AGM: Film Screening 'Ripples from Wave Hill' 50 years since the strike that sparked the Land Rights movement
8 September, 2016
Old Quad G14
Solidarity Student Club
It’s 50 years since the walk-off by Aboriginal workers at Wave Hill cattle station in 1966, lead by legendary Aboriginal rights activist Vincent Lingiari. This is a surprisingly little known story of how a brave group of Aboriginal workers and their communities walked off in protest against racist slave-like wages and conditions. It was also a struggle for much more, for land rights and to turn back the entire system of Australian genocide and assimilation.
A seemingly impossible campaign sparked the modern land rights movement with moratoriums and protests in Australia’s major cities.
This will also be the Annual General Meeting for Solidarity Student Club so please come along to support the work we do all year round in the different campaigns. We will also have lots of free pizza, so bring friends to learn an important story and have some lunch.