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Refugee Week Film Festival
Maribyrnong City Council will launch Refugee Week festivities with their biennial film festival at the Sun Theatre in Yarraville. This year’s program will feature a selection of short films from Victoria University Community Development students especially produced for this event. The feature film Mary Meets Mohammad will be followed by a Question and Answer session by filmmaker Heather Kirkpatrick. All tickets are five dollars with proceeds going to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.
When: 6.30pm to 9pm, Monday 16 June
Where: Sun Theatre, 8 Ballarat Street, Yarraville
Phone Number: (03) 9688 0200
Part One of a Three Part Forum Series: ‘The Passage of Life’
Come along and learn about the meanings, celebrations, recognitions and rituals of ‘The Passage of Life’ in Aboriginal, Christian and Sikh faiths. The free forum is at Hume Global Learning Centre in Broadmeadows and a light dinner will be provided. The next forum, Part Two of the Passage of Life, will be on 27 May, followed by Part Three on 24 June.
When: 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 29 April 2014
Where: Hume Global Learning Centre (room 4 and 5) 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows
Cost: Free (light dinner will be provided)
The Zonta Club of Melbourne presents its Breakfast Seminar. The seminar features guest speakers; Eileen Harrison and Carolyn Landon. Eileen is an accomplished artist who is now also the subject of the book, Black Swan: A Koorie Woman's Life, a memoir of her life as an Aboriginal woman from her early years on the Lake Tyers Mission to discovery of her talent as a painter. The biography was written by Carolyn Landon, an award winning writer and both women will present their stories. Breakfast is provided.
When: 9am to 11.30am, Saturday 10 May
Where: Amora Hotel, 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond
Cost: $45 per person or $400 for a table of 10 people
COTA Statewide Seniors Conference 2014
The COTA Vic 2014 Statewide Seniors Conference is a key event for older Victorians and organisations with an interest in issues that impact on older people. The aim of the 2014 conference is to advance an age friendly Victoria in the face of age discrimination. The conference will explore the experience of older people striving to improve their diverse local communities and age friendly ambassadors from across the state are invited to share stories and strategies, with a focus on ‘what works’? The Keynote speaker is Grace Chan, Asia/Pacific Regional Vice President, International Federation on Ageing, and Chief Officer of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Grace has a wealth of experience in global age friendly initiatives and international developments around ageing. COTA is committed to empowering a diverse voice of older Victorian’s and Grace will also deliver one of the workshops in Mandarin – don’t miss out if that is your preferred language.
When: 10am to 3.30pm, 28 April 2014
Where: Bayview Eden Melbourne, 6 Queens Road, Melbourne
Phone Number: 1300 135 090
Bookings: By 22 April
Free English courses at Universal Institute of Technology (UIT)
UIT are offering free courses in Certificate I in EAL Access (English Additional Language), Certificate II in EAL (Access) Certificate III and Certificate IV Further Study. All English courses include computer training and are open to people 17 to 90 years old. Courses run for six months. To be eligible you must: be an Australian Citizen, a New Zealand Citizen or have a special visa that allows you to study and work in Australia; have a current Australian Driver’s Licence, Learners Permit or Probationary Licence; and have a Medicare card, Proof of Age card or Key Pass Card.
Where: UIT, Level 4, 398 Lonsdale St. Melbourne
Understanding women's experiences of endometriosis
Do you have endometriosis? Are you aged at least 18 years, live in Victoria, and have been surgically diagnosed with endometriosis? Researchers at Monash University want to understand women's experiences of endometriosis by interviewing about 40 women from culturally diverse communities. The research goal is to contribute to improved health care for women with this condition.
When: March to December 2014
Where: Via telephone or in person The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
Phone Number: Kate on (03) 9903 0239
Small business management training available in Springvale
Springvale Learning and Activities Centre is running its Small Business Basics Course this year. Developed to be user friendly to people who speak English as a second language, this course is an introductory course into the world of small business management. Classes are small and friendly and flexible, and are taught by an experienced and qualified trainer. You will leave this course with a basic business plan, heaps of new knowledge, a good idea what to do to set up a new business and the confidence to do it.
When: Wednesdays 10am to 3pm
Where: Springvale Learning and Activities Centre (SLAC), 1 Osborne Avenue, Springvale
Cost: $245 full / $175 concession
Phone Number: (03) 9547 2647
Carlton Football Club New Blues Program
The Carlton Football Clubs New Blues program aims to enrich the educational and cultural experience of international and newly arrived students. The club is currently offering all international and newly arrived students free tickets to experience Australian Football in a fun, inclusive and social environment. Students can register their interest for a ticket by using the website below.
Women’s Federation for World Peace in the City - Her Story
Come along and share in the stories of extraordinary women. Women’s Federation for World Peace is committed to providing women with the knowledge, tools and the support needed to create lasting peace at home, in our communities and our nations. Local Chapters seek to empower women to discover their unique value within a supportive multicultural community.
When: 3rd Sunday of April, July and October
Where: Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Phone Number: Anne Bellavance 5968 2664
Women’s Federation for World Peace in the Hills - Workshops
WFWP is committed to providing women with the knowledge, tools and the support needed to create lasting peace at home, in our communities and our nations. Local chapters aim to empower women to discover their unique value within a supportive multicultural community.
When: 1st Sunday of the month
Where: Belgrave Library, Reynolds Lane, Belgrave
Phone Number: Anne Bellavance 5968 2664