Invitation to Sydney Opera House - Australian poet Dorothy Porter dies.


I want to let you all know that you are invited to a free event at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday evening.

The Australian arts community will be gathering there to celebrate the life of the extraordinary and brilliant poet Dorothy Porter (my cousin), a prodigious and internationally acclaimed Australian poet who died from complictions from breast cancer last week (aged 54).

Dorothy lived her life as a poet and this was her life. An extraordinay feat – she breathed poetry and achieved outrageous success.

Archival footage will be shown of her passionate performances. This will include live performances of her poems which were set to music by Paul Grabowski and recorded by Katie Noonan. The writer David Malouf will also speak. Dorothy may be best remembered for her verse novel The Mon

World AIDS Day

Thanks Red Bubble for today’s home page which recognises that today is World AIDS Day. Not only can we celebrate we can also recognise global issues. Well done.

Now with over 100,000 Red Bubble members – there would be a significant percentage living with HIV or AIDS, or who know someone, or someone who has died. It could be the person you just sent a Bubble Mail to.

The following is from the website of the organisation I work for:

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV affects the body’s immune system, its main defence against disease. Over time, the virus weakens the immune
system, leaving the person who has HIV open to other infections. HIV is primarily transmitted in blood, semen and vaginal fluids via unprotected sex or sharing injecting equipment. Someone living with HIV is

Exciting human rights opportunity for photographers

6 August 2008…

Call for entries: Submit your human rights photographs now

The 2008 Human Rights Photography Competition is now open. The competition, which is being run in association with the Human Rights Medals and Awards, shares this year’s official UN Human Rights Day theme: ‘Dignity and justice for all of us’.

“We’re searching for photographs that both reflect the theme of the competition – Dignity and justice for all of us – and provide a unique approach to a human rights subject,” said federal Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme Innes.

“In reflecting the theme, an image might record a moment that celebrates dignity and justice,” said Commissioner Innes. “It might illustrate fundamental rights and freedoms being recognised, or it might simply capture an observation of what human rights

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