Friday 8 February, 7.30 pm: Kanyini Film Night & Information Session. This will include film, dinner and a discussion. Please firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest or call Lisa Moore on 03-9819-3502. Venue: Oases Graduate School, Community Learning and Research Centre, 2 Minona Street, Hawthorn.
Wednesday 13 February, 8 am – 10 am: Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the National Apology. Join members of Aboriginal communities, school students and reconciliation supporters to commemorate the 5th anniversary of this sacred moment in our nation’s history….a moment we must never forget! Free coffee and breakfast! Live music from the Kutcha Edwards Trio. Students displaying Proud Race bollards of inspiring Aboriginal people. Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy. Link-Up Victoria book launch ‘Where were you?’ with guest speakers. Screening of the Apology Speech. Federation Square Main Stage.
"Morning Glory" in the Gulf of Carpentaria
Thursday 14 February, 6 pm – 8 pm: Opening of Flow of Voices: Paintings from the Gulf of Carpentaria by Jackie Green. At the Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr Street Fitzroy. Opened by Jacky Green, Prof. Jon Altman & Dr. Seán Kerins, Centre For Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, The Australian National University. ‘I want the government and mining companies to know that we are still here. We aren’t going anywhere. We aren’t dead yet. We are still here, feeling the country.’ Exhibition runs 14 - 24 February. Wednesday to Sunday – 11 am – 6 pm. Contact APS, email@example.com, Tel: (03) 9416 0232; website: www.arena.org.au.
Wednesday 13 February, 6 pm – 7.15 pm: Public Lecture: Seeking security: Australia's refugee policy in a time of complexity and change. Speakers: Ass Prof Harry Minas, the Director for the Centre for International Mental Health of the Melbourne School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne and Alex Pagliaro, the refugee campaigner for Amnesty International Australia, helping to ensure the rights of refugees and asylum seekers are protected in Australia. Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 03 9905 3327. Details: http://www.law.monash.edu.au/castancentre/events/2013/refugeepolicy.html
Sunday 17 February, 3 pm: Religious and Legal Attitudes on Refugees. The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) presentsguest speakers Julian Burnside, Rabbi Kim Ettlinger, Sr Brigid Arthur and Sheik Abdinur Weli. Edmund Rice Education Australia,9 The Vaucluse, Richmond (off Church Street) ample parking (vehicle entry from St Kevin’s Waterford Campus on the Vaucluse opp. St Ignatius Church). You are cordially invited to attend by please advising the CCJ office. Tel 9817 3848 or email email@example.com.
Monday 4 March and Thursday 7 March: Community Development Course. Learn practical ways of empowering communities; Understand the basic concepts of Community Development; Examine power and change processes; Discuss community development practices; Hold conversations with experienced Community Development workers; Access to further learning resources; Come to understand the field; Use the modes of head (intellect), heart (feelings), hands (practical work with people) and feet (groundedness). Led by Jim Ife,Jacques Boulet and Rob Nabben. Contact: 9819 3239, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $300 full / $250 con. Bookings essential.
Friday 15 March, 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm – 9.15 pm: Film Screening: Rachel. It was 10 years ago that Rachel was killed by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to stop it crushing a Palestinian home. This is the story of her tragic death and the people she had come to love. State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre, Entry 2, La Trobe Street, Melbourne. Cost $15 plus booking fee $1.89. Book online: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/4361336876?ref=ebtnebtckt#
Saturday 16 March – Sunday 24 March: Cultural Diversity Week. For details, see: http://www.multicultural.vic.gov.au/projects-and-initiatives/cultural-diversity-week
Friday 5 April and Monday 8 April: Advanced Community Development Course. Feel more confident in practicing community development in your workplace; Examine the issues, challenges and dilemmas of Community Development; Connect theory with practice; Hold conversations with decision makers and other Community Development workers; Access to further learning resources; Use the modes of head (intellect), heart (feelings), hands (practical work with people) and feet (groundedness); Think creatively about your organisational context; Interfacing with the wider context. Led by Jim Ife, Jacques Boulet and Rob Nabben. Contact: 9819 3239, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn, email@example.com. Cost: $350 full / $300 con. Both courses: $600. Bookings essential.
Sunday 12 May – Sunday 19 May: Kanyini Intensive (working with Uncle Bob Randall and his family). 7-day intensive (Sunday to Sunday, plus travel time) retreat located with in the Uluru National Park and surrounds in the Northern Territory. This is a unique opportunity to receive teachings from Bob Randall on the principles of Kanyini and Aboriginal culture. This will be a profound experience towards integrity in cultural counter-flows, a re-alignment of the importance of personal spirituality, and towards acknowledgment of 70,000 years of Aboriginal knowledge and traditions. Uncle Bob will share his wisdom and belief that spirituality is the ultimate answer to reconciliation in Australia. Uncle Bob will share his wisdom on aspects of Kanyini including, connections with the dreaming, place, family relationships and the spirit. Teaching Kanyini and sharing Aboriginal culture, knowledge and spirituality with all Australians and beyond, are an integral part of Bob's vision. Further information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9819 3502.