Jonno’s moving on and Trina’s stepping up!
I’m stepping down from my role as councillor for the Gabba Ward at the end of April, with Trina Massey coming on board to replace me in early May. So we’re throwing a big party to celebrate this historic transition and everyone’s invited!
Whether you’ve been actively involved in the Greens or various activist and community projects connected to the Gabba Ward office, or you’re just a local resident who wants to come say bye to Jonno and hi to your new councillor, Trina, everyone (except Nazis and TERFs of course) is welcome to come along for either a couple hours or the whole night.
Join us for a free vego BBQ, live music, (including from my spoken word/hip-hop band Rivermouth), and a late night of dancing at Echo & Bounce in Woolloongabba.
The running order is a little flexible at this stage, but will look something like:
Kick off from 3.30pm (we’ll set up a kids’ corner to at least keep the daytime part of the event family-friendly)
4:15pm- live music
5pm – community announcements section for activists and organisers to share the projects they’re working on and promote any upcoming mobilisations (please email me beforehand at [email protected]) if you’d like to speak during this segment
5:45pm - a couple of speeches from Jonno and Trina and maybe some poetry
6:00pm - live set from Rivermouth
7pm - a couple more speeches
7:15pm - DJ dance sets until late, including by DJ Black Amex (aka Councillor Trina Massey)
This event is free entry (drinks available for purchase at the bar). But we’ll also be collecting donations from those who can afford it to support Trina’s ongoing work as the new councillor, and her coming election campaign.
This event is taking place on the unceded sovereign lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge that the struggle for First Nations sovereignty and land rights must be central to all our political movements.
Accessibility: most parts of this event will take place in well-ventilated outdoor areas. Some parts of Echo & Bounce are not fully wheelchair accessible, but the main entertainment and BBQ area will be accessible for people who can’t use stairs, and wheelchair accessible toilets will be provided. Wheelchair entry before 7.15pm is via Jacobs Lane, and after 7.15pm via the main echo&bounce entrance on Stanley Street.
Transport note: No parking is available onsite, and paid parking in the hospital precinct is quite expensive even on weekends, so we strongly advise you to travel via public or active transport if you can.