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Rock Fishing Workshop for Chinese Fishers
Rock fishing - fishing from rock ledges, submerged rocks, rock faces and rocks that go into the water - is a popular, yet potentially dangerous aquatic sport in Australia. It can, however, be enjoyed safely if appropriate safety precautions are taken when rock fishing. Life Saving Victoria will host a number of free rock fishing sessions in the coming months that are open to anyone interested in the sport. The sessions will provide fishing tips, equipment demonstrations and safety information.
When: 8am to 5.30pm, Saturday 25 May 2013
Where: Philip Island – Woolamai Beach (transport from Box Hill provided)
Phone Number: 9676 6986
Africa Day Celebrations
Come and celebrate this important event which commemorates the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), currently recognised as the African Union (AU). It is celebrated around the world every year on 25 May in partnership with the United Nations, the African Union, non-Government organisations and community organisations. The celebration provides an opportunity to celebrate the unity while acknowledging the diversity of African Australian cultures and celebrating their successes, as well as highlighting the cultural and economic potential that exists on the continent. This day is also an occasion for all Africans living in Victoria to honour their differences, celebrate their shared history and heritage, and celebrate their many achievements and contributions to Australia. The whole week of celebration will involve street festival, a talent show, series of forums and a gala dinner to close the celebration.
When: 18 – 25 May 2013
Phone Number: 03 5968 2664 / 0448 535 977
City of Melbourne Arts and Culture Funding Info Session
Don’t miss out on finding out about arts funding for 2014! Multicultural Arts Victoria invites you to a special information session with program managers from the Arts and Culture Branch from the City of Melbourne. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the two funding categories. To prepare yourself for the session, please view the Program Guidelines (website listed below). RSVP essential. Please register your interest by Wednesday 15 May via email or phone (details below).
When: Afternoon Session: 2-3.30pm or Evening Session: 6-7.30pm, Wednesday 22 May 2013
Where: Multicultural Hub (Purple Room), 506 Elizabeth Street Melbourne (opposite Queen Vic Market)
Phone Number: 9188 3681
Come and experience the beautiful mountain village of Warburton as it turns into a Nordic hamlet for a weekend. Visit the Viking Camp, enjoy Nordic performances, sample some Nordic delicacies and buy unique handicrafts and other Nordic goods at the market. Nordic Festival is a not-for-profit event organised with the support of Warburton and District Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and in consultation with Victorian Nordic communities. The aim of the event is to celebrate the culture and heritage of the five Nordic Countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It also provides a venue for the Australian Nordic people to come together to celebrate and share their stories.
When: 18 - 19 May 2013
Where: Warburton, Victoria
Work Solutions - Improving cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria in partnership with Darebin Ethnic Communities' Council presents a free forum, 'Work Solutions - Improving cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace'. ECCV brings together not-for-profit community organisations, the public sector and academia. Hear their expert panel on current employment trends and have your say on improving cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace. To register go to the website below.
When: 9am - 4pm, Tuesday 21 May
Where: Preston City Hall, 274 Gower St, Preston
Phone Number: 9349 4122
VicHealth Seminar: Reducing race-based discrimination
VicHealth invite you attend the seminar - Reducing race-based discrimination. The seminar will consist of two presentations plus question time. At the first presentation - VicHealth Innovation Research Grant - Dr Dennis Wollersheim and Lee Koh and from La Trobe University will provide an overview of their recently completed VicHealth Innovation Research project titled 'Overcoming social isolation and disadvantage among refugee women through mobile phone peer support'. The presentation will focus on findings and recommendations relevant to those working with refugee and migrant communities. At the second presentation - Experiences of Racism Report findings - Associate Professor Yin Paradies from Deakin University will present on his 'Experiences of Racism' reports from November 2012. This ground-breaking research shows a clear link between the exposure to racism and the risk of mental illness in both Indigenous and culturally diverse communities in Victoria. Please RSVP by 20 May 2013 on the email below. Places are limited.
When: 12.30pm – 2pm (2 x 30 minute presentations plus question time), Tuesday 28 May 2013
Where: VicHealth Seminar Rooms, 15-31 Pelham St, Carlton
Phone Number: 9667 1368
Launch of new policy research paper
The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) invite you to the launch of the new policy research paper: Strengthening CALD communities to educate family violence justice and protection services. Australian justice, protection and support services often struggle to respond well to culturally and linguistically diverse women who are experiencing family violence. Based on in-depth consultation and research, this paper sets forth strategies and makes practical and purposeful recommendations, all with a view to expanding the options and support available to women in multicultural Victoria. For more information and to register please, go to the website listed below. Please be sure to register by Monday 27 May, 2013
When: 4 June 2013
‘English for Migrants’ and ‘English as a Second Language’ classes
Learn to read, write and speak with confidence in a friendly, relaxed class if English is your second language. Class 1 - Tuesdays 16 April to 25 June, 10am to 12pm. Class 2 - Thursdays 18 April to 27 June (no class 25 April), 2pm to 4pm.
Where: Milpara Community House, 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra
Pathways to Better Living - Know your Community Services
Southern Integrated CALD Child and Family Services Network is hosting a free expo - ‘Pathways to Better Living (Know your Community Services)’ - to enable multicultural communities to find out about local community services available in the South East. This interactive forum will provide an opportunity for community services providers in the South East to display and promote their organisations programs and services to both CALD and mainstream clients.
When: 9.30am to 1.30pm, Thursday 30 May 2013
Where: Building W, Chisholm Institute, Dandenong Campus
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission training - Understanding your responsibilities under the Charter
Recommended for managers, employees and office holders in state and local government agencies and public authorities. All public authorities, including state and local government agencies, must consider the rights protected in the Charter when making decisions, developing laws and policies and providing services. This workshop provides a practical introduction to the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter) and shows how to use it to develop and deliver better services and improve participation for all Victorians.
When: 20 May 2013
Phone Number: (03) 9032 3415
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission training - An overview of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010
Recommended for people and organisations needing a quick understanding of their key responsibilities under Victoria’s equal opportunity laws. Whether you are an employer, a provider of goods and services (including education and accommodation), a club (including sports clubs) or a local government authority, you have obligations under Victoria’s equal opportunity laws. This free briefing will help you understand what you have to do and how the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission can help you. This workshop will be held in Cheltenham on 10 May, in Carlton on 13 May and in Bendigo on 30 May.
Phone Number: (03) 9032 3415
Volunteers needed for World Continence Week video
icon.pr and the Continence Foundation of Australia are seeking volunteers to participate in a photo shoot to produce a video in support of World Continence Week (24-30 June). Potential participants: are preferably women (and some men) over the age of 40; do not need to have acting experience; are able to write the word 'incontinence' in their language; and, must be available for two hours in either the morning, lunch-time or afternoon on a weekday. For more information contact Teagan King at icon.pr on the number below.
Phone Number: 03 9642 4107
African Dads and Kids Camps 2013
The African Dads and Kids Program takes fathers away with one of their children for a weekend of fun, bonding activities and learning. The men explore the differences between being a father in Africa and a father in Australia and discuss how to address the challenges they and their children face in adapting to a new culture and new roles. Fathers are invited to bring along one of their children between the ages of eight and sixteen for a free fantastic camp experience. Activities may include bush walks, horse riding, and other fun challenges. Please register your interest in this camp, as numbers are limited. See contact details below.
Phone Number: Kate on 0418 446 692
Culture Victoria - discover our stories, collections and places
The Victorian Cultural Network provides public access to Victorian cultural content, enabling organisations to make more readily available their collection, research and other information. Groups can register their collections at www.cv.vic.gov.au.