This weekend was full on.
Saturday morning began early. I was out in the city at 9:30am to begin volunteering for the Brisbane Climate Action Rally in King George Square.
My role was to tell people where the rally was being held, hand out placards, get people to sign the petition ('We say yes to a price on pollution') and hand out stickers.
I met some amazing people who do wonderful work with Get Up, Union Climate Connectors, 1 Million Women and WWF.
The amazing Meshel Laurie was the MC and she did an amazing job. I even got to meet her and thank her for her amazing post on the Jackie O controversy.
There were some amazing posters and protestors there. These two really stood out to me.
The acting prime minister Wayne Swan even came which brought more media attention, thank you Swanie. I was twittering away when he went past me saying hi and again when he said bye. If I actually was paying attention I could have said hi and bye to him too. Oops.
After the Climate Action Rally I met up with a friend, Nat, and her little Smelly. We went shopping and eating then headed to the Free Refugee Rally and March. Nat and I met over facebook and our first face to face meeting was at a Homebirth Rally. Ever since then we have been good friends, I love her.
We were early to the Refugee Rally so we got to see the Stop Clubbing Seal protest.
It was intense. While signing the petition there was a video playing showing the horrific way they are clubbed. Not cool.
The Refugee Rally and March was wonderful. It would have been nice to see more people there but everyone there were passionate which made up for the lack of numbers.
We met up with a wonderful man and blogger, Grant. Read his blog, it is so worth it. Also, if you ever buy Big Issue in the city (near the Post Office) please go say hi to him. It will make your day. I look forward to volunteering for his new venture when it all begins.
We walked in part of the march then decided it was time to go home.
These rallies reminded me how much I enjoy rallies and being passionate about important issues. Rally Ames is back!
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Im so impressed you spent your weekend doing charity work, sounds like something your really passionate about. Enjoy your week :)ReplyDelete
What your doing is really great. There should be more like you in the world. Then it'd be a better place. GrantReplyDelete
Thank you :)ReplyDelete
Just a little something to pass my time and make some people's day.
Wow, I've never been to a rally before, thanks for giving us some insights on what it's like!ReplyDelete