I am going to be late, get there for the last bit, as I have to work first!
From James Arvanitakis:
… and happy 2007!
Well, it is time for us to re-launch Beers without Borders (BWB) for 2007 – in a new year, a new venue and also a new night of the week.
The next BWB will be held on Thursday, 1 March 2007 at the Edinburgh Castle with details as follows:
Time: 5.30 pm to 9.30pm
Date: 1 March 2007
Location: Edinburgh Castle
Address: 294 Pitt St, Sydney (corner of Bathurst St).
The re-launch of BWB comes at an exciting time for a number of reasons. You may remember that the thinking behind BWB was both to begin conversations towards long-term social change, and to celebrate what everyone’s doing already. The looming federal and NSW state elections are reminders of how important these original goals remain.
The issues of climate change, David Hicks and the war on terror, Iraq, mandatory detention, water, education, health, debt, the gutting of the ABC and attack on media diversity, as well as the undermining of multiculturalism are all issues that we need to pursue.
In addition, this BWB will be a fundraiser for a new progressive think tank – the Centre for Policy Development. Everyone who signs up to join the Centre on the night will enter a draw to win cool prizes.
We ask you to come along and find out more about our plans and, as always, enjoy the company of other people who are concerned about the direction this country is taking. Remember BWB runs on the Amway principle – bring two friends (and ask them to bring two friends), and together we’ll change politics (and maybe drink the pub dry).