[TimorLesteStudies] Intl Women's Day-focus East Timor tour-Australia

Australia-East Timor Association aetamel at aetamel.org
Sat Feb 28 21:43:58 EST 2009

International Women's Day Focus on East Timor
Documentary & Discussion
2009 Marks ten years since East Timor's historic independence ballot in
1999. Join us to celebrate the achievements of East Timorese women and their
contributions to political freedom.
Guest speaker: Fernanda Borges
Fernanda is a leading East Timorese politician and the only female party
leader in the national parliament. She will speak about the critical role
played by women then and now, and call for justice for the crimes committed
against humanity perpetrated against the people of East Timor.
Documentary film screening: Heru lni Lafu (Weaving life)
A unique film that journeys into rural East Timor to show a side of life
rarely seen on the Australian screen. The film highlights women's
resistance & celebrates their critical role in cultural regeneration &
national development. The film reveals the beauty of East Timorese culture
and the creative processes of traditional Tais weaving.
Dates - Fernanda Borges Australian speaking tour:

**When: Tuesday 3rd March, 12.30 pm
Where: Earthly Pleasures, 1627 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave
Bookings: 9752 6744
Cost: $25/ $20 concession - Organic lunch included
**When: Tuesday 3rd March, 7pm
Where: St Margaret's Church, Pitt St, Eltham
Cost: $10/ $12 - Refreshments provided
**When: Wednesday 4th March, 6.30 pm
Where: Mornington Peninsula Shire, Rosebud Office,
Besgrove St Rosebud
**When: Friday 6th March, 10.30am - 12noon
Where: City of Darebin Shire Hall, Cnr Gower and High Streets, Preston.
Details: The Friends of Baucau East Timor Project in partnership with ETWA
will host a morning tea for International Women¹s Day including a screening
and discussion of the film Heru Ini Lafu ŒWeaving for Life¹ documentary.
ETWA and Friends of Baucau craft and weavings from East Timor on display and
for sale. 
Tea and East Timor Coffee - light catering provided for gold coin donation.
This is a free public event, but any donations will go towards women's
development programs in Baucau.

**When: Friday 6th March, 6.30 pm
Where: Australian Volunteers International (AVI),
Frank Engel Room, 88 Kerr St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Entry by recommended donation: $20 - Refreshments provided.
Proceeds to building sustainable solar powered weaving centres & an
AVI worker for ETWA's project partners!
Presentations by the Alternative Technology Association,
Australian Volunteers International and East Timor Women Australia (ETWA).
Australia-East Timor Association (AETA) bookstall.
Further details:
Funds raised at all events to support projects in East Timor.


When: Saturday 7th March, 2 - 5pm
Where: Blue Mountains
Hosted by the Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters

When: Sunday 8th March, 7pm
Where: Bonnyrigg
Hosted by the Mary Mackillop East Timor Mission & AETA


When: Tuesday 10th March, 5.30pm for 6pm
Where: ACT Legislative Assembly
Entry: $5 or by donation. Drinks & nibbles provided
Ms Meredith Hunter, ACT Greens Parliamentary Convenor will open the evening.
Event supported by Women's Services ACT, Oxfam ACT & the Australian
Coalition for Justice in East Timor.

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For more information about the speaking tour contact Taryn:
e: office at etwa.org.au


Australia-East Timor Association (AETA)
PO Box 93
Tel.: 61 3 9416 2960
E-mail: aetamel at aetamel.org

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