912

The work will be on display at 107, an art space dedicated to creating positive social change and connecting emerging communities. An opening reception will be held, open to the public, on 17 October 2018 from 6PM to 8PM with a host of performances from local artists and complementary eats from Southern Soul, a local vegan soul food kitchen.

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Maggie Stone

A Powerful Indictment of Racial Prejudice

In Australia, migrant communities have frequently been maligned by
fear mongering and racism. With fear propagating division and isolation, Maggie Stone asks us to take a cold hard look at ourselves.

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Thuso Lekwape and Branden Christine


THUSO LEKWAPE and BRANDEN CHRISTINE play mother and son Amath Deng and Benedict 'Benny' Deng in Emma Stone. A stage show that the Broadway World Australia has this to say about it:

"Maggie Stone is a powerful indictment of racial prejudice... A superb evening of thought and emotion provoking theatre that will stay

with audiences for a long time after." 

THUSO LEKWAPE
South African-born actor and 2016 Helpmann Award nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his debut theatre role in Prize Fighter at Brisbane Festival graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art at the end of 2014, snaring his first acting role immediately after graduation with the Kriv Stenders directed television drama The Principal.

He then appeared in his first feature 2:22, an AmericanAustralian thriller, as well as Aquarius Films’ feature Berlin Syndrome and the television series Random and Whacky for Ambience Entertainment.

Thuso hosted the children’s television program Imagination Train and has narrated several programs for ABC Radio.

BRANDEN CHRISTINE 
Christine is an American stage and screen actress based in Australia since 2005. Along with acting, Branden is a writer and producer, creating independent productions for Adelaide Fringe – A Nightmare on Love Street and ‘Carnally’.

Her stage credits include A Riff on Keef – The Human Myth (Griffin), Hedda Gabler (Belvoir Street Theatre) The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You (Riverside Parramatta),Penelope (Siren Theatre Co), The Lunch Hour (Darlinghurst Theatre), and Dante’s Inferno (Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company). Branden’s film credits include a features role in ‘Remembering

Agatha’, ‘Dance Academy; The Movie’, ABC’s ‘Soul Mates’, as well as the award-winning Australian Sci Fi web series Airlock (Marseille Webfest 2015).


 Maggie Stone is a powerful and confronting show about racial prejudices

Maggie Stone is a powerful and confronting show about racial prejudices


This is a play about the people in our community and the attitudes that makeup our society.
It will make you question your own views...
— Kryztoff Raw, Adelaide
Astutely incisive and often bitterly funny
— The Australian

Meet Maggie, a hard-hearted small loans officer who doesn’t owe the world a thing. That is until she finds her fate unexpectedly intertwined with that of the Deng Family. After refusing the plea for an $800 loan, Maggie learns of the consequences that follow, leaving her indebted to a family left behind.
 
Maggie learns first-hand the politics of charity, for even favours require gratitude, investment requires returns and an outstanding debt awaits satisfaction. text block. You can use it to add text to your template.

Director Sandra Eldridge sees Maggie’s journey as one of “greater understanding and appreciation of the migrant experience, especially when faced with such discrimination and hostility as the Sudanese community are in this country.”

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SHOW DETAILS

Season: 3 - 21 October

Times: Tues - Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm | 3pm Sat Matinees on 13 & 20 October

Duration: 90 minutes (incl interval)

Price: $38 - $54

Where: Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Eternity Playhouse

Link: http://www.darlinghursttheatre.com/whats-on/maggie-stone

Box Office: (02) 8356 9987 

CAST & CREATIVES

 Playwright: Caleb Lewis

Director: Sandra Eldridge

Production Designer: Sallyanne Facer

Lighting Designer: Matt Cox

Sound Designer: David Bergamn

Cultural Advisor & Assistant Producer: Moreblessing Maturure

Stage Manager: Ryan Tate

Dialect Coach & Cultural Consultant: Deng Deng


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For several years, volunteering with the excellent non-for-profit organisation, SAIL (Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning) in Blacktown,
I was struck again and again by the optimism, generosity and humour of the women I met.
This play is dedicated to them.
— Caleb Lewis, Playwright

the 2nd African Diaspora Women Summit

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 Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th of September 2018, at Melbourne Polytechnic, Collingwood Campus, Melbourne, Australia.

The 2018 theme is: “Foster Collaborations, Enhance Growth through Self-Development.” This theme is drawn from the outcomes of the successful 2017 Summit. This year’s Summit focus is on solutions.  In line with this, our presenters and panelists are drawn from diverse walks of life including - Business, Leadership, Health, Academia, Politics, Investment, and Civil Society. We believe that their diverse experiences and thoughts will provide ideas and propose solutions for some of the global challenges.

This Summit shall provide opportunities to showcase the talent, skills and capabilities that exist within the African diaspora. It will provide prospects for talent and staff scouting by professionals and networking. It is also a platform for continuous learning and capacity building for both presenters and delegates. In line with this year’s theme: Foster Collaborations, Enhance Growth through Self-Development,” the topics to be covered include:

Multicultural Arts Victoria's Emerge in Yarra festival

In support of our Producer Dorcas Utkovic, we are proud to share with you a festival that she programmed in her role as Project Officer | Manager at Multicultural Arts Victoria.

The festival is a celebration of artistic and cultural diversity in and around the City of Yarra. Among many cultures, it also features some talented African Australians including Youssef Maghraby, Clive Gono, Christopher James White, 1/6, Lamine Sonko, Lorraine Ngwenya, Lizzy Kouth, Jay Larkin (Ms Millie), Kyah Parrott and Soliana Ersie.

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents Emerge in Yarra 2018 that boasts 9 days of artistic and cross-cultural celebration by emerging artists and communities across the City of Yarra from 20 to 28 July, 2018.

In a series of free and ticketed events, the festival is proud to present a multilayered program with an array of artistic expression including experimental theatre, rare and exciting collaborations, film showcase, food & storytelling, live music and spoken word art.

The festivities feature some of Yarra’s iconic venues including, Budd Street gallery, Studio J, Long Play bar, Fitzroy and Collingwood community kitchens, Black Cat gallery, Abbotsford Convent, The Night Cat and Afrohub.

Emerge in Yarra is a celebration of artistic & cultural diversity of Yarra and has grown to encompass talented artists from refugee and emerging communities to promote diverse art forms, new collaborations and commissioned works.

More information available at http://multiculturalarts.com.au/event/emerge-in-yarra-2018/

 Art Exhibition: Within The Outline    Opening Night:  20 July, 6-8.30PM     Exhibition dates: 20 – 28 July 2018   @ Budd Street Gallery, 29 Budd Street, Collingwood FREE EVENT

Art Exhibition: Within The Outline

Opening Night:  20 July, 6-8.30PM
Exhibition dates: 20 – 28 July 2018
@ Budd Street Gallery, 29 Budd Street, Collingwood
FREE EVENT

 Film Showcase: In The Can    21 July, 6 – 8.30 PM @     Long Play Bar, 318 St Georges Rd Fitzroy North FREE EVENT

Film Showcase: In The Can

21 July, 6 – 8.30 PM @ Long Play Bar, 318 St Georges Rd Fitzroy North
FREE EVENT

 Community Event: South 2 South    22 July, 12.30 – 4.30 PM @     Atherton Gardens, 125 Napier Street. Fitzroy FREE EVENT

Community Event: South 2 South

22 July, 12.30 – 4.30 PM @ Atherton Gardens, 125 Napier Street. Fitzroy
FREE EVENT

 Ms  Millie’s Pop-Up Poetry Cafe     28 July, 7 - 9 PM@     Afrohub, 127 Nicholson Street, Carlton North      TICKETS $10 AT THE DOOR

Ms Millie’s Pop-Up Poetry Cafe

28 July, 7 - 9 PM@ Afrohub, 127 Nicholson Street, Carlton North

TICKETS $10 AT THE DOOR

3rd Nelson Mandela Lecture

 Main Lecture Speaker : The Hon Julia Gillard AC, 27  th   Prime Minister of Australia   Venue : Melbourne Town Hall Main Auditorium    90 – 130 Swanston Street, Melbourne     Date : 13 July 2018   Time : 6pm – 8pm   Dress:  Formal or Smart Casual

Main Lecture Speaker: The Hon Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall Main Auditorium

90 – 130 Swanston Street, Melbourne  

Date: 13 July 2018

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Dress: Formal or Smart Casual

In the honour of Nelson Mandela ‘CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF NELSON MANDELA’S BIRTH’

Nelson Mandela was and continues to be a global icon for peace and cohesion. We were lucky to have a chat with the Chairperson of Nelson Mandela Day Australia Arthur Moleko who talked about his involvement with the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the wonderful work that they at the Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee (NMDCC) are doing in Melbourne.

The Rolling Stone

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Directed by Adam Cook (Sydney Theatre Company, Sport for Jove, Belvoir St Theatre, Bell Shakespeare).

The Rolling Stone will star Nancy Denis (Cleverman – SBS TV, Sami in Paradise - Belvoir), Mandela Mathia (Sami In Paradise - Belvoir) and Elijah Williams (Antigone - Sport for Jove, Wolf Creek - Stan) with professional debuts from Henrietta Amevor, Zufi Emerson and Damon Manns.

 

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DATES: 5th to 21st July, 2018   

TIMES: Tuesday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturdays 2pm and 7.30pm

TICKETS: Adults $42 | Concession $35 | Previews $30

AGES: 15+

Outhouse Theatre Co and Seymour Centre present the Australian premiere of

The Rolling Stone

By Chris Urch

Part of the 2018 Seymour Season

 Following on from their smash-hit, extended season of  The Flick , Outhouse Theatre Co and Seymour Centre join forces once again to present the Australian premiere of  The Rolling Stone  by Chris Urch in the Reginald Theatre this July.  Dembe and Sam have been seeing each other for a while now. They should be excited about a future together and talking about when to introduce each other to their families. But this is Uganda. And Sam and Dembe are gay. The consequences of their relationship being discovered could be explosive and violent in an environment where a local newspaper, The Rolling Stone, is publishing the names and addresses of suspected gay people, with deadly and vicious fallout. Sam and Dembe, have to choose - love or family, freedom or fear, and ultimately, life or death.     Despite hard-won advances in gay rights, in some parts of the world, homosexuality is still illegal and punishable by death. Powerful and gripping,  The Rolling Stone  is a play where family, faith and fear collide and shines a light on the battle to be oneself in an unforgiving society.

Following on from their smash-hit, extended season of The Flick, Outhouse Theatre Co and Seymour Centre join forces once again to present the Australian premiere of The Rolling Stone by Chris Urch in the Reginald Theatre this July.

Dembe and Sam have been seeing each other for a while now. They should be excited about a future together and talking about when to introduce each other to their families. But this is Uganda. And Sam and Dembe are gay. The consequences of their relationship being discovered could be explosive and violent in an environment where a local newspaper, The Rolling Stone, is publishing the names and addresses of suspected gay people, with deadly and vicious fallout. Sam and Dembe, have to choose - love or family, freedom or fear, and ultimately, life or death.

Despite hard-won advances in gay rights, in some parts of the world, homosexuality is still illegal and punishable by death. Powerful and gripping, The Rolling Stone is a play where family, faith and fear collide and shines a light on the battle to be oneself in an unforgiving society.

For further information, interviews and images:

KABUKU PUBLIC RELATIONS Ph: (02) 9690 2115

Emma Jones: emma@kabukupr.com.au or 0411 474 359

AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2018

 

 Saturday 1 Dec @ 5pm till late
Parramatta RSL, Sydney

African Music Awards (AMA) Australia 2018 celebrates African artists in Australia and international artists touring Australia.

The event features live entertainment, mini-buffet, distinguished guests including; Councillors, community leaders, business people and more