Friday, 7 October 2011

Women in Black at Sydney Town Hall



Last evening, I ventured across a group of women standing on the steps of Sydney Town Hall who were holding signs calling for justice in Palestine. They are the Sydney branch of the global Women in Black movement. I had heard about them previously.

This dedicated group of women stand on the steps of town hall every single Thursday between 5.30pm and 6.30pm to raise awareness about the plight and suffering of Palestinians. They make "injustices visible" - words of Gandhi they follow. And they have been doing it for four years now.

They were certainly capturing the attention of passers-by. People caught a glance, slowed down or stopped to read the signs being held. Their effort, cause and commitment is incredibly admirable. They encourage women - dressed in black - to join their vigil and "stand on the right side of history" whenever they can. 

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