Melbourne, Australia

Solidarity Salon

580 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Victoria 3056 Australia
(take the Upfield train to Anstey
Station or North Coburg tram to Stewart St.)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 308,
Victoria 3056
Tel/fax: 03-9388-0062

Public Hours
Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm,
Thursday 10 am - 3 pm,
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
Or call for an appointment!

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Every Wednesday, 6 May – 13 July, 6:30 PM

Reading and discussion circle — Talking Back: Voices of Color

Talking Back is a new anthology featuring an unusually diverse group of writers speaking out on issues affecting communities of colour. Contributors share tales of survival, uncover little-known history and the roots of oppression, plus offer strategies to resist and win. This reading circle will explore the thought-provoking ideas put forward by these grassroots rebel leaders and apply them to the everyday struggles against injustice that we face in this country. Everyone is welcome!

13 May: Stand up, fight back — leaders of colour talking back!
20 May: Reading, writing — resistance!
27 May: Crimes of punishment
3 June: The border crossed us
10 June: Sisters doing it
17 June: Speaking from the heart
24 June: A global lens
1 July: Shaking it up
8 July: In their footsteps

Join us for a healthy dinner, catering for varied diets, at 6:30 pm for a $8.50 donation. The discussion commences at 7:00 pm.

The reading and discussion circle will be held at Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above).

Talking Back is available for $20 from Solidarity Salon. Pre-reading for the first session is available by email on request.

Co-hosted by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

Sunday, 28 June, 6:00 PM

Stonewall movie screening: The World Unseen

Celebrate the 46th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots!

Melbourne Radical Women invites you to a special movie screening of The World Unseen.

This drama, which got rave reviews in the LGBTIQ media, is set in the 1950s in Cape Town, South Africa as the nakedly inhuman, hellish system of institutionalized white supremacy known as apartheid took shape. It tells a moving story as two Indian South African women fall in love in a racist, sexist and homophobic society.

MC, Lisa Farrell, will pay tribute to the Stonewall rebels and introduce the film. Lisa is a queer public sector unionist, a campaigner to stop deaths in custody and a member of Radical Women’s “Zine Team.”

After the screening, enjoy a South African style supper that will rival what one of the film’s heroines – the free spirited Amina – would cook up at her Location Café, which defies convention by welcoming diners of all races.

Supper and movie is $10 unwaged, $15 waged and $20 solidarity price. The bar will be open and you can discuss the film, apartheid, racism, sexism and homophobia in 2015 and find out more about how to get involved with Radical Women.

The screening will be held at Solidarity Salon (address and travel information is above).

Proceeds from this event will benefit Radical Women.

For more information contact 03-9388-062 or