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West Australian Youth Awards 2010 winners video and reaction to a protest by a finalist against mining companies

It’s my 10th year as a Judge in the Media and Charmaine Dragun Memorial Commendation categories – what a great night it was for these amazing young west aussies.

The future’s in good hands :-)

Young Person of the Year Announcement and acceptance by Jeremiah Wordsworth.

Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry speaks to Youth Minister Donna Farragher, clearly chuffed at the protest during the environment category.

Winner of the Charmaine Dragun Memorial media prize is Nicholas Sas – Albany Advertiser


Live tweets from the night, last tweet first

perthtones10:58pm via HootSuiteAs protestors exited, MC introd live band called ( I kid you not ) Fools Rush In !!! Guest Prof McGorry clearly enjoyed it :-)Show Conversation

perthtones10:33pm via HootSuiteFiinalist, Kate Arabon was the person who spoke for the protestors who were then led out without further incident #wayouthawards
perthtones10:25pm via HootSuite3 youth protestors unfurled a banner & grabbed mic to say mining sponsors may give prizes but they devastate our environment#wayouthawards
perthtones10:17pm via HootSuiteEnvironmenal activists disrupted awards with a banner and mic hijack to protest against mining destruction #wayouthawards
perthtones10:13pm via HootSuiteConservation Award winner is Alexander Craig #wayouthawards highly commended is Jessica Gill & Laura Ryan
perthtones10:09pm via HootSuiteWinner of the Participate Award is Tyson McEwan from Geraldton great young Yamatji man #wayouthawards
perthtones9:57pm via HootSuite@LoneFemaleTog Holly rocked the acceptance speech too Mags! She is magic#wayouthawardsShow Conversation

perthtones9:56pm via HootSuiteWinner of the Charmaine Dragun Memorial media prize is Nicholas Sas – Albany Advertiser :) clear winner #wayouthawards
perthtones9:52pm via HootSuiteKatanning Muslim youth development officer Juaini Taylor wins most outstanding youth worker #wayouthawards
perthtones9:50pm via HootSuiteCommunity activist & educator Holly Ransom wins the @ECU Educate award#wayouthawards
perthtones9:48pm via HootSuiteRefugee Jeremiah Wordsworth only knew refugee camps in Africa b4 arriving here, tonight his youth work won the Create Award#wayouthawards
perthtones9:45pm via HootSuiteJoshua Yates wins the Woodside Motivate Award – incredible young man#wayouthawards
perthtones9:42pm via HootSuite@youthtree wins BHP Innovate Award , well done Tim & team -Woooot! #wayouthawards
perthtones7:23pm via HootSuiteCongrats Flip Prior from @the_west best metro youth news story – and all listed herehttp://ow.ly/i/2E6v

West Aussie Artist callout for exhibition in August

made with Glowing Art App on iPhone

Att: artists, photographers, painters, sculptors, etc!
Please consider being part of this exhibition or forward to your friends!

It may be a great way to get exposure for your work (and money (-:).

Sea No Evil (Art Exhibition) Victoria Park: Artist’s Expression of Interest
The Conservation Council of WA is looking for Artist’s interested in submitting their work for a marine themed Art exhibition opening on the 14th of August.

We would prefer the Art work to have a water, marine or ocean theme but may accept other work too as we realize this is very short notice to produce a new piece!

Work submitted will be for sale and half the profits will be for Save Our Marine Life, half for the Artist. The price of the work will be determined by the Artist.

Any flat multimedia pieces will be considered including photography, paintings, drawings etc. Please note there is limited space in the gallery and local work with a marine theme will be favored.

The exhibition is an awareness raising and fundraising event for the Save our Marine Life campaign. Save Our Marine Life is an unprecedented collaboration of Australian and international conservation organisations working to protect and secure Australia’s unique marine life.

Collectively they have acted on behalf of millions of supporters to protect huge areas of our marine environment around the globe.

Less than 1% of WA’s South West marine life is protected. Our political leaders will be making big decisions about this in the next weeks – we need to make it clear that 1% protection is not enough. Come and get creative for a great cause!

More information on Save Our Marine Life at www.saveourmarinelife.org.au
Confirmation of participation: Needed by the 20th of July.

To fill out a participation form contact Megan Hickey on: l megan_hickey@hotmail.com please also copy secondary contact: Leah Mc Govern on: cmc@conservationwa.asn.au
Venue: Victoria Park Center for the Arts, located at 12 Kent St East Victoria Park.

The work will be on display on both the 14th and 15th of August.

When: Opening night on the 14th of August. We will need the work to be delivered to 2 Delhi Street in West Perth before 12pm on Friday 6th August.

We will be doing a lot of promotion for this event including radio, local newspaper and through our extensive networks. This is a great opportunity to expose your work.

Poster, Audio interview and Video preview – WKA sanctioned MMA, Muay Thai, Grappling in Perth June 12th – I’ll be ringside on the Mic looking for you ;-)

Justin Boylan and Troy Flugge talk about the big MMA bout Saturday night June 12                                                                                                                https://tonyserve.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/justin-boylan-and-troy-flugge-talk-about-the-big-mma-bout-saturday-night.m4a

Join me for a great night of Martial Arts June 12th – MC Perthtones

Important news for activists, advocates and old hippie geeks :) “Camp Obama” coming to Perth via getup.org.au

Via the team at GetUp

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The Obama campaign was one of the most successful on-the-ground campaigns in history. Millions of volunteers took the campaign to their neighbours and friends. Their secret? ‘Camp Obama’.

At ‘Camp Obama’ volunteers around the United States learnt how to integrate powerful stories with strategy and skills. Meeting each other at a million points of hope and energy, these stories transformed a political campaign into a popular movement. Now we’re bringing this powerful training to Perth.

We’ve already seen in the lead-up to the federal election that we’re back to politics as usual: sound bites, spin doctors and media pundits ignoring real people and their stories. This is the opportunity to learn the secret weapon of the Obama campaign so we can work together to make a massive impact this election.

Yes, I’m interested in attending the Community Organising Workshop.

Where: Venue TBA – somewhere in Central Perth
When: 15th and 16th of May
Registration cut off: 10th of May
Cost: $20 (this is to cover costs and includes lunch)
Spaces are limited — don’t miss out!

Click here to read the draft agenda and apply for the Community Organising Workshop

When you arrive on Saturday morning you’ll be greeted by an enthusiastic group of highly caffeinated facilitators. You’ll mingle with members of various organisations, like the Conservation Council of WA and the Union Climate Connectors. You might even be surprised to find one of your neighbours there.

And there will be a moment that day–when the room falls silent and your breath catches in your throat, as a story captures you completely. Often it’s the quiet person in the room that manages to blow everyone away. Last year, in Adelaide it was a story about the struggle to speak out against homophobia from within the church. In Sydney, an engineer who gained the courage, and learnt the skills, to talk with his coal-mining company colleagues about new directions.

With the looming federal election just months away, the skills, strategies and stories you’ll learn to tell will give you a powerful voice on issues from climate change to refugees. Click here if you’re interested in coming along, and we’ll give you a call to talk about the workshop:

Click here to find out more and apply for the Community Organising Workshop

The spin doctors, attack ads and focus group tested sound bites are waiting in the wings. Media pundits have their eyes on the political horse race, ignoring the people affected by the policies they squabble over. In this campaign, we will tell the stories of these people. Together we will provide the passion, humanity and energy so absent in the practiced smiles and hollow lines of our politicians.

Hope to see you,

Sara, for the GetUp team

PS – Can’t make the workshop but still want to be involved in the election campaign? Click here.

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3 amazing people on twitter joined me on Perth’s 6pr.com.au 882 6pr last weekend – Poet & activist Lesley Dewar, Advocate and #mhsm convenor Amy Kiel and Steve Andrews about his black dog ride this Sunday

Perth Poet & Activist Lesley Dewar uses the net to share and promote creative people and activist causes – and she’s having a ball!

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visit her website by clicking here


Kansas City (Mo) Mental Health Advocate and #mhsm convenor Amy Kiel is amazing – join us 1000pm Eastern US time Tuesday, 1000am West Australian time to share and gather info, resources and inspiration from people around the globe.

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Please visit Amy’s blog by clicking here


From the South West of W. Australia Steve Andrews talks about about his black dog ride this Sunday, he’s even getting the State Health Minister to saddle up on a donated BMW to raise awareness of depression and raise funds for Busselton advocates LAMP

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