with Ania, Aishu and Molly
7:15am Jess Cadwallader is an Advocacy Projects Manager in Violence Prevention at People with Disability Australia. People with Disability Australia is the national peak body for people with disability. Since 1788, an uncounted number of people with disability in Australia have died at the hands of others in institutions, places of confinement and at the hands of families and authorities. Every day, for a month across October and November, The White Flower Memorial remembers a person or people with a disability who has died as a result of violence, neglect, or abuse. People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has been coordinating the month-long White Flower social media campaign which culminates in a procession and memorial service in Sydney on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
7:30am Community Announcements
7:45am The Islamophobia Register is a vital resource and service for people to report anti-Muslim sentiments in Australia in a time of increasing Islamophobia. Ania spoke to Lydia Shelly from the Islamophobia Register about attacks on Muslim women and how the Register supports those who have been verbally or physically abused. You can report incidents to the register by visiting the website.
8:00am "The People's Response 2015 - Climate Action Action / Climate Justice: To Paris and Beyond" Special Series
Ania spoke to David Spratt from the the Victoria Climate Action Network on the People's Climate March this Friday 5.30pm.
Aishu spoke to Kirsty Albion, the National Co-Director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition about how young people are working towards a better climate future, various programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who want to help protect the land and national programs for young people all over Australia. There was also a focus on what they expect from the Paris climate conference and their efforts in making South Australia a solar friendly state.
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