The Dr Tania Lienert annual memorial lecture, “We Won’t Be Silenced, Feminism and Social Justice,” will be delivered by Sophie Cunningham on Thursday August 2 at the Whitebrook Lecture Theatre, Southern Cross University, Lismore. Starts 6pm.

Cunningham was recently appointed chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and is an author, publisher, editor, feminist, educator and social commentator. All are welcome to this free event, for more information you can contact ACON Northern Rivers on 02 6622 1555.

Fresh Fruits Youth Group is a 25 and under gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) social support network welcoming GLBTI young people and their friends living in the Northern Rivers. Come and meet new friends, express yourself and enjoy creativity, events and adventures in a safe and inclusive environment. Fresh Fruits meets in Lismore at the Tropical Fruits Clubhouse every second Tuesday from 5.30-7.30pm. For directions or to get in touch with Fresh Fruits, send an email to [email protected] Find them on Facebook: Fresh Fruits (Youth Group) or call Tropical Fruits on 02 6622 6440.

Tropical Fruits’ Fruitopia Country Spring Fair is happening on Sunday, September 9 and the Fruits are on the lookout for stalls, volunteers, performers and more. To get involved ring the Tropical Fruits Clubhouse on 02 6622 6440 – it’ll be too much fun!

Saturday, July 21 is the next DELICIOUS party at the mighty Lismore City Bowling Club. After their absolutely amazing second birthday extravaganza in June, this month Frou Frou Productions will kick-start their third year of soiree’s. They will welcome resident DJs ELSCORCHO and Craig Wilson (AKA 1iSAMURAi) back to the decks.

Team Frou Frou looks forward to seeing you on the friendliest, most inclusive dance floor on the North Coast. The night kicks off at 9pm and goes through till 2am. Entry is $13 before 11pm and $15 after. For more details contact [email protected]

ACON Northern Rivers would like to wish a very happy 2012 National NAIDOC Week to all our Aboriginal friends, clients, partners and volunteers here within the beautiful Bundjalung Nation. We look forward to joining in NAIDOC celebrations in Heritage Park, Lismore on the new rain date of August 9.

Tobin Saunders is Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON Northern Rivers.

INFO: Contact Tobin Saunders at ACON on 6622 1555 or [email protected]

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