2013 National NAIDOC Week Theme
The theme for NAIDOC Week 2013 is We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963.
This year’s theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament.
In August 1963, the Yolngu people of Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land sent two bark petitions – framed by traditional ochre paintings of clan designs – to the Australian House of Representatives.
The petitions protested the Commonwealth’s granting of mining rights on land excised from Arnhem Land reserve and sought the recognition by the Australian Parliament of the Yolngu peoples’ traditional rights and ownership of their lands. See more
June is all about the environment:
World Environment Day - 5th - THINK EAT SAVE
Global Wind Day - 15th - Tell world leaders to switch to renewable energy
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - 17th - raise awareness on water scarcity and drought preparedness.
Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - 20th to 22nd - The future we want
2011 was the one hundred year celebration of International Women's Day
Book release in Australia 'The Power of 100' with foreward by Gail Kelly, Westpac CEO, has stories of 100 Australian women past and present including Cate Blanchet and Mary Reibey and other women who have shaped Australia.
Mary Reibey, (1777 - 1855) featured on the current Australian $20.00 note, was transported to Australia as a convict and become a successful businesswoman in Sydney.
Cate Blanchett - actress Mary Reiby - convict & businesswoman Cathy Freeman - sportswoman
Australia's biggest morning tea
May 23 is morning tea time but you can host an event anytime throughout May or June. It's simple, fun and best of all for a great cause! All you need to do is set a date, brainstorm some great morning tea ideas, invite your guests and raise money to help support the fight against cancer. Want more details...
Adelaide Fringe runs from 15 February – 17 March 2013
Coming up in June: Red Nose Day held annually on the last Friday in June, is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids.
Coming up in June: MUSIC DAY which takes place each year on the 21st June
in more than 104 countries and 514 cities around the world! The event is also known as Fête de la Musique or World Music Day. Since it's origin in 1982 the idea has spread across the globe. The day is held on the mid-summer solstice and all concerts and events are free to the public.
Find out how you can get involved by joining in or starting an event.
WHAT'S NEW IN MARCH?
March is Women's History Month so visit a great site about women: DISTINGUISHED WOMEN archived by the Library of Congress.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." ― Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” ― Virginia Woolf
“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt More quotes by women