<p>The fabulous Miss Dolly Diamond, debating the ins and outs of marriage equality with a panel of weird and wonderful guests, all of them extremely well-versed on the issue. 8:30pm. Eureka Hotel, 1 Church St, Richmond. $25 ($10 per person will be donated to Equal Love). We depend on you, our lovely supporters so come along, have a drink and a laugh and maybe even learn something.
<p>The first Palestinian film to be nominated for an Oscar, '5 Broken Cameras' is an extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism. '5 Broken Cameras' highlights the type of atrocities that relationships like this contribute to and raises awareness about the struggles of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation, which is often omitted or falsified by the mainstream media.
<p>Friday, May 31</p>
<p> MAPW will host a breakfast where Dr el Farra will address the health situation in Gaza. 8am. Travellers Bookstore, 294 Smith St, Collingwood (doors open from 7:45am). Please RSVP to MAPW.</p>
<p>Dr Mona El Farra is a physician now working as a public health advocate in Gaza. Her particular focus is on women and children. 6pm. RMIT, Building 80, Swanston St, Level 2, Room 7. Sponsored by the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network & Australians for Palestine. For more info ph Michael Shaik 0431 573 368.</p>
<p>Friday, May 24</p>
<p> Join us to show Premier Napthine that the Victorian community wants him to back the Gonski reforms. 12:30pm. Treasury Gardens, Spring St, City.</p>
<p>In 1839 The British launched an invasion of Afghanistan largely as a result of false intelligence. William Darymple has told the story of the first Anglo Afghan war and the subsequent 'war of retribution' using Afghan sources. As well as being a great read the book draws parallels which shed light on the current situation. 8:30pm. Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, City. $20/$12.</p>
<p>In May 2013 EngageMedia will travel to Australia to do a series of Papuan Voices screenings. The tour will take us to Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra. A selection of the films will be screened followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. 6pm-8pm. Victoria University, 300 Flinders St, City (Level 11, Room 11.01)</p>
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<p>Show your support for Irish political prisoners and their families, and have a great time doing it. $10. 7:30pm. The Celtic Club, 316/320 Queen St, City. Organised by the James Connolly Association.</p>
<p>8pm. The Gasometer Hotel, City. $10. A fundraiser for the Land and Sea Peace Convoy.</p>