Evatt Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, November 2008

60th Anniversary: Doc Evatt, the UN & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Celebrating what it is to be human and free

Phillip O'Neill honours the Universal Declaration. [read more]

Reflections on the 60th Anniversary

It's a big international story, and a bigger Australian story, reprises Christopher Sheil. [read more]

9 December: The Evatt Lecture: Robert McClelland on Human Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration and the
election of Dr H. V. Evatt as the only Australian to have presided over
the General Assembly, the Evatt Foundation and the University of Sydney
take pleasure in inviting you to this address by the current Attorney
General amd Member for Barton in the Rudd Labor Government, the Hon.
Robert McClelland MP. The inaugural Evatt Annual Lecture "Getting into
gear for the next 60 years" will be presented by Robert McClelland at
the Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney, 6.30-7.30 pm, on
the eve of the anniversary. Free.

10 December: Book Launch: Moving in the Open Daylight: Doc Evatt, an
Australian at the UN

On the 60th anniversary of the adoption and proclamation of the
Universal Declaration, the Evatt Foundation invites you to join Senator
John Faulkner for the launch of Moving in the Open Daylight: Doc Evatt,
An Australian at the United Nations, by Ashley Hogan with a foreword by
Michael Kirby, published by Sydney University Press in association with
the Evatt Foundation. The book will be launched at the home of Bruce
Childs & Yola Lucire at 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. Free.

Inaugural Festival of Ideas
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Democracy is infectious

Hundreds of of people were drawn to the inaugural Festival of Ideas at
Launceston on 15 November. A packed program of lectures, activities,
workshops and competitions was held throughout the day. Themes explored
included the value of local government, activism, the media, ethical
behaviour, care of the environment and human rights. Speakers included
Henry Reynolds, John Keane, John Macrostie, David Adams, Liz Gillam,
Danny Gibson, Jeremy Ball, Tony McCall, Natasha Cica, Tom O'Meara, Sue
Neals, Michael Cooney, Helen Tait, Andrew Wilkie, Bob McMahon, Adam
Clarke, Peter Hay, Margaret Reynolds, Sue Napier, Michelle Byrne, Don
Wing, Greg Barns, Roderic Pitty, and Jeff Malps. The festival featured
speakers' corner, poets' corner and the Railway Sydney Band. This was
an Evatt Foundation initiative, for which the credit largely belongs to
the executive member, Fay Gervasoni. The Festival was organised in
collaboration with the University of Tasmania and supported by the
Premier of Tasmania, the Hon. David Bartlett MHA, who opened the event
on Friday 14 November at a cocktail party at the Academy of the Arts at
Inveresk. The Premier announced a bigger festival next year. [read more]

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Evatt AGM: Reminder

For Evatt members only: The Annual General Meeting of the Evatt
Foundation will be held tonight (Tuesday 25 November) at 6.00 pm at
Level 1, Trades Hall, 4-10 Goulburn Street, Sydney. If arriving after
6.00 pm, please enter via Dixon Street entrance.

Evatt has moved: new contact details

The Evatt Foundation has entered into a formal association with the
University of Sydney and has established a new office in the Sydney
Trades Hall. Please update your contact details.

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