National Harmony Week will run from 20 March to 26 March 2023 to celebrate, recognise and to respect and inclusively bring together Australians from all different backgrounds. Council will be recognising it this year by hosting a Greek cooking workshop, an Indian henna workshop, a children’s movie showcasing Mexican culture and by offering a variety of multicultural menu specials from our Civic Square Café. All this will be held under our Cultural Treasures festival banner which encourages the Shellharbour community to value, celebrate and embrace our rich cultural diversity. Bookings can be made via: https://www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/whats-on
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ACON’s Trans Health Equity team welcome all trans and gender diverse people and all Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander trans people in NSW to be a part of Trans Vitality, a peer-education and trans empowerment program.
Across four workshops, you’ll work with peer facilitators and fellow trans community to learn about resilience, community care, trans histories, and futures whilst working together to make a space for connection.
Online Workshops open to all trans community across NSW
- Every Tuesday night from 28 March – 18 April, 6-8:30pm
Online workshops for Sistergirls, Brotherboys and trans mob
- Every Thursday night from 20 April – 11 May, 6-8:30pm
Please fill out an expression of interest here and the team will be in contact.
Or visit Transhub for trainings, workshops and registration link here and our Trans Vitality toolkit for great community resources here.
State election candidate forum
Anna Brown, CEO of Equality Australia, will be moderating the forum, with The Hon. Brad Hazzard, the Hon. Penny Sharpe MLC, Jenny Leong and Alex Greenwich coming along to speak to us about the commitments to the health and human rights of our communities that they are taking to the next election.
Please REGISTER HERE to let us know you can attend in person, or via the online livestream, and submit any questions you would like us to pose to the panelists on your behalf.
Community Industry Group “Temperature Check” Survey
To fully understand the significant challenges the Community Services sector (Illawarra/Shoalhaven/Southern NSW) is currently facing, Community Industry Group is conducting a ‘Temperature Check’ (key issue survey) to find out what issues are most concerning to you/your organisation/community and what supports may be needed.
The survey can be found using the link below…
Any concerns, please call Chris Racar at CIG on 42 56 4333
Carer Gateway Service Provider Open Day
Join the Carer Gateway team
for brunch and ﬁnd out more
about programs and services
that carers can access.
– Tailored Support Packages
– Coaching Services
– Emergency Respite
– Peer Support
– Young Carers Programs
Plus a Q&A session with the
team members and carers.
Where: Wollongong Town Hall, Kembla St, Wollongong NSW 2500
To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/illawarra-service-provider-open-day-tickets-493385367917
On the Couch with TransHub
Sophie Keeffe (they/them) is a Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON in the Trans Health Equity Team.
Sophie’s role involves working on the peer resilience building workshop program Trans Vitality, adding to resources on TransHub or one of ACON’s other Trans programs.
Outside of work they spend their time playing with a telescope, building a model ship, or going far too deep into Wikipedia.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/433160305595296/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%7D
Volunteer Rego: https://forms.gle/4EtNnQyPLRUXu1L76
Stallholder Rego: https://forms.gle/h3hrepmcnAaxnY1Y8
General Rego: https://www.illawarrashoalhavengenderalliance.org.au/