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The Jessie Street Trust promotes and celebrates the groundbreaking life of Jessie Street. 

Each year, around 300 people from all sectors of the Australian community, gather at the NSW Parliament House for the Annual Jessie Street Trust lunch, which serves as a fundraiser to support campaigns and projects around Australia inline with Jessie's values. Including the rights of women and indigenous people, peace and disarmament, and the elimination of discrimination. 

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In January 2021, the Australian Government released the proposal for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament and Government. Public submissions are open until 30 April 2021.

The Jessie Street Trust's response can be found here.

Events
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Watch the Jessie Street Trust webinar where Professor Larissa Behrendt AO, Linda Burney MP and Nakkiah Lui discuss the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

History

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The National Library of Australia has digitised an oral History interview with Jessie Street. Jessie was interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection and speaks about her early childhood in India; the quality of life for women in Australia at the beginning of the century; her family history; her university years; England during the war years; working with prostitutes in New York; thoughts on trade unions and female membership; about how she prepares for her speeches.

Further, the NLA has further digitised from Jessie’s large collection of papers including letters and newspaper clippings.