22.6 C
Byron Shire
December 2, 2022

Mullumbimby to host Julian Burnside

Latest News

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Other News

Unforeseen and unpredicted

I find it very strange that in the New Epoch, 2022, which heralded record-breaking ‘unforeseen, unpredicted floods’, along the...

BreastScreen van comes to Byron

The BreastScreen NSW mobile van will be in Byron Bay from 14 – 21 December at the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Road. Free mammograms are provided to eligible women aged between 50 and 74 and there’s no referral needed.

Amazing Grace

Oh, dearest Hannah! (Letters, Hannah Grace, Echo 9 Nov). I am so glad that my very, very good friend...

Woman charged following house fire – Murwillumbah

A woman will face court today charged following a house fire in Murwillumbah.

Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

Matt Andrews with his trusty crew puts Powder Monkeys through its paces. Photo supplied. A big incoming tide and a...

Fostering local writing talent

Since 2001, the Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship has been inspiring writers on the path to publication. This year saw four writers spend a week in Possum Creek being mentored by Walkley Award-winning journalist and author, Sarah Armstrong.

Lawyer Julian Burnside. AAP Image/Julian Smith.
Lawyer Julian Burnside. AAP Image/Julian Smith.

Presenting the inaugural Ralph Summy Annual Lecture & Australian Activist of the Year Award on behalf of the Ngara Institute, Julian Burnside will be at the Civic Hall in Mullumbimby on 1 July.

The lecture is named after one of Australia’s leading peace scholars, Professor Ralph Summy.

‘Ralph has had a long and distinguished career as a peace activist and scholar, having established the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and heading the Peace Institute in Hawaii,’ stated the Ngara Institutes press release.

Julian Burnside has pursued a range of social justice issues throughout his career and has spoken out on abusive politics, climate change, racism and human rights violations as well as advocating for refugees and asylum seekers.

In the inaugural Ngara Institute Annual Lecture, Julian will convey why activism is necessary and what it can achieve.

‘His is a story of courage, passion and principle, and the desire to create a better world,’ continues the release.

According to their website the Ngara Institute ‘seeks to enliven national debate through critical, independent and outspoken voices.’

Based in the Nothern Rivers they are a not-for-profit and community based group that are not aligned with any political party. They also coordinate the new politics in the pub on a monthly basis.

Ngara is a term used by the Darug people meaning to listen, hear and think. The Darug clans stretched from Broken Bay to the Blue Mountains and down to the Southern Highlands and the Illawarra.’

The event will also be awarding the first Australian Activist of the Year award.

The two recipients are the leading Indigenous opponents of the Adani Mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

‘They are Adrian Burragubba and Murrawah Johnson,’ continued the release.

‘Outstanding and passionate activists seeking to protect their traditional lands against the incursions of a powerful corporation backed by state and federal governments. Like Julian, they are acting because they believe a wrong has been done to people and the environment. They have drawn a line. They deserve our respect.’

More information and to book tickets to the events click here


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.