Thursday, 15 October 2015

Welcome to Australia and the big walking out event "Walk Together" : #Ballarat 31 October 10.30am. See details below

This post is cross-posted from 
Born Free
Hey everyone! 
I have another exciting event for you, 
and this one is BIG!

Organised by Welcome to Australia, this huge event is being held in 20 cities around Australia! Dubbed as ‘Walk Together’, the event is going to be a synchronised national march to celebrate diversity and a “declaration that thousands of Australians believe we can become a nation known for our compassion, generosity and welcome”

I’m so happy that this event is being held in so many cities, after getting so excited about the Stand Up for Refugees Rally in Melbourne and then realising I couldn’t make it!

After a wonderful successful march in Walk Together is holding events in over 20 cities.

Adelaide: Adelaide Festival Plaza 11am, walking to Whitmore Square for a picnic
Armidale: Old Courthouse, Armidale Mall, 11am
Brisbane: Kurilpa Point Park South Brisbane 11am, walking to Supreme Court Plaza George Street.
Ballarat: Indigenous Childrens Playground, Windmill Drive. 10:30am for a walk around Lake Wendouree
Cairns: Western Event Lawn, near the lagoon on The Esplanade, 11am
Canberra: Westside Action Park, 11am.
Darwin: 11am location TBC
Emerald: Botanic Gardens, 9am
Gold Coast: 11am location TBC
Hobart: 11am location TBC
Logan: 11am location TBC
Melbourne: State Library 11am, walking to Fed Square
Mildura: Mildura Lawn Tennis Club, 9:30am, walking to Nowingi Place for speakers and festivities.
Mt Gambier: 10am location TBC
Newcastle: 11am location TBC
Perth: John McMillan Park, Kent St, East Victoria Park, 10am (including free Halal BBQ!)
Rockhampton: Riverside Park, Quay Street, 11am
Sunshine Coast: 11am location TBC
Sydney: Prince Alfred Park, 11am
Toowoomba: 11am location TBC
Wagga Wagga: Lake Albert Apex Park, 10:30am for registration. Walk at 11am, followed by a BBQ!
Whyalla: This event is on Friday the 29th to coincide the theHappiest Refugee Live Show. Meeting at 6pm at Westlands food court for tea, walking at 7:10pm to Middleback Theatre for Anh Do’s show at 8pm. Tickets.
Wollongong: MacCabe Park at 11am, walking to Market Square for a family festival day of music, performances, picnic lunch (bring a plate!) and speeches.

How awesome is that! I really hope you can all make it to one of these cities on or around 31 October. Further information is still being released for many of the cities so watch this space!

I absolutely love this video with Shane Phillips and others saying welcome. I wish I had made it :)

If you’d like to volunteer to help organise (there must be a lot of organising to be done for such a large event), or if you want to host an event in one of the other cities not listed above, or if you have any questions, email

Come together for a day out, spreading the simple message that:

‘If we’re all people, we’re all equal’.

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