This week at Black Rose

At 7pm Tuesday June 2 we’ll be hosting a discussion on organising in Australian Prisons, presented by Brett Collins, a coordinator at Justice Action.

Brett has been active in campaigning for prisoners’ rights for 30 years. He is an ex-prisoner, and has in the past been involved in establishing halfway houses and a prisoners union. Justice Action currently lobbies for the rights of prisoners, across issues such as forced medication, the upcoming smoking ban in prisons and access to education.

Come hear a talk from Brett introducing us to the history and current state of prison activism in Australia, followed by a discussion about alternatives to incarceration and how radical folks can support inmates and fight for a world without prisons.

no-more-prisons More info about Justice Action: http://www.justiceaction.org.au/


At 8pm Wednesday May 20 the Black Rose collective will host our now weekly potluck and games night at Monster Mouse Studios, 21 Maude Lane in Marrickville.

Then from 5-10pm on Thurs May 21, we will be hosting our weekly Anarcha-Feminist arvo.

And from 7pm on Sat May 23 we’ll be hosting our weekly Sober Saturday Night at Black Rose.

A night of radical sobriety. Challenging the drinking culture of capitalism.

Home made chai, music, games, and more!

Upcoming stuff at BR

At 7pm Monday May 25 we’ll be screening the 2011 doco: The Black Power Mixtape

The Black Power Mixtape is a compilation feature documentary that illustrates the story of the Black Power movement in African-Amercian communities. It features rare archival footage shot between 1967 and 1975, including some of the leading figures of black panthers in the U.S., like Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton and Angela Davis. This movie is a powerful reminder of what the black power movement is about and what it was trying to achieve.

“When someone asks me about violence, I just find it incredible, because what it means is that the person who’s asking that question has absolutely no idea what black people have gone through, what black people have experienced in this country.” Angela Davis


Then at 7pm Tues May 26 we’ll be holding a radical discussion on ‘New atheism’ and racism. The talk will focus on the recent Chomsky vs Harris debate and new varieties of islamophobic and militaristic atheism.

Next Week at BR

At 7pm on Tuesday May 19 we’ll be hosting a discussion on why consensus sux.

We hope to have a discussion and debate regarding the pro’s and con’s of different forms of libertarian organising.


At 8pm Wednesday May 20 the Black Rose collective will host our now weekly potluck and games night at Monster Mouse Studios, 21 Maude Lane in Marrickville.

Then from 5-10pm on Thurs May 21, we will be hosting our weekly Anarcha-Feminist arvo.

And from 7pm on Sat May 23 we’ll be hosting our now weekly Sober Saturday Night at Black Rose.

A night of radical sobriety. Challenging the drinking culture of capitalism.

Home made chai, music, games, and more!

We’re not sure how to do this but we want to have a regular night that challenges drinking culture. So bring your ideas too!

Latest stuff at the Rose

On Thursday May 7 we hosted our first Anarcha-Feminist gathering! This event will now take place every Thursday evening from 6pm-10pm at BR.

During that time Black Rose will be open exclusively to women & trans identifying people. The activity on the night will depend on what attendees wish, but we aim to hold a range of activities including discussions, workshops and craft activities.


At 7pm on Monday May 11 we’ll be screening Dear White People (2014)

Dear White People is a fucking funny satire of what its like to be a person of colour in an ultra white institution like university.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwJhmqLU0so


At 7pm on Tuesday May 12 we’ll be hosting a discussion on The Freedom Rides, and how nothing has changed.

Indigenous activist and Usyd SRC president Kyol Blakeney will be giving a presentation on the 50th anniversary of 1965 Freedom Rides and the ongoing structural oppression of aboriginal people.

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2015/feb/22/freedom-ride-50-years-on-kyol-blakeney-video


On Wednesday May 13 we’ll be screening: Over the Edge (1979 punk film)

Over the Edge was inspired by actual events that took place in Foster City, California in the early 1970s. Those events were chronicled in a November 11, 1973, article the San Francisco Examiner entitled “Mousepacks: Kids on a Crime Spree”.

Depicting suburban life in the late 1970s and including themes of teenage rebellion and drug and alcohol use by junior high school students, and a rock music soundtrack featuring such bands as Cheap Trick, the Cars, and the Ramones, Over the Edge has achieved cult film status.

Popcorn provided. Coffee, Tea & Beer by donation.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ereen__ld8g

This sceening will commence at 6pm sharp. film length is approx an hour and a half, which means you’ll be able to get out in time to head to people’s kitchen at monster mouse!