July 12, 2019

Voice, Treaty, and Truth: Walking together to create a new Social Impact Festival

Each year the Centre for Social Impact UWA holds the Social Impact Festival. This year’s Festival is Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Towards a Just and Sustainable Society and follows directly on from NAIDOC Week going from 15 July-20 July. We acknowledge 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.

A key event at the Festival is Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Towards 2029 and Beyond: Voice, Treaty, Truth Summitwhich will be held at the UWA Business School. The summit has been designed and will be led by Aboriginal leaders Dr Noel Nannup, Dr Richard Walley, Prof Colleen Hayward and Carol Innes in the spirit of ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’. During the two-day summit we will explore – through keynote lectures, workshops, panel presentations and yarning circles – positive change already under way in a number of social areas, and co-discover the most important steps for moving forward. By the end of the summit we will have co-created a 10-year plan with actions and outcomes for how we will walk together towards 2029 and beyond.

Follow the action at #SIFest19 

Professor Paul Flatau

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