Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Festival 2020
We are very happy to announce that registrations are now open for the 2020 Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Festival. Join the Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together project leaders Dr Noel Nannup OAM, Dr Richard Walley OAM, Professor Emeritus Colleen Hayward AM and Carol Innes, as well as many other respected Elders and leaders, as we continue to walk together as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people towards 2029 (200 years of colonisation in Perth) and beyond.
In a year of bushfires, coronavirus and the global Black Lives Matter marches, the project leaders feel it is important to now come together for this festival as part of the Aboriginal-designed and -led Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together movement.
“We have our vision set for the next 10 years, and that is to care for everything” (Dr Noel Nannup OAM).
Registrations for all key events during August 3-9, 2020 are now open – please see event details below. We will also have a series of online, theme-specific workshops throughout the season of Djilba (August and September), with more information on these events coming soon – these workshops will grow and build on the workshop themes from last year’s summit.
With one month to go before the festival, we are hoping to make the most of the planned lifting of COVID restrictions by meeting in-person for our key events. If there are any changes to this, we will let you know. Please keep in mind that festival events sold out very quickly last year and we recommend that, in order to avoid disappointment, registrations should be made as soon as possible if you wish to attend.
The Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together project leaders have decided that we will meet again this year at UWA Business School and nearby Gurndandulup / Matilda Bay. We hope to see you there.
Ni! Bilyada Waanginy Listen! The Rivers are Speaking & Meeka Moorart Full Moon Celebration. Join us with your camp chair and picnic at Gurndandulup / Matilda Bay for the first full-moon of Djilba. This is an Aboriginal-led cultural event with original puppetry and the singing of a new moon song. (We will share a recording of the song so you can also sing along wherever you’ll be.) Monday August 3, from 4:30pm, near Bayside Kitchen cafe. Register your interest here.
Danjoo Koorliny Pre-Summit Workplace Hubs. Prior to this year’s Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Summit, we will be hosting a pre-summit event in which you can hold a hub at your workplace to connect to the Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Project. This session will be guided by the Danjoo Koorliny leaders and team. Friday August 7, 1:30pm-3:30pm online. Register here.
Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Summit. The flagship event of the Social Impact Festival will be back again this year. The sold-out 2019 summit has inspired a year-round movement for walking together towards 2029 (200 years of colonisation in Perth) and beyond. Friday evening August 7 and all-day Saturday August 8, UWA Business School and online. Register here.
Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Community Space. This Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Community Space will be a relaxed Sunday morning time where you are welcome to come in and see the artwork that’s been created during the festival, to have conversations, and to engage in simple community-building activities. There will be story, song, dance, art, and an experience of the six seasons. Sunday August 9, UWA Business School. Register here.
Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Themed Workshops. The Danjoo Koorliny project leaders and team will be hosting a series of theme-related workshops during the season of Djilba. These workshops will flow on from the workshop sessions from last year’s summit, and may include fisheries and land, housing, children and families, health and healing, and more. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.