On Wednesday the 29th of October the Queensland Community Alliance hosted our 2014 Assembly. Over 460 people from 17 union, faith and community organisations gathered in Inala at St Mark’s Catholic Primary School to share stories and strengthen our commitments to work for the common good.
The atmosphere was electric as people streamed through the doors of the hall with bellies full of sausages, dahl, butter chicken and rice. The sounds of MDA’s Ensemble Diaspora accompanied people to their seats before the three co-chairs representing faith, union and community kicked off the night by paying respect to the traditional owners of the land with Uncle Bill Bonner. This set the tone for the evening as we recognised the importance of strength in the face of adversity.
As the evening went on, we heard stories of discrimination, which reminded us of the challenges we face because of decisions to live up to our values. We shared stories of our experiences of hope through action, motivating us to embrace the way our actions inspire us and other people.
We took time to celebrate every one of our partner organisations and recognised the new organisations who share our drive to rebuild civil societies and work for the common good.
We also took time to recognise the work we have done so far in South East Queensland, including the listening that has been done in Logan. This inspired us to take the next step, as we launched the 2015 Listening Campaign! Commitments were made to host 425 table talks across Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan between April-June next year!
This Assembly demonstrated that the Queensland Community Alliance is building momentum as we work towards the 2015 Listening Campaign. You can help by watching, Liking and Sharing this video of Listening to Logan: airing at the Assembly, it shows others what we have and will do and inspires us to act!
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