MAY 1st GLOBAL SOLIDARITY #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA Stop Closure of Remote Aboriginal Communities Rallies (a-z)

further info at bottom:

Foundation Document:

Hi ALL: As things are progressing at a rapid rate and in little over a week we have mobilised such a powerful union of people, communities and groups — we have compiled a Cultural Code of Conduct to affirm and support the work being done. It is a foundation document for us all and one that brings the integrity and focus back into the heart of the effort.

In unity and with respect.

10 points to a cultural code of conduct.

As we are gaining momentum across the regions, states, nations and worldwide, we do so as proud people, representing our Ancestors who have come before us, Elders who are standing with us and the young people who hold our cultural continuum in their hands. The following is a cultural mandate that honours this responsibility and keeps us united.

1. Lead with Cultural Integrity.
We, the women of the Kimberley behind this campaign, each portray the humbleness and dignity that our Elders have instilled in us. We stand strong with our message and ask that our supporters lead with cultural integrity.

2. Stand together and alongside each other.
When marching in support of our effort toward the stopping of forced closures of Aboriginal Communities, we ask you to remember that you do so in the name of people who live in these regions. Be mindful that what you do positive or negative will impact on us greatly and the message we are intending to get out.

3. Keep our message clear.
We are standing together to stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities. Our official hashtags are#SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA #NOconsent #Lifestylechoice.

4. Keep our focus.
National actions must have a strong combined focus, we need to keep to task and ensure our Aboriginal people will remain on their homelands. Let us hold our combined power and move together as one. Timing is everything.

5. Be Firm, yet non-violent.
We understand the importance of keeping our actions safe from harm, so that our children, disabled and Elders who are marching with us remain protected and respected. Acts of violence lose our message in the community — and to lose our message will mean all our marches will have been in vain.

6. Nurture your organisers.
Our organisers Australiawide have all volunteered and led their responses with enormous courage and resolve. If they are struggling or tired, step up and lovingly help them to take their place.

7. Keep each other strong.
We are all responsible for change we want to see in the world. Support your friends, family and colleagues regardless of race or social difference, as we educate, inform and action for a fair and just society.

8. Be mindful.
Not everyone thinks the same or understands the issues at hand. Agree to disagree and protect yourself from personal stress or trauma by not allowing the impact of your belief to lead you to harm or negativity.

9. Understand the origin.
This campaign began with West Kimberley people making a global call to action. It is not affiliated with ‘Close the Gap’ or other such campaigns. The origins are grassroots from the communities themselves.

10. Check the facts.
Spreading information without checking the facts or verify with the communities will create uncertainty for everyone and hurt the people and communities we are all trying to protect.

With over 30,000 people and a reach of over 1million on one social media platform alone, help keep our message clear and respect our cultural code of conduct so that we can go beyond the mainstream media who will often turn a blind eye to Aboriginal people and work toward a better outcome for our people

ADELAIDE SA MAY 1ST RALLY

ALBURY NSW

ALICE SPRINGS NT

ARMIDALE NSW RALLY MAY 1ST

AUCKLAND NZ MAY 1ST RALLY:

BEAGLE BAY WA

BELLINGEN NSW -BEING ORGANISED

BENDIGO VIC- TO BE NOTIFIED

BERLIN -GERMANY

BOURKE NSW

BREEWARRINA NSW

BRISBANE QLD MAY 1ST RALLY

Rally postponed to 1pm Sat May 2nd due to weather

BROOME WA MAY 1ST RALLY

BYRON BAY -BEING ORGANISED

CAIRNS

CANBERRA ACT

CEDUNA SA RALLY MAY 1ST

CHARTERS TOWERS -BEING ORGANISED

CHICAGO USA

CHRISTCHURCH NZ MAY 1ST RALLY

COFFS HARBOUR NSW

DARWIN NT

DENVER CO USA

DERBY -BEING ORGANISED

DUBBO -BEING ORGANISED

DUNEDIN NZ RALLY MAY 1ST

ESPERANCE WA

FITZROY CROSSING

FORSTER NSW

GERALDTON

Geraldton May 1st
State/Country:Western Australia
Start: Edith Cowan Square 10.00am
End: Edith Cowan Square 10.30am for Rally Talk

GLADSTONE QLD

GOONDIWINDI-BEING ORGANISED

GOSFORD NSW

HALLS CREEK WA MAY 1ST RALLY

HAMILTON NZ MAY 1ST RALLY

HOBART

HONG KONG

HONOLULU HAWAII USA

HOUSTON TX USA

ILLAWARRA

KALGOORLIE

KUNUNURRA

LAUNCESTON-BEING ORGANISED

LISMORE NSW MAY 1ST RALLY

LOGAN QLD- BEING ORGANISED

LONDON UK

LOS ANGELES USA-

with The Veronicas attending!!

MELBOURNE VIC

MILDURA VIC

MOREE NSW

MORUYA NSW

MUSWELLBROOK NSW RALLY MAY 1ST

NAMBUCCA HEADS NSW RALLY MAY 1ST

Have a planned protest in the Nambucca Valley. for 10.00am 1/5/15. In Nambucca heads. Transport from Bowraville & Macksville provided.
Looking for some advertising. .
Start at Murrabay language Centre then walk and Finish at Bellwood.

NEWCASTLE RALLY MAY 1ST:

NEWMAN WA

NEW YORK NY USA

ONE ARM POINT WA

ORANGE NSW

OTTAWA CANADA

PERTH WA RALLY MAY 1ST

Perth, WA
Date: Friday, 1st May 2015
Location: Forrest Chase
Time: 11am start

‪#‎SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA‬

PORT HEDLAND RALLY MAY 1ST:

PORTLAND VIC

PORT LINCOLN SA

ROEBOURNE WA

ROCKHAMPTON QLD

SAN FRANCISCO USA

STRADBROKE IS QLD

SYDNEY RALLY

TAURANGA -AOTEAROA(NZ)

TORONTO CANADA

TOWNSVILLE QLD RALLY MAY 1ST;

TWEED HEADS

UNITED NATIONS NY USA

VANCOUVER BC CANADA

WARMUN WA -BEING ORGANISED

WARRNAMBOOL

WILCANNIA NSW -BEING ORGANISED

Wollongong : see Illawarra

YAMBA NSW -BEING ORGANISED

WASHINGTON DC USA

WELLINGTON NZ RALLY MAY 1ST

WINGELLINA WA

YAMBA

YARRABAH QLD

other community actions & info

PERTH NYOONGAR TENT EMBASSY RALLY APRIL 23RD

#sosblakaustralia Twitter

Official #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA merchandise ( by organiser Sam C.)

Downloadable #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA PETITION

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