Social Impact Festival 2019: Walking Together Towards a Just and Sustainable Society
This year we have made a strong commitment to walking together towards a just and sustainable society. In co-creating this year’s Social Impact Festival we have been learning, listening and unlearning. We have realised that if we truly want to create a just and sustainable society then we need to embrace the spirit of ‘Voice, Treaty and Truth’. This has led to a collaboration with Aboriginal elders for the shaping of the festival and its key events. We want to acknowledge that 2029 will mark 200 years since colonisation in Perth – and that we are 10 years away from that point. We are excited by what is now forming with the festival and beyond, and are looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Below, we have outlined the festival’s key events – these will continue to take shape and adapt as needed. Thanks for joining us as we continue to co-create what we think will be a significant festival and future journey together.
15 July 2019: Festival Opening & Toolkit Launch (online). Join us online for our global opening of Social Impact Festival 2019. We will also be launching our Social Impact Toolkits aimed to help you spark social impact in your own area
16 July 2019 (evening): Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA) event @ UWA Business School, EY Lecture Theatre
17-18 July 2019: Walking Together Towards 2029 and Beyond: Voice, Treaty, Truth Summit @ UWA Business School. The two-day summit is the feature event of this year’s festival, and will be shaped and led by Aboriginal leaders Dr Noel Nannup, Dr Richard Walley, Professor Colleen Hayward and Carol Innes in relation to the ‘Four Pillars of Respect’: Tolerance, Acceptance, Dialogue and Collaboration
20 July 2019: The Good Market @ UWA Winthrop Hall Undercroft. Ethical retail market with performances, speakers and kids activities
Social Impact Toolkit: The toolkit is designed to help you spark social impact in your own community. It is for regions, local governments, organisations, community groups and networks to host their own social impact sparker events and festivals. The toolkit will include easy-to-use materials, as well as evaluation resources. Register your interest for a toolkit by clicking here.