Social Impact Festival to inspire positive social change

30/07/2020 | 3 mins

This year’s Social Impact Festival hosted by The University of Western Australia will focus on how people move forward together in a way that creates a positive future after an unsettling year.

In a year of bushfires, COVID-19, and the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been an impact to many people’s well-being.

The Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Festival, will be held during the Noongar season of Djilba (August and September), and runs from next Monday 3 August to Sunday 9 August.

Highlights of the festival include:

Ni! Bilyada Waanginy Listen!
Monday August 3 from 4pm, held outside Bayside Kitchen cafe
People are invited to bring a camp chair and picnic to 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. Bayside Kitchen cafe will be open until 6pm. For more information and to register click here.

Virtual Danjoo Koorliny Social Impact Summit
5.30pm-8.30pm Friday August 7, and 9am-4.30pm Saturday August 8, online event
This online summit will provide an interactive experience that includes networking chats, breakout conversations hosted by the team on-camera, exclusive virtual-only conversations and interviews with Elders. Hear from the City of Perth Elders and Aboriginal people about their reflections on the previous year and inspirations for the future. For more information and to register click here.

Danjoo Koorliny Community Space

Sunday August 9, 10am-12.30pm, UWA Business School
Join in a relaxed Sunday morning event featuring artwork that has been created during the festival, and community-building activities through song, dance and artist performances. For more information and to register click here.

Organisations can register for a package that includes early access to events and resources. For information click here.

For a full program of events and ticketing information visit:  

Media references

Jess Reid, UWA Media & PR Adviser, 08 6488 6876

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