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  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    WEL Office 8-10 Victoria Street, Newtown

    Letter Writing Working Bee

    Join our letter writing working bee!

    The next three weeks are vital to the success of WEL’s campaign to decriminalise abortion. The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill passed the second reading in the NSW upper house (Legislative Council) 26 votes to 15. Beginning the week of 17th September, motions to amend the Bill will be debated and voted on. WEL want to see the Bill passed in its current form, without further amendment. 

    We need WEL supporters to write to the MLCs and MPs who have supported the Reproductive Healthcare Reform Bill. Handwritten letters can make a big difference at this stage of the campaign. And we need a tidal wave of letters to the MLCs/MPs who are uncertain, to show them the high level of community support for this reform. 

    Come along to our letter writing snap action next Tuesday night 27th August, at the WEL office in Newtown. Follow this link to sign up and bring a friend or six!! 

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 06:30 PM · $40.00 AUD · 7 rsvps
    Palace Verona, Oxford Street, Paddington NSW

    Ride Like A Girl: Film Night with WEL

    Join WEL for a film that tells the story of Australian jockey, Michelle Payne, who became the first and only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. WEL is proud to present an exclusive, advance screening of Ride Like A Girl, a wonderful Australian film that celebrates Michelle's journey and determination. This fundraising event will support WEL's work to increase the visibility of women in leadership, and those who are leading in their field. Scroll down or click HERE to buy your tickets.

    Thursday 12th September 2019 promises to be a great evening. Starting 6:30 for 7:00 pm, we will have an advance screening of ‘Ride Like a Girl’ at Palace Verona Paddington. Moya Dodd, former FIFA Executive Committee Member, will kick off the evening speaking on the need for a level playing field for women in sport.

    The movie is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne who dreamt of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup. The youngest of 10 children, she was raised by a single father, leaving school at 15 to become a jockey. Early failures did not deter her, including a family tragedy and her own near fatal fall from a horse. Against all medical advice, with the support of her Dad and her brother Stevie, she rode on meeting the Prince of Penzance to overcome impossible odds: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history. 


    Director
    Rachel Griffiths


    Cast
    Teresa Palmer
    Sam Neill
    Stevie Payne
    Sullivan Stapleton
    Genevieve Morris

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