Ghosts of Action

Ghosts of Action

The office of the Addison Road Community Organisation. Quiet, unusually early today, as people work remotely and others leave for meetings or simply head home exhausted.   We love the mismatched vintage furniture, the books and files and magazines covering the desks...
Power to the People

Power to the People

“The inner west is the boarding house capital of Australia.”So says Liz Yeo, CEO of Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. She’s down in Marrickville to pick up hampers from our Food Relief Hub. Soon enough a conversation between Yeo and Addi Road CEO Rosanna Barbero sparks...
Kind Regards

Kind Regards

So how are things going, Rosanna? Is there a new philosophy or vision emerging beneath everything happening now? Big questions. Maybe they don’t have an answer.Rosanna is slow and quiet, at first, in response. It’s mid-afternoon in Marrickville for the CEO of the...
Who Was That Masked Man?

Who Was That Masked Man?

Matthew is a volunteer here at Addi Road’s Food Relief Hub. He’s been working with us now for a year and a half, right from when “the whole COVID thing” first started to have an impact on Sydney back in March 2020. He takes a generous view of why he has kept returning...
Reality on the Ground

Reality on the Ground

“I’ve been thinking how there are two sides to the pandemic,” says Rosanna Barbero, CEO for the Addison Road Community Organisation in Marrickville. “I know everyone is really scared this time. I’m actually a bit nervous, too. This bloody Delta strain is so...