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Places of Worship Walking Tour
Feed your mind, body and spirit and join the Brimbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network on a walking tour of local places of worship in Yarraville and Kingsville, followed by an afternoon tea. Visit St. Augustine's Catholic Church and the Fo Guang Shan International Buddhist College of Victoria in Yarraville, then walk 1.2 km to St. Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Kingsville. Community leaders from each place will speak about their faith. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, but be aware you may be asked to remove your shoes to enter some places of worship.
When: 2 - 4pm, Sunday 30 June 2013
Where: 2pm - Meet at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 71 Somerville Rd, Yarraville. 4pm - Finish at St. Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church, 291 Somerville Rd, Kingsville.
Annual Community IFTAAR - Cultural Dinner
Sa’daat Foundation is a community not-for-profit Islamic organisation based in the Hume Region. The aims of the organisation are to promote cultural and religious diversity and understanding. The Foundation is representative of a wide variety of nationalities that make their home in the Hume Region and support the objectives of tolerance, understanding and harmony. Food plays an important role in cultures and traditions - it brings people together. The Sa'daat Foundation believe that the simple act of sharing a meal together can lay down the foundations of new friendships. The day will celebrate Australia’s multiculturalism and promote an appreciation of the traditions and values of the Islamic community to the wider community.
When: 4.30 to 7.30pm, Saturday 13 July
Where: McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds, Entry Via Gate 3
Phone Number: 0430 177 344
Immigration in Diversified Australia Conference
The University of Melbourne-based interdisciplinary Population, Migration and Multicultural Studies Network warmly invites you to attend 'Immigration in Diversified Australia: Today & Tomorrow’s Challenges Conference'. This national conference brings together regional, national and local researchers, policymakers, NGOs and community agents to ask how we ensure sustainable and resilient societies in light of inevitable population growth and increasing ethnic and religious diversity. The conference speakers will address and discuss past, current and future issues pertaining to population, migration, and multiculturalism in Australia, while also leaving time to take questions from the floor.
When: Thursday 20 - Friday 21 June
Where: The Spot Basement Theatre, 198 Berkeley Street, University of Melbourne
Phone Number: 03 8344 3559
Capoeira Angola Classes
So what is Capoeira Angola all about? Imagine participating in a challenging art form that involves energetically play-acting to indulge in dance fights that are in synch with Afro-Brazilian music and songs that describe life, the country, community and the players within a circle! This sort of activity is called a Capoeira Angola Roda and it is one of the rituals of Afro-Brazilian culture that is still alive and practiced today not only in remembrance of the cultural and physical resistance that was used by Brazilian slaves to gain freedom but also because Capoeira Angola has health benefits and ensures mental, emotional and physical well-being of a participant.
When: Tuesday - Beginners Class: 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Mixed Level Class: 7.30 to 8.30 pm. Thursday - Beginners Class: 6 to 7pm Mixed Level class: 7.15 to 8.30 pm.
Where: Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St (opposite the Victoria Markets), Melbourne
Phone Number: 0420 703 955
Fundraising Dinner Dance
The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul is celebrating the annual festivities in honour of our patrons. This multicultural event will be celebrated with a fundraising Dinner Dance.The money raised will be given to charity here and to missions overseas. Mainly people from European and South American background will celebrate this event, but everyone is welcome to come and celebrate with us.
When: 6.30pm, Saturday, 22 June
Where: Club Italia in 152 Furlong Road, North Sunshine
Cost: $50 - adults / $28 children 4-12 years old
Phone Number: Peter Paul Portelli on 0431 473 89
Walter Lippmann Lecture
The Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria in partnership with the Wheeler Centre presents the annual Walter Lippmann Memorial Lecture, exploring issues and ideas about multiculturalism in the contemporary world. The lecture, entitled ‘The Making of a Great Cosmopolitan City’ will be delivered by Australian writer, storyteller, human rights advocate and educator Arnold Zable.He will explore the evolution of cosmopolitan and multicultural Melbourne through our stories of indigenous and immigrant journeys. This is a free event but bookings are essential via the link below.
When: 6-7.15pm, Wednesday 19 June, 2013
Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street
Lalor Community Multicultural Festival
Lalor Community Multicultural Festival is a family day of entertainment featuring food stalls with the taste of the Pacific, a weaving stall, a haircut stall, performances, face painting for the kids and more. For more information call the phone numbers below.
When: 12noon – 6pm, Saturday 22 June 2013
Where: Peter Lalor Secondary College, 35 Duncans Road, Lalor.
Cost: Entry is $5 per adult, children free.
Phone Number: Jody 0466680945 or Pei 0400158923
‘English for Migrants’ and ‘English as a Second Language’ classes
Learn to read, write and speak with confidence in a friendly, relaxed class if English is your second language. Class 1 - Tuesdays 16 April to 25 June, 10am to 12pm. Class 2 - Thursdays 18 April to 27 June (no class 25 April), 2pm to 4pm.
Where: Milpara Community House, 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra
African Dads and Kids Camps 2013
The African Dads and Kids Program takes fathers away with one of their children for a weekend of fun, bonding activities and learning. The men explore the differences between being a father in Africa and a father in Australia and discuss how to address the challenges they and their children face in adapting to a new culture and new roles. Fathers are invited to bring along one of their children between the ages of eight and sixteen for a free fantastic camp experience. Activities may include bush walks, horse riding, and other fun challenges. Please register your interest in this camp, as numbers are limited. See contact details below.
Phone Number: Kate on 0418 446 692
Culture Victoria - discover our stories, collections and places
The Victorian Cultural Network provides public access to Victorian cultural content, enabling organisations to make more readily available their collection, research and other information. Groups can register their collections at www.cv.vic.gov.au.