We have lived through some years of drought now, have seen kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife die of dehydration, livestock shot, farmers desperate and adrift.
Now, with the recent bushfires, animals, ecosystems and communities are under even more pressure. The whole world is grieving and looking at these fires with horror, fear and disbelief.
1st March 20205-7PM
SYDNEY – MELBOURNE
Brought to you by Veterinarians for Climate Action
A Voice for all Animals
We would love for you to help us make this event Australian and international news.This free public event will be live streamed over 1.5 hours, and will include short eulogies from first responders, prominent animal advocates and environmental leaders, music, dance and a short film. Australian dignitaries will be invited to attend.
This event is not a protest, but rather an opportunity to mourn, to connect and to recognise that together we can create hope and meaningful change
Are you able to be involved through your presence, to speak on the day, to submit a brief video message, or provide contacts for performance, sponsorship or other support?
To whom it may concern
I would like to personally endorse the work of Veterinarians for Climate Action in hosting ‘Vigil for our Animals’, a public event that will give us the chance to grieve the recent loss of a billion wildlife and stock.
We can see how deeply the loss of animals has touched the hearts of the Australian and international communities, creating a deep desire to come together and share our sadness, whilst receiving words of wisdom, hope and our required new direction.
Hi Pretty, based on true events, is a modern day Romeo and Juliet-esque tragedy set in Texas during the mid 2000's.
“ It is incredibly important to me to support LGBTQI film makers and producers, especially if they have a story to tell” says Bader, associate producer of Hi Pretty and publisher of Curve Magazine.
Hi Pretty focuses on important real-life issues such as LGBTQ+ rights, suicide prevention awareness, substance abuse, student athlete pressure, conservative abuse and more.
Bader who has been listed as the 8th most powerful Lesbian in CLEO Magazine== and recently became an alumni of 100 women of Influence in Australia in 2018, understands the importance of visibility. “As media consumption has shifted, we need to understand other ways to support LGBTQI visibility. Hi, Pretty as a story aims to shed light on these very real struggles in a way that just might break your heart and mend it.”
Lee Dawn Hershey who plays Joey, a queer student-athlete, who secretly falls for and develops a relationship with her teammate/classmate/roommates sister.
After their hidden love is maliciously exposed, Joey finds herself entangled in the web of a heart-wrenching, tragic love story and a suicide attempt gone terribly wrong.
Joey Hebert, a soccer star for the Lady Wildcats of Rising Star college, and the daughter of an emotionally disconnected father, Robert Hebert. Joey enters into college, with a fresh heartbreak and overwhelming anger from a forced coming out.
In moving cities, Joeys intent was to be queer on her own terms, and build new friendships that were not based on lies. The living situation in the new place was ideal, as Joey would share an apartment with long-time friend and teammate, Dakota. However, a last minute addition to the house would forever change the lives of everyone involved.
Help raise $100,000 to fund this film here
Recently, my wife Tanya and I were invited to a friends 70th Birthday party. Politics were left at the door, as labor and liberals sat on the same tables and celebrated a friends birthday. From the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Political commentator Laurie Oakes to Bob Carr and Alan Joyce. Indeed a very interesting bunch of people, who define Australia's politics today.
RETIRED CIRCUS LIONS MOVE INTO THEIR NEW RESORT SYLE HOME
Last year, three lions, Kovu, Masie and Kiara were retired from Lennon Bros circus, after 15 years as performing members of the travelling family.
The Lennon family and Zambi Wildlife Retreat signed an agreement late last year to give the three majestic creatures a ‘forever home’ at the retreat. The circus family made a significant financial contribution towards the construction costs of a new enclosure and the Zambi team went to work.
And so, at the end of last year, the lions performed in front of an audience for the last time and exited the ring through their long wire tunnel to hit the road to Zambi. Now, 10 months later, after living in a temporary enclosure and watching the construction take place, the lion trio again, walked the long wire tunnel, but for the last time.
Apart from Silkes community activism, publishing and events production, Silkes passion are animals. In 2012 she was the co founder of Zambi Wildlife Retreat, 1 hour west of Sydney.
Silke's firm knowledge and experience of media assisted her in establishing the Australian and New Zealand LGBTI Awards. Influencers and Celebrities such as Lucy Lawless, Clover Moore, Josh Thomas, Gretel Killeen, Rachel Griffiths, The Topp Twins and Conchita provide the media attention, that will provide main stream exposure. This in return carries the message of equality and inclusion to the wider audience.
Silke Bader has been a longtime Advocate to change the Adoption Bill and has been a Foster carer for 13 years.
Same Sex Adoption Bill 2010: Silke was invited to give evidence at the Parliamentary inquiry in August 2010
Silke Bader, welcomes Clover Moore to the inaugural Australian LGBTI Awards in 2017. Clover Moore delivered a powerful keynote speech supporting the city's diverse and colourful culture.
Silke Bader, board member of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras from 2015 - 2017, organised a surprise appearance of Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst , at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian VIP Party
Silke Bader meets up with previous cover girl of LOTL and CURVE Magazine Lucy Lawless at the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras VIP space.