AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS
PRESS RELEASE 449
11 November 2011
You are invited to an important evening of information and discussion
Wednesday 16 November 6:00pm to 9:30pm Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts 1st Floor (near Town Hall Station) 280 Pitt Street, Sydney Light refreshments provided To RSVP or for more information: Tel: 0400 875 053 Email: asl@australiansecularlobby.
TOWARD A TRULY SECULAR PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM
THE LORD IS NOT ON TRIAL HERE TODAY
Religious Instruction lessons in US public schools c. 1945 were as controversial as they are in Australia today. In 1945, Vashti McCollum filed a historic Supreme Court lawsuit that would forever change the relationship between religion and public schools in America—and turn this young housewife from Central Illinois into an unlikely champion of the ‘wall of separation’ between church and state. This 57 minute multi Emmy awarded 2010 documentary is a ‘must-see’.
WHY GILLARD’S BORN-AGAIN NSCP IS A SHAMEFUL SHAM
On September 7, 2011, Peter Garrett launched the ‘new’ extended/expanded National School Chaplaincy Program to include ‘secular student welfare workers’. Garrett’s wily announcement did the trick, and many a media hound was thereafter thrown off the scent. However, a forensic examination of the ‘new’ program reveals not merely ‘more of the same’, but ‘more of the same, and much worse’. This is the premiere showing of a fast-paced, hard-hitting short documentary movie destined for viral exposure nationally.
Presented by Australian Secular Lobby, Secular Public Education Lobby & High Court Challenge. Evening sponsored by NSW Greens MP John Kaye
Wednesday 16 November 6:00pm to 9:30pm Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts 1st Floor (near Town Hall Station) 280 Pitt Street, Sydney Light refreshments provided To RSVP or for more information: Tel: 0400 875 053 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLLOWED BY GENERAL DISCUSSION/Q&A
Ron Williams (Plaintiff High Court Challenge against NSCP) Hugh Wilson (Australian Secular Lobby Director) Chair: Greens NSW MP, John Kay
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