Meetings

10th March 2019

Sunday, 10 March 2019 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Chamber. Corner of Queen and Vancouver streets. Mornington

Please join us in celebrating International Women's Day 2019. Our guest speaker will be Nyadol Nyuon.  

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November SWAN meeting

Sunday, 18 November 2018 at Mornington Shire Chambers, Corner of Queen and Vancouver Streets, Mornington.

Join us to hear Dr Dalal Smiley, the CEO of Wellsprings for Women in Dandenong.   Dalal was born in Lebanon and can speak Arabic, French and English. She migrated to Australia with her mother and brother in 1976 following the civil war in Lebanon. Dalal's migration experience led her to work in the migrant settlement and language services sector. She pursued studies in social sciences, public policy, diversity management and business management. Her career included working in senior roles in local, state and federal governments and not for profit sector plus she founded the Victorian Arabic Social Services which she chaired from 1998- 2005.  In 2009 Dalal won a scholarship from the Emergency Services Foundation to conduct a study in the UK on diversity in emergency services, and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate of law for her contribution to the development of equity and social inclusion in Victoria. 

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16th September 2018

Sunday, 16 September 2018 at Mornington Shire Council cnr Queen and Victoria St, Mornington

 EVENT IS NOW FULL.   Our guest speaker will be Gillian Triggs,  Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.  Now based at Melbourne University.

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1st July 2018

Sunday, 1 July 2018 at Mornington Shire Council cnr Queen and Victoria St, Mornington

The theme for NAIDOC Week for 2018 is  "Because of her, we can!"   .... the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to community, family, history and nation".

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4th March 2018

Sunday, 4 March 2018 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Chamber. Corner of Queen and Vancouver streets. Mornington. 9.30 am

Please join us in celebrating International Women's Day.  Our guest speaker will be Rosie Batty, the 2015 Australian of the Year, awarded for her campaigning against Domestic Violence.  $8.00 includes refreshments.  Come and meet other women who share an interest in social justice, in a safe, friendly space.      Bookings Essential:  Erica on 0404 811 422 by 28 February

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17th September 2017

Sunday, 17 September 2017 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Chamber. Corner of Queen and Vancouver streets. Mornington.

Please join us for this the final meeting in the SWAN year.  Our guest speaker Teresa Gillespie will talk us through the process of Advanced Care Planning and explain what it is, and why it is something that we should all be aware of.  Doors open at 9.30.  $8.00 includes refreshments.  Come and meet other like minded women who share an interest in all things to do with social justice,  in a safe and friendly space.  Membership is not necessary.  Our brief AGM will follow the speaker. 

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July 16th meeting

Sunday, 16 July 2017 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

This will be our NADOC meeting.  Do Join us to listen to a talk from Karan Kent a member of the Mornington Peninsula Shire's Warringinee Group. This team supports cultural diversity and understanding across the Shire and delivers programs and services to Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders living on the Peninsula.  Doors open at 9.30. $8.00 includes morning tea.

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May Meeting 2017

Sunday, 21 May 2017 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

Please join us at 9.30 to meet new friends, chat,  share an interest in social justice and listen to an interesting talk  from our guest speaker Kathleen McInnes who will represent WAYSS.

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First meeting of 2017

Sunday, 5 March 2017 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

PLEASE NOTE that we have decided this year to change the usual date of the first meeting to be nearer to International Womens Day on 8th of March.  Therefore this meeting only will be held on the first sunday of the month and then meetings will revert back to the usual 3rd Sunday of the months of May, July, September and November.  

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SWAN meeting November 2016

Sunday, 20 November 2016 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

Please join us for the last SWAN meeting of the year before our summer break.  We are very pleased to have Ambreen Mirza the CEO of the Muslim Women's Centre in Clifton Hill, as our guest speaker. .  We look forward to seeing lots of women ( no need to be a member ) at registration at 9.30   Cost $8.00  includes light refreshments.                                                   www.ausmuslimwomenscentre.org.au 

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SWAN September Meeting

Sunday, 18 September 2016 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

This meeting will include the AGM and therefore will begin at the earlier time of 9.00am.  It would be appreciated if you could attend at this time as there are important issues for discussion and your input is essential to the continuation of SWAN.

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SWAN meeting July 2016

Sunday, 17 July 2016 at Mornington Shire Chambers, Corner of Vancouver St, and entrance on Queen St. Mornington.

Do please join us as we celebrate NAIDOC with our guest speakers Lisa Waup, and Tracey Lea who will be representing Baluk Arts, a not-for-profit organisation based in Mornington. Baluk Artists originate from diverse Aboriginal backgrounds from all over Australia and their artworks reflect themes of identity in a contemporary cultural context.  Through their work Baluk Arts  has enabled  family groups and members of the stolen generation to reconnect with their culture. Meeting starts at 9.30 with the $8 entry fee including refreshments.  For more information check out the link to their website on our links page.

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SWAN meeting March 20th

Sunday, 20 March 2016 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

Do join us at 9.30 for our first meeting of 2016.  Our guest speaker will be Carmen Hawker, the manager of the Victorian branch of The Global Women's Project. This Australian based non-profit organisation endeavours to empower women and support grassroots organisations in Nepal and Cambodia.  Carmen will speak about their ongoing work including efforts to prevent violence against women. Registration $8 on the door.  Non members very welcome.  Light refreshments included.

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November meeting

Sunday, 15 November 2015 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Offices, Corner of Queen and Vancouver St. ( next to the library) Mornington

 

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SWAN meeting May 2015

Sunday, 17 May 2015 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

Please join us for our meeting on Sunday 17th May at 9.30. Our guest speaker will be Hannah Jay,  who will discuss Women and girls in the International Development Agenda. $8.00 on the door with refreshments included.

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March 15th 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Please join us for our first meeting of 2015.  Our speaker will be  Dr. Philomena Horsley.  A Research Fellow from the Australian Centre of Health Sex & Society.  She will  speak about issues regarding the Sexual Assault of Older Women in the context of family violence and institutional abuse.  Refreshments from 9.30 cost $8

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20th May 2018

Guest Speaker:  Santilla Chingaipe . - "From Africa to Australia". Santilla is an acclaimed young Melbourne journalist/filmmaker/racism researcher/activist.

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