He Named Me Malala, Melbourne on International Women’s Day
Tuesday 8th March
International Women’s Day commends the cultural, social and economic achievements of women all over the world, and what better way to celebrate than to attend a special screening of activist Malala Yousafzai’s documentary. Held at the Palace Cinemas in South Yarra and in partnership with Konica Minolta, all money raised through ticket sales will go towards assisting victims and survivors of human trafficking and slavery in Cambodia and Australia. More info here!
Social Work Outrage Discussion
Tuesday 15th March
On World Social Work Day, head to RMIT and hear a panel of experts discuss ‘why do we punish families but not the system?’ The discussion will focus on child welfare in Australia and particularly how aboriginal children are being let down with the current system that’s in place. Professor Muriel Bamblett, CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Childcare Agency will lead the discussion, which promises to provide insight on this complex issue. RSVP is essential, book here!
Seeing Eye Dogs Australia Open Day
Saturday 5th March
For one day, you’re invited to enter the facilities of Seeing Eye Dogs Australia and learn about how this wonderful organization works. Participate in a guided tour of the facilities and get up close and personal with the pups that are being trained to someday help visually impaired people. You’ll be able to explore the kennels, puppy play ring, breeding centre and rehabilitation therapy pool, while gaining a greater understanding for how seeing-eye dogs get to where they are. More info here!
Earth Hour Australia
Saturday 19th March
Originally held in 2007, Earth Hour is happening again in March, providing the opportunity to get a discussion going about the environment and global warming in one symbolic hour. From 8:30-9:30pm on March 19th, stand together with millions of Australians in supporting a low pollution, clean energy future by reconnecting with nature and heading outdoors to celebrate the places you love. Register online to see how you can get involved. More info here!
Victoria’s Multicultural Festival
Sunday 20th March
Supporting cultural diversity, Victoria’s Multicultural Festival will be a day that celebrates and showcases the vast cultures of the citizens of Victoria. Held at Federation Square, the festival promises to provide a variety of multicultural musical and dance performances, international cuisines, arts and crafts stalls from around the globe, demonstrations and workshops. To support a state that celebrates rather than shuns diversity, head to the Multicultural Festival to show your support. More info here!