THE LIGHT IN WINTER 1 June – 1 July 2012

The Light In Winter

Leempeeyt Weeyn’

Join Vicki Couzens and the Elders and artists of Melbourne’s Indigenous communities around The Light in Winter‘s Indigenous campfire.

Leempeeyt Weeyn’, the Indigenous campfire, will burn continuously throughout the month, providing the first bright sparks of the The Light in Winter and a welcome from the Indigenous peoples who first lived and met in this place.

The campfire is also a hub for storytelling later in the month with free lunchtime programs and special performances during Reading the Body and the Solstice Celebration.

And on the final day, we will gather round Leempeeyt Weeyn’ and ceremoniously douse the fire which has warmed us and confirmed our connection to community throughout the first month of winter.

Where: Main Square
When:
1 June – 1 July. See below for program details
Price:
Free   The Light in Winter
http://www.fedsquare.com/events/leempeeyt-weeyn/

13 JUNE: PUBLIC LECTURE: ‘WHATEVER HAPPENED TO RECONCILIATION?’
Speaker Larissa Behrendt is a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman. She is the Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of the ACT and NSW as a barrister, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to graduate from Harvard Law School. Hosted by Raimond Gaita. Lecture Theatre GM15 Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street, Carlton Enquire  03 9035 3804 or email c.comodari@unimelb.edu.au

Aboriginal Flag Raising at Austin & Mercy Hospitals 2012

RAISING THE ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIGHT ISLANDER FLAGS @ Austin & Mercy Hospitals Tues 3 July 11:00 am- 1:45 pm starting in Austin Education Precinct and concluding in Mercy Foyer with Uncle Kevin Coombs- Aboriginal Health Patron, Richard Frankland  – Koori Film-maker, educator, musician & author, with Jenny Macklin PM for Indigenous Affairs plus Welcome to Country, Food and Giveaways RSVP: nathan.leitch@austin.org.au or
kkirby@mercy.com.au