Category Archives: Melbourne

Launching our new logo!

As we step into 2015, The Development Circle is excited to announce a bold new vision for its future. Building upon the outstanding work of our existing Circles around Australia, The Development Circle is embarking on a concerted effort to establish a greater sense of national unity by creating new opportunities for collaboration between our State groups.

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Report: Working with Aboriginal Communities – Incorporating Traditional Knowledge into Practice

Prof Dori Tunstall presents on the use of Indigenous knowledge in design anthropology

Prof Dori Tunstall presents on the use of Indigenous knowledge in design anthropology

Event summary for Working with Aboriginal Communities: Incorporating Traditional Knowledge into Practice“, hosted by Melbourne Development Circle

Event Location: Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne CBD

Event Date: September 2, 2014

Prepared by: Chloe Piper, MDC Leader

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Advocacy – MDC Event Summary

Melbourne Development Circle May 2014 Event – Advocacy

Event Summary kindly written by Jane Perry

 

Outline of evening

The was held on May 6 at the Drill Hall, Therry St. Pictured: Olivia Greenwell during her presentation

Kelly Rae, MDC Convenor and MC for the evening, welcomed everyone and explained that the event would be interactive, with opportunities to share ideas and strategise with others about championing social change.

The activities kicked off with “Elevator Pitch”, where audience members each pitched an idea to someone for 30 seconds to convince the other person that “all people should wear yellow on Mondays”. The arguments used were varied, creative and persuasive. Continue reading

Walk With Us festival this May – Fed Square

Walk with Us:  Djilpin Arts, the Northern Territory’s globally recognised Aboriginal Corporation located at the remote Beswick (Wugularr) community on the south-west border of Arnhem Land, brings a rich and ancient tapestry of indigenous culture to Federation Square on Thursday 22 & Friday 23 May.

The two day Walk With Us festival showcases traditional song and dance, the first solo exhibition from innovative fibre artist Dorothy BienuwangaNew Works in Fibre and etchings, silk screens and Japanese woodblock limited edition fine art prints from North-East and West Arnhem Land artists – The Gapu Print Survey – Billabong Series,and the world premiere of Kundirri, a documentary on the life and legacy of artist, musician and custodian, David Blanasi.

More information here: www.fedsquare.com/events/djilpin-arts-walk-with-us/

Will you stand #WithSyria? Tomorrow @ FedSquare

Be part of a global movement to end the violence in Syria after three years of conflict. 

Facebook-highlight-1On Friday 14 March at Federation Square, Australians will gather together for a vigil to stand with the people of Syria.

The conflict in Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st Century. More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict, including 11,000 children. 2.5 million people are living as refugees. Continue reading

Melbourne member review – March 2014

Beginning in March 2014, the Melbourne Development Circle is publishing a member review of our events. This review has both a profile of the member and a little information about the event for us to look back on. Our first member review is from Wendy Poussard, co-founder of the International Women’s Development Agency.

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Half the Sky – International Women’s Day Celebration

20140212_HTS485International Women’s Development Agency will hold a night of celebration and conversation in Melbourne to mark International Women’s Day 2014.

Join the conversation about the future of women and girls in our region and globally, with keynote speakers Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash; and Ms Sam Mostyn, President of the Australian Council for International Development, non-executive board director and AFL Commissioner. Continue reading

Inspiring Change: Celebrate International Women’s Day

Inspiring Change: Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Humanitarian Crisis Hub

 
Poster - Melbourne

IWD Event Poster – Melbourne

You are invited to Humanitarian Crisis Hub’s International Women’s Day celebration events, as part of our Women Leading Change program.

In both Melbourne and Sydney, we will be bringing together diaspora women and their organisations to talk on the contribution that women make to building peace, human rights and development in their countries of origin, particularly countries affected by war and conflict. We will be celebrating International Women’s Day under the theme of Inspiring Change.

We would very much welcome your participation and contribution, so please do come along and enjoy the afternoon with us. It will be a chance to hear more about what diaspora women activists and organisations are doing from Australia and how they can be better supported by aid agencies, civil society and government in their work.

** SYDNEY **
 
Saturday 1st March
2-5pm
Unions NSW, 
Level 5, 20 Wentworth Street
Parramatta
 
 
Featuring presentations from diaspora women’s organisations, discussion panels, guests from the humanitarian sector and the chance to meet with women’s organisations.
 
 
** MELBOURNE **
 
Saturday 1st March
1-4pm
The Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne 
(Opposite Queen Victoria Market)
 
 
Featuring speakers from women’s organisations, invited guests from the humanitarian sector, discussion, and performances by the Boite’s Iranian Women’s Choir and the Breathing Space women’s choir.
 
In Victoria, this event is proudly supported by the Victorian Multicultural Commission. 
 
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Our Women Leading Change network seeks to support women from diaspora communities who are campaigning for human rights and peace in their communities in Australia and in their country of origin. We support them with advocacy strategy development, how to engage the media, organisational development and networking opportunities to link in with the government and humanitarian sector.

The Humanitarian Crisis Hub works in Australia with people from countries affected by war and conflict who promote the human rights of people in their countries of origin.  We support diaspora community initiatives; provide resources, information and training; facilitate dialogue and shared learning; build networks; and seek to amplify community voices at local, national and international levels.