Author: Kerrod Trott

West End is Closing The Gap

Local community organisations Micah Projects, ANTaR, Oxfam, ATSICHS and West End Community House are celebrating Close the Gap Day on Thursday 16th March, 2017, with  a number of events planned for the small park at 161 Boundary Street, West End, between 11 am and 2 pm.  Local community worker and Elder Sam Watson will get things underway with a rousing call to action, and there will be other guest speakers.  There will be a range of informative and educational material highlighting the gap in life expectancy – and other key benchmarks – between Indigenous people and the greater community.  ...

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Rise up and dance, Brisbane!

Brisbane is encouraged to rise up with the world and take part in the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history – One Billion Rising – this Sunday, 12 February. The campaign, a global dance event launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a response to the staggering statistic that one in three women will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS worldwide! Rise Up & Dance Brisbane is a collaboration between Nia Australia, Vulcana Women’s Circus, WaW Dance and Brisbane Powerhouse, in which all individuals and organisations are...

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Celebrating twenty-five years of the Westender

March 2017 will mark twenty five years since the Westender was first published as an independent, community newspaper. Over two and a half decades, the paper has celebrated the unique character of West End, and reported on the key events and personalities that have made West End the place we know and love today. I plan to publish a special, commemorative book to celebrate the occasion. The commemorative book would feature highlights of twenty five years of publishing, interesting historical information, stories on key community stakeholders, past and present, and comment from key, local stakeholders. The book be tabloid...

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How to give back this Christmas

Southside locals still have time to spread the Christmas spirit by giving back to those less fortunate this festive season. Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad said there were a number of appeals that people could donate to that would help Southsiders doing it tough.  “One of the best things about living on the Southside is our great sense of community and I know that people will want to give back this Christmas. “Every year Micah Projects, a fantastic local organisation, packs and delivers food hampers on Christmas Eve so that everyone in our community can enjoy a Christmas...

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