BrisCAN G20 August Happenings

BrisCAN G20 community action network: upcoming events and meetings

 1)   G20 Peoples March Working Group meeting &  G20 Peoples’ Summit:   Ideas  Jam

2)   Listening post Project

3)   Street Medic Training

4)   Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN) G20  General Meeting

5)   West Ender G20 Community Forum


 1)   G20 Peoples March Working Group meeting & G20 Peoples’ Summit: Ideas  Jam

 Date:   Saturday August 9

Time:   2pm to discuss March

             3pm onwards to discuss Peoples Summit

Place:    State Library of Qld – The Edge –Coffee Lounge

Window Bay 7 is booked from 4pm.

You’ve probably heard that the G20 is on in Bris in November this year. To keep stuff interesting, critical and creative we are putting on a conference of our own over the three days before hand. We’re hoping speakers, panels and conversations on a whole range of topics, along with music, art, theatre and more quality anti-capitalist community fun times than you can point an oppressive economic system at.

The Peoples’ Summit working group meets fortnightly at the Edge to share ideas and keep up to date with our tasks and preparation for this exciting event!   Join us!

This week the March working group will also meet at the Edge – one hour earlier to preparefor the all –in Peoples March on Nov 15 and to connect with Peoples Summit folks as there is a fair bit of cross over and coordination needed between the projects!


 2)   Listening post Project

Come along and have your say or get involved with the Listening post project…

Let’s talk G20: Community Listening posts

The G20 is coming to our community. What does that mean to you?

A listening post is a space for community conversations – a platform for engagement with ideas. There are no right or wrong answers – just a willingness to share and to discuss issues of import –or that impact our community- face to face – in public.

Let’s talk about the G20 coming to Brisbane.

You are invited to join us for a chat, fill out a simple survey, write or draw your thoughts, make a sign and take a picture, make a recording or video statement.

With your agreement, these will be later shared with others (including decision makers) via display- physical installation/internet so that community voices can be heard.

Have your say:

Every Friday in August

Date: Friday August 1,8, 15, 22,29, 2014

Time: 11am-1pm

Place: Outside “West End Markets” in front of Commonwealth Bank

           Corner of Mollison & Boundary& Melbourne Streets, West End


3)    Street Medic Training

Street medics are a community of first-aiders & health workers who are specifically trained to respond to the health needs of people at demonstrations, in progressive social movements, and at encampments.

Street medics are called upon to deal with a wide variety of illness and injury: crowd-control, chemical weapons decontamination, weather and temperature-related illness, altered mental status, sexual assault, and handcuff injuries, all in resource-scarce, unsecured environments. Street medics also provide preventative care and public health promotion in protester encampments.

Street medic care is ethical, empowering, and do-no harm.

This course is not limited to workplace firstaiders and medical professionals but a current and active first-aid certificate is strongly recommended. The course is no substitute nor will offer accreditation. Those with medical training will want to take this course as we cover many topics that are specific to protest healthcare. People with no healthcare background will learn valuable skills that can be used anywhere, not just at protests. In this highly participatory training, you will learn to use your skills in complex, high-tension, low-resource situations. Expect to have fun!

Training will be held on August 16th and 17th (Saturday and Sunday) 9am- 2pm each day.

Location: Brisbane …

Attendees are asked to contribute $25 to help cover costs for putting the training on. Spaces to undertake the training will be limited to 20 people. Please detail any of your needs when registering. Payment details will be forwarded with registration details.

Expressions of Interest are welcomed from all but as spaces are limited we will prioritise people with a commitment to forming a Street Medic Collective in Brisbane. All expressions of interest should be forwarded to the Collective’s email account (

Pre-reading will be sent out and expected to be engaged with.

Any further questions can be answered on the Facebook page or by e-mail at


4)    Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN) G20 General Meeting

Date:   Sunday August 24

Time:   9:30 am

Place:   Justice Place – 5 Abingdon Street Woolloongabba


5)   West Ender G20 Community Forum

What does the G20 Mean for West End?  Your questions answered.

Panelists: Sam Watson (Murri Community worker), Cr. Helen Abrahams, Scott McDougal (Caxton Legal Service), Robin Taubenfeld (BrisCAN) and senior Qld Police Service member 

Date: Sept 9

Time: 6pm

Place: Souths Leagues Club


For more information:

Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN)-G20

Community Outreach Working Group

M: 0411 118 737



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