[TimorLesteStudies] Justice ET-Clinton Fernandes speaker Nov 28-Melb

Australia-East Timor Association aetamel at aetamel.org
Mon Nov 16 21:23:32 EST 2009

Australia-East Timor Association Independence Day Dinner(+)
-- Focus on the issue of justice for Timor-Leste --

Saturday 28th November, 2009

6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

** Guest speaker - Dr Clinton Fernandes **

Clinton Fernandes was consulting historian to the film Balibo. He is a
historian of the 24-year occupation of East Timor in its multiple
dimensions: the clandestine resistance, the armed resistance, the
Indonesian military, the diplomatic front and the solidarity movement.
In this address to AETA's annual dinner, he will expand upon the issues
raised in the film, including the role of the Australian government, the
solidarity movement that developed here and the ongoing struggle for
justice in East Timor today. He will argue that the principal obstacle
to justice for East Timor isn't legal but political. The main task for
those who support the people of East Timor in their quest for justice is
to convert the legal consensus into a political consensus. Fernandes
will outline how this consensus can be created.

Treacy Conference Centre, 26 The Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
Melway Map 29 Ref F-12

* Guest speaker
* Three course buffet meal
* Live Timorese music
* Drinks from the bar (not BYO)
* AETA book stall
* ETWA craft stall

$40 per person (Full)
$30 per person (Concession)

Bring your friends: organise a table for up to 10
Please contact AETA if you require a vegetarian meal.
All bookings must be made and paid for by Friday 20th November.
Please contact us if you have a difficulty with this deadline and you would
still like to attend.

For further information call (03) 9416 2960
or e-mail aetamel at aetamel.org

(+) Nov 28 is the day in 1975 that the East Timorese liberation movement
made the Universal Declaration of Independence to establish the Democratic
Republic of East Timor. The military of the Republic of Indonesia launched
their full scale invasion nine days later on the 7th December 1975.

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

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