Dear friend of Timor-Leste
This email is to notify you of THREE coming events on the Timor-Leste solidarity calendar.
1.) AETFA SA 40TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER
During 1975, before the invasion of East Timor by the Indonesian military, the Campaign for an Independent East Timor SA was founded. It changed its name to the Australia East Timor Friendship Association SA in 2002 after East Timor became Independent.
2015 is also the 40th anniversary of the TNI murder of six Australian-based journalists (the Balibo 5 and Roger East), the Declaration of Independence of East Timor by FRETILIN and the Invasion. See ABC memorial for Roger East who was freelancing for the ABC when he was killed.
We especially welcome patrons, life members of the Association and those who have been involved in this proud history of solidarity with the struggle for East Timorese Independence and justice for many years.
Do come and celebrate and commemorate these anniversaries with us which are very significant for Timor-Leste and AETFA SA.
AETFA SA 40TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER
26 SEPTEMBER 2015 (6.30 pm for 7pm)
STUMPS BISTRO (formerly Paradiso)
150 King William Rd, Hyde Park
An evening of Tapas delights and Live music
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: SHIRLEY SHACKLETON (long time East Timor activist, author of the Walkley Award winning book, Circle of Silence)
Cost: full wage – $40, concession – $35
You can make payment through a bank. Our banking details are as follows:
BSB 105-900 Account: 952850740 (Bank SA)
Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (below) indicating that you have paid, and if you would like tickets posted to you or collected at the door.
RSVP 21 September 2015
For tickets, more info, please contact:
Andy Alcock, Information Officer Phone: 08 83710480; 0457 827014
Bob Hanney, Secretary Phone: 08 8344 3511 Email: <email@example.com >
AETFA SA /CIET SA – 40 YEARS OF SOLIDARITY WITH TIMOR-LESTE FOR INDEPENDENCE & JUSTICE
2.) Please also support the following fundraiser:
Australia East Timor Friendship Association, SA Unions, the SA Working Women’s Centre & the APHEDA Union Aid Abroad Activist Group SA
invite you to:
A FILM BENEFIT NIGHT FOR TIMOR-LESTE’S WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE
See the film:
THE DRESSMAKER [Rated M]
Wednesday 28 OCTOBER 2015 5.30pm: Drinks & Nibbles 6.30pm: Film
VENUE: CAPRI THEATRE 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034
ADMISSION: Full Wage: $20 Concession: $15
Tickets are available from:
AETFA: Andy Alcock: Phone: 83710480 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
APHEDA: Jan Schultz: Phone: 8231 5532 Email: email@example.com
SA UNIONS: Phone: 8279 2222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SA WORKING WOMENS CENTRE: Sandra Dann: Phone: 8410 6499 Email: email@example.com
Please pass this invite along your networks. Hope to see you there!
THE DRESSMAKER ABOUT THE FILM
Set in the 1950s, The Dressmaker is a bittersweet comedy about a glamorous young woman who returns, after many years in Europe, to her small home town in rural Australia in order to right some wrongs from the past. When Tilly (played by Kate Winslet) comes home, she not only reconciles with her ailing mother Molly (played by Judy Davis) but, with her sewing machine, and haute couture style, she transforms the women of the town in such a way that she gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. She also falls unexpectedly in love, which leads to her greatest loss and her most destructive deed.
Written and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker brings together a highly acclaimed cast and film-making team.
Stars: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Judy Davis
See the trailer: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=film%3a+The+Dressmaker+trailer&FORM=VIRE5#view=detail&mid=90DA39EB75B51FAC5B3390DA39EB75B51FAC5B33
BACKGROUND ON THE T-L WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE
In September 2011, APHEDA Union Aid Abroad was proud to help launch the Working Women’s Centre Timor-Leste – the first dedicated service for women to better access their employment rights and combat gender violence in the workplace in Timor-Leste.
The South Australian Working Women’s Centre has played an important role in helping to establish this Centre and to give it ongoing support along with SA Unions and AETFA SA.
The Timor Leste Working Women’s Centre educates and advocates on behalf of Timorese working women, including vulnerable domestic workers, free of charge.
Women of Timor-Leste have long held traditional roles in the home and many women are now seeking employment to help lift themselves and their families from chronic poverty. Timor-Leste is the poorest
country in our region due to the illegal occupation by the Indonesian military, which was responsible for wiping out almost 1/3rd of the population, committing gross human rights abuses and destroying 80% of the country’s infrastructure.
About two-thirds of adult women have never attended school and employment opportunities for those without a formal education are limited.
Most of the work available to women in Timor-Leste is characterised by ‘informal’ workplace arrangements. Jobs are paid cash in hand, without negotiation on fair wages or conditions, such as working hours and basic leave entitlements.
Income can vary from $US 35 – $US 130 per month. The basic wage is set at $US 115 per month.
In addition, women in informal work are unable to access existing or proposed Timorese social security schemes, and with an absence of occupational health and safety standards, some women are experiencing
bullying, violence, sexual harassment and other forms of coercion.
The Centre needs our support so that it can continue to provide its excellent services to the working women of Timor Leste.
More details can be found on the APHEDA website: http://www.apheda.org.au/news/1339482027_5810.html
3.) QUIZ NIGHT
Friday, 18 September 2015
Fundraiser for education projects in Timor-Leste and Philippines. Sponsored by the Cypriot Community.
Compared by the incomparable, amazing Quiz Master Edgar
A fund raiser for two vital projects:
Rise up San Vincente – Education, building and feeding programs for the CHILDREN of Leyte – Philippines.
Towards A Brighter Future – Children of Timor Leste – Education projects for CHILDREN of Timor-Leste.
When: Friday, 18 September 2015
What time: 6:30 pm
Where: Cypriot Community Centre (view map)
6 Barrpowell St
WELLAND SA 5007
BYO or Delicious Greek BBQ and drinks available at reasonable prices
Tickets $15 per person – support 2 worthy projects
(Cash ONLY – no Card Facilities)
100% of money raised goes direct to the projects – no overheads
For further information contact -
Julie 0403 110 308 or Sara 0400 267 116
Kindly sponsored by the Cypriot Community
Yours in solidarity and justice
Secretary AETFA SA