Alex's Update Issue 178

Alex's Update Issue 178

Monday 18 July 2016

‘Equality, Discrimination & Faith’ Forum, Sydney Modern Project, City Street Count, Support HALC & Last Chance for Community Grants

PIAC’s ‘Equality, Discrimination & Faith’ Forum

Join me at 6:30pm on Monday 1 August for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s forum on ‘Equality, Discrimination & Faith’. I will join expert speakers on a panel discussion of LGBTI rights, marriage equality, religious freedom and our democracy moderated by Julie McCrossin.  All proceeds will support the Public Interest Advocacy Centre's human rights work.
Start the conversation on Twitter @PIACnews or pose a question for our panel using #AskJulieMC. Book your tickets HERE

Sydney Modern Project

Art Gallery of NSW, director Michael Brand, with SANAA architectural firm’s Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa discuss design of the gallery’s new building Sydney Modern Project on Wednesday 27 July 6.30pm in the gallery entrance court. Details HERE

City Street Count

The City of Sydney needs volunteers for their Street Count which will be carried out across streets, parks and other public places to count the number of rough sleepers in the inner city. I’ve done this a number of times and it is a great way to understand a bit about homelessness and how hard it is living on the street. 

The count is from 11:45pm Monday 1 August into the early hours of Tuesday 2 August. The results help to track changes and advocacy for better homelessness services. Register HERE.

Support HALC         

Join me in supporting the unique specialist HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC), which represents vulnerable people with HIV and AIDS tackling stigma and discrimination. They provide individual advice and representation as well as promote better laws and policies. HALC relies on donations to maintain services. Donate HERE.

Last Chance for Community Grants

Applications for NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program close at 5pm on Friday 22 July. If your non-profit is planning to apply, make sure you get your application in on time! 

The Community Partnership Program is for organisations such as charities, sporting, social or environmental groups to carry out infrastructure based projects that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes in the local community through the building or enhancement of facilities.

You also can get more information by visiting or contacting the CBP assistance line on 13 77 88.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!