with Emma and Shamini
7:10am We played an interview Shamini did with Jenny Kelsell from Harm Reduction Victoria regarding Drug User Activism.
7:30am Emma spoke with Natalie Pestana, co-organiser for the Reclaim the Night rally which is taking place this Saturday 18 October from 6.30pm - 8pm, starting at Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick. The rally marks the 35th anniversary of Reclaim the Night in Melbourne and will feature speakers from a diverse array of feminist voices. Reclaim the Night Melbourne welcomes everyone to the march regardless of race, religion, occupation, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or disability.
7:45am Emma spoke with Chloe Aldenhoven, an organiser for the #floodpolluters action that took place at the headquarters of AGL in Melbourne CBD last Thursday. Chloe spoke about the AGL action, and recent and upcoming actions around climate change. For more information you can visit 350.org campaign or Quit Coal campaign or follow the international hashtags #floodpolluters and #floodeverywhere
8:15am Shamini spoke to Zachary Rea from the Lebanese Muslim Association regarding the launch of the inaugural National Mosque Open Day, an event part of National Unity Day on Saturday October 25th. National Mosque Open Day will be a day where mosques around Australia will open their doors to the wider public for guided tours, Q&A sessions about Islam, stalls, traditional food, kid's entertainment and lots more. Find out where your local participating mosque is at the Lebanese Muslim Association website, and head on down next Saturday! Welcome to Australia will also be hosting a Walk Together initiative on National Unity Day.
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