27 May to 3 June 2022

Women’s Housing Ltd staff, volunteers, and renters took part in events across Naarm (Melbourne) for National Reconciliation Week 2022.  Activities included:

  • A tour of Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) Collective Movements exhibit, expertly curated by Taungurung artist Kate ten Buuren, Lardil and Yangkaal artist Maya Hodge and N’Arweet Professor Carolyn Briggs AM PhD. The exhibits showcases and celebrates collaboration and collectivism in Indigenous creativity, both past and present. Collective Movements can be enjoyed until 23 July 2022 at MUMA, Monash University Caulfield Campus.  Special thanks to Head Curator at MUMA Charlotte Day for her time and expertise.  For more information visit https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/collective-movements

  • Afternoon Tea provided by Council to Homeless Persons, featuring treats from Mabu Mabu. Attendees participated in the Yalinguth Walking Tour of Fitzroy. Via the Yalinguth App, Wurundjeri Elders share their geo-located stories of community, culture, dispossession, and truth.  For more information visit https://www.yalinguth.com.au/ and https://www.mabumabu.com.au/catering
  • WHL’s Operations Manager, Lindy Parker attended the launch of the Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service 2022 – 2025 Strategic Framework.
  • WHL staff were invited to a lunch at Women’s Housing Ltd head office on Wurundjeri country.  The event featured music from First Nations artists and a barbeque of kangaroo skewers, wallaby burgers and damper scones. Staff shared their professional journeys to Reconciliation and celebrated the learnings from First Nations-led activities throughout the week.
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