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.
In recognition of the growing concerns and new laws around Covid-19, the Jessie Street Trust has decided not to go ahead with the Annual Lunch this year.
We hope you all take care of yourselves and each other and we look forward to seeing you, healthy, in 2021.
As we are unable to fund raise this year, we will be unable to continue with the Grant in 2020.
We look forward to reporting soon on how the 2019 Grant was spent for you all to hear.
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.