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CMFN | GATHERING | Interfaith: How does religion promote inner peace? | Saturday 8 June 2024 | 3-5pm

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In these troubled times in the world, what better way to create peace internally than by spreading it amongst others from all walks of life. Please join us for an afternoon of conversation and meeting others.

Join this first ever Annual Interfaith Gathering of faith leaders and followers from across the City of Casey as a way to foster peace, harmony and cross-collaboration. 
  • Where: Uniting Church of Hampton Park
  • Cost: Free, afternoon tea will be provided
  • Bookings: Please RSVP for catering purposes by emailing below!

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Casey Multi-Faith Network (CFMN)
Email: caseymultifaith@gmail.com

VMC | UPDATING | Community, News and Information | Wednesday 29 May 2024

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Today, I want to address several important topics.

Firstly, in response to the Victorian Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protections, I extend my appreciation to the VMC’s Regional Advisory Council members, the Multifaith Advisory Group members and community leaders who took part in the forum we collaborated with the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) to ensure the feedback from multicultural and multifaith communities were included. The report from the consultations, including translations in other languages, please visit DJCS website.

At the federal level, the Federal Government is also reviewing federal hate speech laws and I draw your attention to the latest announcement from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s groundbreaking independent study to better understand and address the dangerous prevalence of racism at universities.

This week marks National Reconciliation Week and this year theme is, "Now More Than Ever,". This reminds us that the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must continue. We must call out racism and actively support the voices of First Nations peoples. The work continues in treaty making, truth-telling, education, and tackling racism. We need connection, respect, action, and change.

As we reflect on these important issues, it is crucial to reiterate our condemnation of all forms of violence, racism, and discrimination. We must foster a community where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued. Each of us has rights and responsibilities that contribute to strengthening social cohesion. By standing together against hate and promoting understanding, we build a stronger, more inclusive society.

I also had the pleasure of attending the Africa Day Gala Dinner, which highlighted the strength in our diversity. The celebration underscored the strong bonds that unite us and showcased the vibrant cultures within our community.

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to building a more inclusive society for all Victorians.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing racial and or religious vilification, please remember support is always available:

Warm regards, 
Viv Nguyen, Chairperson

 

 News and Events 

AUST | NRW | HIGHLIGHTING | National Reconciliation Week 2024 

It's National Reconciliation Week (NRW! This is a time to reflect on our shared history and cultures, and explore how we can all contribute to reconciliation. The theme this year is "Now More Than Ever," highlighting the ongoing fight for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

VIC | VOVI | CALLING | Nominees for Volunteering Awards 2024 | nominations close 5pm Monday 22 July 2024

The Volunteering Awards are an opportunity to recognise and thank Victorian volunteers for the incredible contributions they make to our state and local communities. Know an inspiring volunteer or organisation? Nominate them for the Volunteering Awards.
 

VIC | GOV | Entries open for 2024 Victorian Premier's Design Awards | submissions close 19 July 2024

The Victorian Government is celebrating some of Victoria’s leading designers, creators and innovators. Entries and are free to enter for eligible Victorian designers, architects and businesses.
 

VIC | GOV | CALLING | Members for Senior Victorians advisory committee | applications close 11.59pm Tuesday 2 July 2024

Applications are now open for the new Senior Victorians Advisory Committee. Be part of a community voice to government and share your lived experiences. 
 

VIC | GOV | CALLING | Directors for vacancies with the Department of Treasury and Finance | applications close Thursday 20 June 2024

The Victorian Treasury and Finance department is recruiting Board Directors for various agencies they oversee. Expertise in finance, law, IT, property or health & safety is valuable. 

MELB | MDC | GATHERING | Mabo Day Concert | Saturday 1 June 2024 | 2-4pm

Celebrate Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. This Mabo Day Concert (MDC) is curated by Meriam/Yidinji/Dutch creative Lisa Maza and headlined by rap, hip-hop, spoken word and pop artist, Mau Power.
  • Where: Meat Market, 3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: For more information and to register online via Trybooking

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Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC)
Address: Level 3, 1 Macarthur Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9651 5901

The VMC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

VTMH | WORKSHOPPING | Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings | Tuesday, 2 July 2024 | 9.30am-4pm

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This advanced in-person workshop is designed for all those working in mental health settings who work with interpreters.

Using a variety of facilitation modes, and grounded in a reflective practice approach, the workshop provides learners with the opportunity to explore the challenges and realities in the interpreting environment, and to understand these within broader cultural responsiveness frameworks, including an intersectional lens. The workshop also invites and promotes strategies for adapting practice for working with interpreters in a variety of mental health settings.

The workshop is informed by, and uses materials created as part of the VTMH Approaching work with interpreters in mental health settings resource Project (VTMH, 2019). The resources developed through the Project used a co-design process, involving a variety of stakeholders including consumers, carers, interpreters, clinicians and academics, across the lifespan of the project. Find out more about this project.

Participants will receive hard copies of resources developed in the project including a Practice Tips Poster, Resource Booklet and Full Report.

The workshop is delivered face to face over one day and is complemented with some self-directed learning activities.
 
VTMH workshops are open to and provided free to staff working in Victoria’s state-funded mental health workforce. This includes public clinical and community mental health services, as well as state-funded mental health programs within community health and social services. Staff working in a range of roles within this workforce, including but not limited to community rehabilitation and recovery workers, lived experience workers, mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychiatry, program leaders/project workers and administration roles, are invited to register.
  • Where: Kathleen Symes Library, Multipurpose Room 1, 251 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053
  • Cost: Free. Catering will also be provided.
  • Bookings: essential,  Spaces are limited. Please register early to secure a place online via VTMH

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Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH)
Address: St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Level 1, Bolte Wing, 14 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel: (03) 9231 3300

VTMH acknowledges it is located on the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation. We know this land has history, custodians and stories spanning tens of thousands of years. We celebrate and recognise the First Peoples’ continuing connection to the land and water, and pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.
In a spirit of reconciliation, we commit to walking the journey of learning and healing together.

GEELONG | EQPR | GATHERING | Get ready for Better Together 2024 - booking workshops, food, parking and more

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It's time to get ready for Better Together

With just two-and-a-half weeks left until Better Together, it's time to get ready for your Rainbow Gathering for Change. 

Here is some of the information you need about when workshop bookings will open, parking, food at the venue, what to wear and more.
 

Food, transport and more

You can find all the information you need about travelling to the conference on  public transport, parking options, food at the venue, facilities, stalls, the quiet room, counselling and more on the conference's Accessibility Page

What to wear, what to bring

The weather in Geelong in June can be chilly and changeable. We recommend bringing warm clothes and a raincoat or umbrella. We will be inside for the conference, and the venue is heated, so layers are helpful.

The stadium is walking distance from much of Geelong's accomodation, and from the train station, so you may spend some time moving around outdoors - we recommend comfortable walking shoes .

If you are joining us for The Long Walk Welcome to Country and Opening Ceremony 9am on Friday (arrive 8.45 am at gate 9), you will need appropriate shoes to walk along the grass.

You might also like to think about bringing a refillable water bottle, snacks (although food and coffee will be available for purchase), a notebook and pen, business cards (or get a digital business card) in case you want to quickly swap contact details with the new friends and collaborators you meet.

Eventee app

This year we will be using Eventee as the conference app. And a big thank you to Drew Browne from Unusual Risks Insured for sponsoring the conference app! Later this week, you will be invited to join Better Together on Eventee and download the app to your phone.

When you do, you'll be able to create your own itinerary of sessions to attend, explore the speaker bios, and recieve messages from our team throughout the conference.

Workshops

To enable truly dynamic and interactive workshops, this year we have made two changes. The workshop facilitators have had more flexibility in setting the duration of their workshops, and we have two dedicated workshop spaces, with moveable furniture. 

By being better able to respond to the needs of the workshop facilitator and attendees, we hope to provide an even more meaningful workshop experience.

Because of this, some workshops are quite long, and others are much shorter. There will also be limited capacity in each workshop. 

To enable the workshop facilitators to plan for numbers, we will open up bookings for workshops one week prior to the conference. This is to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to book in, and to give you time to think about what you might like to attend.

Workshop bookings will happen via the Eventee app. It's really important that you only book into a workshop in which you intend to take part, as there will be limited places in each.

More information will be emailed to you in the lead up to workshop bookings opening the week prior to Better Together.

Start writing your packing list!
The Equality Project Team

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The Equality Project (EQPR)
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GiveOUT | UPDATING | Save the date 17 October 2024 for GiveOUT Day | May 2024

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Join us for GiveOUT Day on Thursday 17 October 2024 to celebrate and raise vital funds for the Australian LGBTQIA+ community sector! 

Together, we raised a whopping $405,000 for 91 organisations in 2023, and the team is gearing up for this year to be the best one yet. Registrations for participating organisations will open in August. 

Our Grantees In Action

“New City Church has given me a community that has been family for me, when my blood family feels distant” 
New City Church (NCC) exists to provide a safe space for LGBTQIA+ people and allies to explore faith in new and engaging ways, and help those who have been harmed by religious organisations to find refuge and healing. Amplify Pride Fund enabled NCC to expand their regular social support groups, pioneer a Religious Harm Support Group, and deliver a first-of-its-kind national conference on building safe and inclusive churches.

GiveOUT Board spotlight  

Richard Brett is an experienced leader in marketing communications, corporate communications and communications agency management. He is currently the CEO for Ogilvy PR and Ogilvy Health, working to deliver iconic, culture-changing campaigns for clients. Richard was named CommsCon’s Leader of the Year 2019 and in 2020 co-authored his first book ‘The Decade of Do’. As a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Richard is very proud to work as a member of the GiveOUT board to help further the organisation’s mission and aims through effective engagement and communication.

 LGBTQIA+ Community News and Resources 

Upcoming Events 

Upcoming grants 

Philanthropy News - What we are reading

“When you start talking about the family violence, [victim survivors] don't necessarily want to go to the mainstream services … they want to come to a service where the worker is an LGBTQIA+ specialist, and you know that they are gonna be safe.” 
DFV case study: The importance of funding LGBTQIA+-led services
Paul Ramsay Foundation’s report on domestic and family violence specialist services found that LGBTQIA+ people often feel unsafe accessing mainstream services, and are more likely to engage with services that have LGBTQIA+ staff and that are deeply attuned to the unique needs of rainbow communities. 

UK Learnings: The value of pooled funds 
A pooled fund, such as GiveOUT and Aurora's Amplify Pride Fund, is when multiple funders contribute to a grant pool to advance a shared objective. Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that pooled funds can increase impact, reduce risk, and champion an innovative approach to philanthropy.

Why current LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion trends should worry us
Dawn Emsen-Hough, Director of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs, shared on LinkedIn that over the last three years, the AWEI Employee Survey has shown a decline in support for LGBTQ+ inclusion, echoing global concerns on the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment (and particularly anti-trans sentiment). These insights show that we can’t be complacent, and that now is the time to step up our support for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Thank you to our generous partners who support GiveOUT's work, including our most recent Patron David Hardie. 
 
As always, if you have any questions, comments or feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at info@giveout.org.au.

With love,
The GiveOUT team

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The GiveOUT Team (GiveOUT)

GiveOUT recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants and traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work. We pay our respects to all Elders past and present.

MELB | SALAMFEST | GATHERING | A night of Sacred Music for Eid | Saturday 22 June 2024 | 3-7pm

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The wait is finally over, coming up in June, experience an exclusive free concert featuring the world-renowned Pakistan-based master Qawwali musicians, brothers Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammed.

Qawwali is a form of sacred Sufi music, and this concert will showcase this artform as performed by masters of the form, Qawwal – comprising brothers Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammed Qawwal and an ensemble of musicians from across three generations of their family.

Weaving together hypnotic vocals rich in poetic and mystical symbolism, backed by harmonium, tabla, dholak and handclapping, the brothers and their ensemble seek to transport audiences closer to the Divine.

Travelling from Pakistan for this exclusive concert in celebration of Eid, Qawwal will be joined by Melbourne based Tarab Ensemble, a group dedicated to instrumental classical Arabic music.

Come down to Fed Square to enjoy this special night of sacred music under the stars.
The evening of music will also include food and craft.

Where: Federation Square, Main Square
Cost: Free
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SalamFest

A Night of Sacred Music for Eid is presented by SalamFest and Fed Square with City of Melbourne

AUST | VTMH | WEBINAR | PHN Multicultural Health Framework: A national approach to cultural responsiveness | Wednesday 19 June 2024 | 3pm-4pm

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There are 31 Primary Health Network (PHN) regions in Australia all with different populations, contexts and ways of working.  

The PHN Multicultural Health Framework was launched in February 2024 to provide high-level guidance and best practices for PHNs in order to improve health system access and equity for multicultural communities across all PHN regions.

While this tool is specifically for PHNs, it has a strong focus on collaboration across the health system and other sectors and so this is an important opportunity to learn about the Framework and how you can work alongside your local PHN to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and experiences for multicultural communities in your region.

Speakers
  • Andrea Vancia, Cultural Diversity Program Manager (Brisbane South PHN)
  • Michelle Ravesi, Access, Equity and Engagement Lead (NWMPHN)

This session will:
  • provide an overview of the PHN Multicultural Health Framework
  • showcase PHN activities aligning with Framework action areas.
VTMH seminars are open to individuals, from all disciplines and working in all sectors, who are based in Australia and interested in diversity and mental health.  

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Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH)
Address: St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Level 1, Bolte Wing, 14 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel: (03) 9231 3300

VTMH acknowledges it is located on the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation. We know this land has history, custodians and stories spanning tens of thousands of years. We celebrate and recognise the First Peoples’ continuing connection to the land and water, and pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.
In a spirit of reconciliation, we commit to walking the journey of learning and healing together.

CUIN | UPDATING | Learning Lands: The Adventure Continues and more | May 2024

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Hello friends! Our fantastic offer of 3 months’ free educational resources from our Learning Lands platform continues for those who book a program with us. 

This month, we look forward to NAIDOC Week, announce a new touring program, discuss the heavy price of exclusion and more.
     

CELEBRATING | NAIDOC Week Outside of NAIDOC Week

‘We would love NAIDOC Week to be every week.’  

As Murri Elder Aunty Monica tells us, celebrating First Peoples culture is not and shouldn’t be exclusive to one week per year. 

ANNOUNCING | New Touring Program for New South Wales!

First Nations Educator Djarrin is launching a touring program for New South Wales 22-26 July 2024 to help you extend your NAIDOC week celebrations and it’s booking out fast. 

With his deep connection to his Barkindji heritage, Djarrin offers unique insights and stories. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with culture in a meaningful and immersive way!  
     

SHARING | Testimonial 

Arcadia College in Queensland sent us this testimonial for our online Professional Development session, Introduction to Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives, which we recently ran for 70  teachers: 
“The entire team thoroughly enjoyed the delivery approach and Aunty Gabby’s ability to be raw and honest. From the start of the booking process until the completion of the PD, the team were very approachable, supportive and showed genuine care and passion towards providing a meaningful experience.” 

BOOKING | In advance for NAIDOC Week | 7-14 July 2024 

Book Early for NAIDOC WEEK
 
NAIDOC Week begins on 7 July this year with the theme Keep The Fire Burning! Blak, Loud And Proud.  

Our brilliant presenters have many offerings. We can even tailor a program specially for you. 
     

REPORTING | Excluding Anybody Is Bad for Everybody

There are big reasons to centre cultural diversity and ensure inclusion in all our social decisions.
 
Our CEO and Founder Peter Mousaferiadis has often spoken and written about the cost of culture-based violent conflict, which is rising steeply. In dollar terms, this came to about $US13.1 trillion dollars in 2022.
 
Social exclusion has a huge ethical and political cost. It also has a measurable dollar cost – even huger than the cost of conflict! This is due to the loss of innovation, productivity and missed business opportunities plus increased numbers of people experiencing poverty. Even just feeling excluded causes people to opt out of markets, services and spaces.
 
Looking at the (estimated) figures representing the global cost of gender, disability and ethnic & racialised inequity, they total *US$24.65 trillion* a year – about 26% of global GDP! This doesn’t even factor in many other forms of discrimination based on religion, sexuality, age, caste, class, appearance and more. For sources on these estimated figures, read the post in the link below.
     

PARTICIPATING | May Events and Appearances

1–3 May Peter Mousaferiadis participated in two days of discussions at the 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan. He says the discussions offered: ‘insights rarely heard in the West. One stark reminder from this region was Australia's less-than-stellar reputation concerning its handling of asylum seekers and irregular migrants.’

16 May CTO Rezza Moieni participated in the Vietnam ESG Investor Conference 2024.

18 May Marketing & Comms Coordinator Marios Chatzidamianos participated in Live a Legacy Mentoring Day in Athens, Greece.

21 May CXO Michael Walmsley joined Digital Innovation Futures Victoria in Melbourne for an in-depth exploration of the groundbreaking Tech Reflects study.

23 May The Diversity Atlas Team is attending the annual Tech Diversity Awards gala dinner and for the second consecutive year mapping the diversity of the crowd. Did you know that anyone can use our versatile mapping tool Diversity Atlas in this way to reveal the diversity of conference participants? This is the world’s fastest and most reliable tool to support full inclusivity.

25 May Marios Chatzidamianos participated in the European Business Summit in Athens.

30 May The Education and Experiences Team is attending fka Children’s Services’ Early Childhood Language Program Annual Forum. The event is focused on the ‘Early childhood language program’ designed for educators who teach preschool children in a language other than English to help children maintain connection with their culture.

     

HIGHLIGHTING | Calendar Spotlight: Refugee Week | 17-24 June

Refugee Week provides a platform, especially for people with lived experience, to raise awareness in the general community.

Our popular Multicultural Day Program is a highly engaging and immersive workshop which promotes the importance of intercultural understanding and is available in all states. With interactive activities ranging from critical discussion, dancing and more, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of a variety of cultures.

We also offer a Mini Multicultural Day for pre-primary students across all states which allows the choice of 3 individual pre-primary programs. You can explore one culture, language or topic in depth or travel the world with a program from each continent.

Additionally, our Intercultural Citizenship Ambassador Program (ICAP) available Australia-wide is a valuable and comprehensive program that addresses ethical understanding, critical thinking and global citizenship. In alignment with the aims of the International Day of Education, our ICAP program promotes students to understand various traditions while gaining greater intercultural understanding.)

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Cultural Infusion (CUIN)
Address: Suite 2, 273-277 Wellington Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066

Cultural Infusion respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present and future custodians In continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practises of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia.

CoPP | S2b | UPDATING | Community on Food, Recruiting, Creating, Displaying, Exhibiting, Collaborating & Welcoming | Winter 2024

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Winter is Coming. Cosy up! 

The season of layering, warm surroundings and hot chocolate is almost upon us. What better way to prepare for the cold weather than stocking up with some Space2b goods?

Don’t forget to check out our workshops and heart-warming programs!
They will keep you warm, inside and out.


 What's Cooking 

SEEKING | Partner to run Flavours Of Syria

For anyone wishing to run their own café with big dreams and a small budget, Nayran is looking for a partner to run the café on Tuesdays to Fridays. She is willing to provide support and mentoring. Details can be negotiated. ⁠Space2b will also be a a big supporter. If interested please email Nayran or Janine⁠ at info@flavoursofsyria⁠.com.au or info@space2b.com.au⁠
 

WARMING | Up your Winter with some warm food & hospitality

Nayran Tabiei from Flavours of Syria cafe also operates a superb catering business for all types of meals; dinner parties, weddings, birthdays, you name it! Her menus can start with a range of mezze dips, followed by rice, meat and/or vegetarian dishes and some indulgent Syrian sweets. she can create or modify each catering menu to suit all dietary requirements.

Email Nayran at info@flavoursofsyria.com.au or pop into the café behind Space2b to work out the perfect menu within your budget.
"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home."
– Dame Edith Sitwell

 Recruiting 

HIRING | Community Language Storytellers x 4

Are you a Storyteller? It's story time. Space2b are looking for FOUR story time presenters in each of the following languages: Hindi, Arabic, Mandarin, Amharic.

The positions are on a casual basis and will be for 20 story time sessions per year. The location, timing and days will be determined by the community needs.

Applicants must have basic communication in English.
 
Training and support is included for the right applicant. People who live, play or have a connection to PORT PHILLIP are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking
a creative, energetic, vivacious, storyteller who loves working with kids in an engaging way. You need to be organised, motivated, self-directed, and comfortable working in a dynamic work environment and dealing with a diverse cultural community. You will be delivering engaging story time sessions with pre-schoolers (babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their carers) in your community language.

How to apply:
  1. View job description
  2. Write a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and why you want the job.
  3. Attach an up-to-date CV of 1-2 pages (if you have one).
  4. Submit by email with the subject line ‘Space2b Storytime (your language group) application’
  5. Please email your application to info@space2b.com.au

 Other News 

CREATING | Space2b's Mural Floor Painting 

Anis is a famous Chilean mural and graffiti artist now living in Melbourne. Her work is linked to human causes, gender equality, environmental issues and women as a factor of struggle in our current society. Anis will be working with some Space2b artists this weekend to produce a floor mural out the front of Space2b on Chapel Street.


DISPLAYING | What's On The Floor


COLLABORATING | Business Design Program

Space2b are excited to be partnering with Wyndham Park Community Centre on a business design programme. Working in collaboration with some incredibly creative Karen artisans, from Myanmar. We are well under way with the workshops, sharing and learning from one another. The participants are working towards designing and making an exciting range of goods/products that will be for sale in the Space2b shop during the month of June.


EXHIBITING | What's On The Wall: Liminal - A Group Exhibition | 11 May-8 June 2024

Opening Launch 18 May 1-3pm
"Liminal" is an immersive art exhibition showcasing four visionary artists whose works range from abstract explorations to vivid landscapes and intricate illustrations.

Each work captures a fleeting moment, inviting viewers to reflect on the journey of change. From bold brushstrokes to intricate detailing, these pieces evoke the beauty of transition. "Liminal" inspires introspection, encouraging individuals to embrace the unknown and embark on their own journeys of self-discovery. Through art, we discover the transformative power of embracing change and the endless potential it holds.


WELCOMING | Who's New

Say hello to our NEW volunteer, Angela!

Angela comes with a breath of experience and wonderful energy! She's a yoga practitioner, ESL teacher and a trained nurse. She also taught English in a remote Mongolian village. She will be joining the us on Wednesdays and some Saturdays to support the retail shop.

We welcome her to the team!

OPENING | Hours

Space2b Shop
  • Tues-Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat 10am-2pm
 
Flavours of Syria Cafe
  • Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm
  • Fri-Sat 10am-3pm

Together we make a difference!

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Space2b Social Design (S2b)
Address: 144 Chapel Street, St Kilda, Melbourne Vic 3182
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Space2b acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and the diverse nature of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and future, and celebrate their stories, culture and traditions.

AUST | NJP | RAISING | Awareness, Funds and Support for National Justice Project: Fearlessly Fighting Injustice

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As a human rights law firm fearlessly fighting to end discrimination, donations empower us to continue this vital work, so we can walk with the community to uphold justice where it's needed most.

As we approach the end of the financial year, we reflect on the transformative impact of support. Over the past 12 months, we have delivered trauma-informed, culturally safe legal services at no cost, focusing on powerful reforms in healthcare, policing, prison and the broader justice system.

Currently, we are handling 123 matters spread across these critical areas: approximately 13% in correctional, 16% in policing, 36% in immigration and 13% in healthcare, with 68 of these matters currently in court across various Australian jurisdictions. 
 
Thanks to our friends' steadfast support, we've expanded our reach and widened our impact. Help us sustain our advocacy efforts to fight systemic injustice.

We're so proud of the National Justice Project community of changemakers, and what we can achieve. Together, let’s make 2024 a year for justice. 

Warmest regards, 
National Justice Project team

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National Justice Project (NJP)
15 Broadway CB01.17, Building 1, University of Technology Sydney, Gadigal Country, Broadway NSW 2007

We acknowledge that we live and work on the lands of First Nations Peoples, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. Our Sydney office is located on the lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, whose sovereignty was never ceded. This land always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

CoPP | PPLS | SCREENING | St Kilda Cinema and The Red Turtle (2016) | Monday 3 June 2024 | 3-5pm

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Join us on the first Monday of the month at St Kilda Library for our cinema club!

Feel free to stick around for snacks and a chat afterward.

June Screening: The Red Turtle (2016)

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit
Language: French/Japanese film with no dialogue
Rated: PG

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Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | GOV | PLAYING | The Adaptation Game. Join to find out how prepared are you for a climate crisis | Saturday 22 June 2024 | 10am-2pm

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Are you ready for extreme weather?

The Adaptation Game board game (TAG) is a playful workshop to help residents prepare to be more resilient to extreme weather events such as flood, heat and storms that our changing climate will bring. Back by popular demand, we are hosting another event in June and invite you all to join.
  • Find Out More
  • Where: South Melbourne Community Centre, 1 Ferrars Place, South Melbourne Victoria 3205
  • Cost: Free.
  • Inclusions: Lunch will be provided.
  • Bookings: online via Trybooking

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City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | HEAU | MAKING | Free Hearing Checks - Hearing Australia | Thursday 20 June 2024 | 9.30am-3pm

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Speak with Hearing Australia's friendly staff about good hearing health

Visit the Hearing Australia bus outside St Kilda Library and you can receive a free 15-minute hearing check and find information on a range of common hearing issues.
  • Where: outside St Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda Victoria 3182
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: online via Trybooking

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Hearing Australia (HEAU)
Telephone: 134 432

Hearing Australia acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land that we live and work on, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

CoPP | PPLS | TALKING | Warm Winter Read and No Pressure Book Club | monthly, commencing Wednesday 26 June 2024 | 6.30-7.30pm

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Introducing No Pressure Book Club, where we talk all things books and reading. 

With no set theme or topic, this book club is designed for those who simply like to chat with fellow readers and share what they've been reading or listening to - whether it's books, short stories, poems, audiobooks, or podcasts. 

The No Pressure Book Club will be running monthly throughout the Warm Winter Read. Bookings are encouraged.

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Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | PPLS | TALKING | How to slash your energy bills, protect your health & save the planet with Author Tim Forcey | Thursday 27 June 2024 | 6.30-7.30pm

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Join Tim Forcey as he discusses his new book, My Efficient Electric Home

Tim will teach you everything you need to know about how to transform your home – old, new, or rented – for an efficient, comfortable, cheaper electric future. 

Tim Forcey is a home comfort and energy adviser, researcher and author. His expertise is widely sought and accessed by individuals, community groups, businesses, government bodies, members of Parliament and media.
  • Where: Albert Park Library
  • Cost: Free. Copies of Tim's book will be available for purchase on the night.
  • Bookings: online via Trybooking

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Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | PPLS | PLAYING | Music in the Library: Saint Ergo | Tuesday 11 June 2024 | 6.30-7.30pm

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Saint Ergo is a post genre music arts project that at its core, is a deep desire to connect with people and explore the deeper places we all share. 

Accomplished multi-instrumentalist and producer Joanna Jones weaves together threads of folk, jazz, classical, rock pop and electronic music supported by her truly exceptional voice and a strong lyrical narrative.

Joanna is an award winning, songwriter and performer, having appeared on national television, performed as a showcasing artist at BigSound and receiving a nomination for a VMA Amplify Award.
  • Where: St Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle Street, Balaclava Victoria 3182
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: online via Trybooking

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Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | PPLS | TALKING | Heritage and Gasworks: From Chemical Energy to Culture and Community | Tuesday 25 June 2024 | 6.30-7.30pm

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Join this talk by long-time local resident and environmentalist Rob Youl.

A discussion of the historical and social significance of the Gasworks site in South Melbourne.

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Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | PPLS | TALKING | With Authors Sam Wallman and Jeff Sparrow | Tuesday 18 June 2024 | 6.30-7.30pm

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Join two entertaining and insightful authors, Jeff Sparrow and Sam Wallman, as they discuss their new book 12 Rules for Strife.

This engaging handbook for change explores 12 powerful ideas drawn from historical struggles for better lives and working conditions. Through a uniquely original comic-book format, "Strife" demonstrates how solidarity can bridge divisions without compromising values. In fun, short, and shareable chapters, "12 Rules for Strife" shows how we can collectively transform our world.

This event is proudly presented by the Friends of Emerald Hill Library
  • Where: Emerald Hill Library, 195 Bank Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: online via Trybooking

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Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | PPLS | TALKING | With Author Justine Sless and Writer/Reviewer Stella Glorie | Tuesday 4 June 2024 | 6.30-7.30pm

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Justine discusses her new collection of short stories exploring loneliness, community and domestic life.

In 14 linked stories set in the streets of Melbourne, comedian and writer Justine Sless meditates on themes of loneliness, domesticity and identity. Justine's writing is spare and lyrical but infused with emotional insight, generosity and humour.

Justine will be joined by writer and reviewer Stella Glorie.

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Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | PPLS | TALKING | Warm Winter Read with Author Garry Disher | Saturday 15 June 2024 | 2-3pm

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Join us this winter at St Kilda Library to celebrate the release of Garry Disher's latest novel Sanctuary

Garry has published sixty titles across multiple genres. With a growing international reputation for his best-selling crime novels, he has won four German and three Australian awards for best crime novel of the year and been longlisted twice for a British CWA Dagger award. In 2018 he received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.

Garry Disher joins us as one of this year's Warm Winter Reads ambassadors. 

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Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | GOV | GATHERING | High Life Expo | 1 June 2024 | 10am-4pm

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The High Life Expo in June 2024 is a festival promoting people learning how to make apartments, apartment buildings, and units more comfortable, efficient, healthy, and lovely to live in. 

All sessions are free at this in-person expo held at the RACV City Club in Melbourne.
  • Where: RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Cost: free
  • Bookings: essential, online via Humantix

Also, there are several online workshops available in the lead up to the festival itself, you can book in via the link below. 

Monday 20 May – Waste not
How to reduce and optimise waste management and recycling in apartment buildings. 

Wednesday 12 June – Naturally cool
Planting for cooling, beautification, and connection in apartment buildings. 

Monday 17 June – Getting to yes! 
Navigating good decision-making in owners' corporations.
Proudly sponsored by Port Phillip Council

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City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | GOV | SHARING | Parent Information Session - Strength-Based Parenting | Wednesday 29 May 2024 | 6-7.30pm

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Parents and carers of children up to 8 years are invited to learn strategies to build their child's confidence and support their wellbeing. 

Develop tangible strategies to navigate the many challenges being faced by families in 2024.

Explore ways to support childrens’s development, building confidence and a sense
of purpose. Leave feeling empowered to create a solid foundation to support children’s wellbeing, heart, mind, body and spirit.

Ask questions and gain valuable insights at this participatory workshop, open to all mums, dads and carers.

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City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | GOV | ADVISING | Elder Abuse Information Session | Monday 17 June 2024 | 10-11am

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At least one in six older Australians experience elder abuse in their lifetime. 

It can happen to yourself, or an older person you know. Elder abuse is a crime. Victoria Police treats all reports of abuse against older people very seriously.
  • Where: Community Room at the St Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: essential, online via Trybooking

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City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | OPAC | GATHERING | Ageing Gracefully in Port Phillip Forum | Saturday 15 June 2024 | 1.30-3pm

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This free 90-minute forum is for people in our community, their families and loved ones to learn about their options and plan for the later years of life. 

Older residents deserve the best support to gracefully age while living safely and comfortably.
  • Where: South Melbourne Community Centre, Corner Park Street, and Ferrars Place, South Melbourne 3205 (Entry from Ferrars Place)
  • Cost: free
  • Bookings: essential, online via Trybooking
  • Poster: download

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City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

KINGSTON | BPA | COMMEMORATING | World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - WEAAD | Thursday 13 June 2024 | arrive 10am for 10.30am-1pm

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Your Life. Your Choice. Come along to this free community workshop for people aged 55+ and learn from legal and financial experts about staying in charge of your finances. 

Hear stories and professional tips for staying safe and in control. Guest speakers from Peninsula Community Legal Centre and Better Place Australia followed by a Q&A session.
Performances by Monica Dullard and Jimmy Loverocket.
  • Where: Kingston City Hall, 979 – 985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin.
  • Considerations: Light Lunch provided. Close to bus stop and train station. Free parking at the rear of the venue.  
  • Bookings: essential, by contacting Kingston Arts Box Office on 9556 4440 or online
  • Poster: Download

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Better Place Australia (BPA)

Better Place Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the communities where we work. 

MELB | PRUN | TRAINING | Introduction to Mental Health Promotion Workshop (EOI) | Tuesday 18 June 2024 | 9am-1pm

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A half-day training session suitable for anyone who has an interest in mental health promotion or is involved in implementing mental health promotion initiatives in community settings such as schools, early childhood, sport and recreation clubs, arts and workplaces. 

Those who participate in the training will learn:
  • Key terms and concepts in mental health promotion
  • What is mental health and what influences our mental wellbeing?
  • What is mental health promotion and why is it important?
  • What works to promote mental wellbeing, prevent mental health conditions, and build mental health and wellbeing literacy?
  • How can I apply this knowledge to my role?
Prevention United is one of Australia’s leading mental health promotion charities. Based in Melbourne and working across Australia, we are committed to building Australia’s capacity and capability in this vital field of practice through training and consulting services and workforce development activities.
  • Where: Community Hub at the Dock, Docklands
  • Expressions of interest: Fill out form here
  • Cost: Free
  • Poster: Download

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Prevention United (PRUN)

Prevention United is a mental health promotion organisation that specialises in the promotion of mental wellbeing and the prevention of mental health conditions. We do not provide medical, psychological or other treatment for mental health conditions. 

CoPP | GOV | TRAINING | Introduction to Creating Change in the Community 2 session workshop | Wednesday 12 & 19 June 2024 | 4-6.30pm

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Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are passionate about an issue that needs addressing? 

Topics explored:
Session 1 | Wednesday 12 June 2024
  • What is our community and where do I fit in?
  • What is adaptive leadership and how can it create change?
  • Understanding the ‘ecosystem’ of issues
  • Why are you here?

Session 2 | Wednesday 19 June 2024
  • Understanding how to interact and influence local government for change
  • The role of ‘self’ in creating change
  • What kind of leader are you?
  • Strategies for change (vision, mission and goals)
  • Anchoring and self-care
A two-part workshop series designed to support curious individuals and inspire you to express your point of view or to act for change.
  • Where: St Kilda Library Community Room, 150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
  • Cost: free
  • Bookings: essential, online via Trybooking

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City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | GOV | TRAINING | Gender Equality and Inclusion for Community Groups | Monday 27 May 2024 | 9.30-11am

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Are you interested in creating a more inclusive community service, space or group? Do you want to learn more about gender equality and how to apply a gender lens to your activities?

This workshop will provide information on:
  • The Gender Equality Act.
  • Definitions of gender and intersectionality.
  • The difference between equality and equity.
  • City of Port Phillip’s Gender Equality Action Plan.
  • How to improve gender equality in your organisation/group.
  • How to apply a gender lens to your work and tools to use.
Further resources and information.

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City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

AUST | ILF | ANNOUNCING | First Nations stories for the workplace!

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The Reading Opens Doors Library is the perfect way to inspire and educate your staff and workplace about First Nations cultures, histories, and stories.

This collection of books features titles for all ages and interests, from picture books for young children to award-winning novels for adults.

Investing in the Reading Opens Doors Library is a great way to support First Nations literature and authors promote diversity and inclusivity in your workplace.

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Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF)
Address: 17/207 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9280 0644
Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | LinkedIn

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) acknowledges First Nations peoples and recognises their continuous connection to Country, community and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and honour the sharing of traditional stories passed down through generations. In particular, ILF acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our head office is based in Sydney.

CoPP | GOV | COMMEMORATING | Reconciliation Week | Monday 27 May-Monday 3 June 2024

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National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will —and must —continue.

There have been many moments in Australia’s reconciliation journey that make us want to turn away. But when things are divisive, the worst thing we can do is disengage or disconnect.

Now more than ever, we need to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation. We know that the 6.2 million Australians who voted YES are committed to better outcomes for First Nations people, and are with us.

Reconciliation supporters must stand up to defend and uphold the rights of First Nations peoples. To call out racism wherever we encounter it, and to actively reinforce the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across this continent.

Now more than ever, the work continues. In treaty making, in truth-telling, in understanding our history, in education, and in tackling racism. We need connection. We need respect. We need action. And we need change.  

Now more than ever, we need reconciliation.

Local events include:

Reconciliation Week Flag Raising Ceremony | Monday 27 May 2024 | 11am-12noon

St Kilda Town Hall Front Lawn

Mabo Day Celebration | Sunday 2 June 2024 | 10am-2pm

St Kilda Esplanade Market

First Nations Storytellers, St Kilda Film Festival | Friday 14 June 2024 | 7pm-8.30pm

The Alex Theatre, St Kilda

Through the Moving Lens of Protest and Resistance, St Kilda Film Festival | Saturday 15 June 2024 | 1-6pm

The Gershwin Room, The Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda

National Sorry Day Lunch | Tuesday 28 May 2024 | 12.30-3pm

Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation host an annual lunch to commemorate National Sorry Day. This year’s event will be held at South Melbourne Community Centre and will include a performance from Maylene Slater Burns. Maylene Yinarr is an Indigenous songstress hailing from Narrm/Melbourne. Captivating audiences with her soul-stirring ballads, her music is a rich blend of music and healing. 

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City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

PPCfR | COMMEMORATING | National Sorry Day Lunch | Tuesday 28 May 2024 | 12.30-3pm

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A Lunch to Commemorate National Sorry Day

Program:
  • Welcome to Country
  • Master of Ceremonies: Dennis Fisher aka Den the Fish
  • Entertainment: Maylene Yinarr, Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri, Kuku Djungan and Gangalidda Victorian song woman
Door Prizes Box Lunches & Refreshments Provided 
  • Where: South Melbourne Community Centre Cnr Ferrars Place & Park Street, South Melbourne
  • Cost: Free Event – All Welcome Gold coin donation appreciated
  • Bookings: RSVP by 22 May, online via Trybooking
For more information or telephone 9699 8804 or email rosemary.rule@gmail.com


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Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation group (PPCR)
Address: PO Box 1446, St Kilda South, VIC, 3182
Tel: 03 9699 8804
Email: rosemary.rule@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ppcfr.org

CoPP | PPCG | SUPPORTING | City of Port Phillip Residents | every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday | 10am-1pm & 1.30-4.30pm

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Port Phillip Community Group are back in Port Melbourne and can offer information, referrals and support, financial counselling, education and recreation activities for local residents.

PPCG offer support that is free, confidential and is available for anyone in the City of Port Phillip.

An appointment only service and cannot offer drop-in appointments.
To make an appointment, please phone 8598 6600 or email Info-support@ppcg.org.au

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Port Phillip Community Group (PPCG)

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

CoPP | KILLARA | SUPPORTING | First Nations Job Seekers

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Providing information, advice, and support in person, online, and on the phone.

Come along and meet James from Killara, who can help you to find work, provide referrals and access to a range of services.
  • Port Melbourne: Monday and Wednesday | 10am-12noon
  • St Kilda: Wednesday and Friday | 1-3pm

Use the link below to find out more and how to get in touch.

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Killara Foundation (Killara)
Address: Level 13, 90 Collins Street, Naarm (Melbourne), VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9103 1464

Killara acknowledges the Kulin Nations, and respective Traditional Custodians of the lands we operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and recognise their enduring sovereignty which has, and continues to, care for Country.

CoPP | SKBK | WORKSHOPPING | Bike Repairs | Thursday 23 May 2024 | 6.30-7.30pm

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Bring your bike to the library and get all the best tips and tricks about bike maintenance and repair from the St Kilda Bike Kitchen. 

These workshops are designed to get you back on your bike, living healthy, riding sustainably and best of all its FREE.
  • Where: St Kilda Library Community Room, 150 Carlisle Street St Kilda, VIC 3182
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: online via Eventbrite

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St Kilda Bike Kitchen (SKBK)

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.

PPLS | OFFERING | One-on-One Device Advice | weekly over 3 locations

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Book in a 30-minute appointment and have your tech questions answered by our friendly team! 

Running weekly, these sessions held over 3 locations can assist you with basic troubleshooting and navigation of your personal devices.

Visit our webpage for more information and to reserve your sessions.

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Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

City of Port Phillip Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the people of the Kulin Nations. ​We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.