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Information news for the C.A.O.S Network – #164 

Dear Members, 
Below is information that may be of interest to CAOS members.

1. Digital Innovation Festival – Special Event. Dr Jordan Nguyen in Geelong. Sept 4.

2. fOrT and NORTH Sept/Oct, Holiday Program 2017.

3. VicHealth is proudly partnering with Sport England to deliver our This Girl Can – Victoria campaign.

4. Polio Day 2017 will celebrate the theme 'Your Mind Matters' and provide information and strategies to assist with maintaining good mental health.

5. Are you running a social enterprise in Victoria, or know someone who is? Get on the Map!

6. You are invited- The (new) Makers Hub Discovery Sessions – Geelong.

7. Alternative Aspect Media Presents – The Floor is Yours!

8. No More Harm National Conference -12 to 13 April 2018.

9. Alternative Aspect Media – seeking a great affordable space.

10. The fOrT – art classes.

11. Barwon Community Legal Service – free legal assistance for Asylum Seekers.

12. Kidsafe Victoria’s Farm Safety Creative Competition.

13. Identifying Family Violence – Training Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence.

14. Project 614 – Walk for the Homeless- Salvation Army.

15. The Humans in Geelong Expo is Sunday October 8th at Deakin Waterfront from 10am – 3pm.

16. Anti-Poverty Week, 15-21 October 2017.

17. Creative Geelong - two events for Digital Innovation Festival. 


  
1. Vic Digital Innovation Festival – Special Event. Dr Jordan Nguyen in Geelong. Sept 4. 
Dr Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, he was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, he developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability. 

Now as founder of Psykinetic, he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology. 

A special event for the 2017 Digital Innovation Festival Victoria with Geelong Regional Library Corporation and in partnership with TAC and City of Greater Geelong Community Development. Book Here 



2. fOrT and North Sept/Oct, HOLIDAY PROGRAM 2017 

Ages 12 – 25 years only 
All Activities are Free of Charge 

MONDAY 25th September 

Excursion: Waurn Ponds Cinema 
11.30 – 3.30pm 
Permission form & bookings required 

TUESDAY 26th September 

Drop In at the fOrT with: 
Western Edge Drama Workshop & Cup Cake Challenge 
1 – 4pm 

WEDNESDAY 27th September 

Workshop: Polymer Clay Necklace Making at the fOrT 
10– 1pm 
Limited Places – bookings required 

Drop In at the fOrT with: 
Music, Dessert Cooking & Polymer Clay Necklace Making 
1 – 4pm 

THURSDAY 28th September 

Urban Dreaming at Cloverdale Community Centre 
2pm – 4pm pick up & drop off from fOrT. 

SKAART Festival Workshop at the fOrt 
2- 4pm 

FRIDAY 29th September 
GRAND FINAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY - fOrT CLOSED 

MONDAY 2nd October 
Drop In at the fOrT with: 
Japanese Cooking, Cos Play Costume Making 
& Shoot Hoops Arcade Game 
1 – 4pm 

TUESDAY 3rd October 

Drop In at the fOrT with: 
Minute to Win It Games & Shoot Hoops Arcade Game 
1- 4pm 

WEDNESDAY 4th October 

Drop In at the fOrT with: 
Game On (M15+ Xboxing),Pool & Table Tennis Comps 
& Shoot Hoops Arcade Game 
1- 4pm 

THURSDAY 5th October 

SKAART Festival Workshop 
at the fOrT 
1 – 4pm 

All In Game On 
At the Corio Library 
2.30 – 4.30pm

FRIDAY 6th October 
Excursion: Outdoor Laser Strike 
11.30 – 2.30pm 
Booking & Permission Form Required. 

All In Movie Night 
At the Corio Library 
5 – 8pm            



3. VicHealth is proudly partnering with Sport England to deliver our This Girl Can – Victoria campaign. 

This highly successful and insightful campaign works to help women overcome the fear of judgement that stops too many of us from getting physically active. VicHealth research shows that concerns about ability, priorities and appearance stop many Victorian women are from being as physically active as they would like to be. This Girl Can aims to break down this fear of judgement as a barrier and celebrate women being all kinds of active. 

About This Girl Can - Victoria campaign 
VicHealth is calling on Victorian women who are all kinds of active to share their story to inspire other women to be active too. By getting involved, women across the state will have the chance to feature in VicHealth’s new local version of the This Girl Can campaign. Women can get involved by uploading a short video at thisgirlcan.com.au,and joining the online community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

How you can help: 
You can support the campaign by encouraging women in your workplace, clubs and networks to get involved and share their story.

VicHealth wants to ensure we are reaching women far and wide, across all communities, ability levels and a cross-section of activities.

By sharing this opportunity with your networks, you can help us achieve this diverse representation in the campaign. 
Please use the following tools to promote this opportunity to women within your networks: 
• Email banners and image files 
• Photography images 
• Social media posts and copy 

VicHealth will also be taking a This Girl Can branded Story Pod, which is a branded video booth, on a travelling road show to various locations across the state. With this Story Pod, we hope to engage women from a range of communities from within their community, so if you would like the Story Pod to visit your community or event, contact us at https://thisgirlcan.com.au/" target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               



4. Polio Day 2017 will celebrate the theme 'Your Mind Matters' and provide information and strategies to assist with maintaining good mental health. 

Held at the Bendigo Town Hall, Polio Day will showcase a range of speakers highlighting how good mental health and general well-being are vital to staying positive and active and to be able to continue your life journey as a Polio survivor. Join us to listen to informative speakers, meet new friends and catch up with local Polio networks. Polio survivors, family, carers and health professionals are all welcome. Saturday 21st October, 2017, 10am for a 10.30am start Bendigo Town Hall 189-193 Hargreaves St Bendigo VIC 3550 Tickets: $35.50 Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 

To book please visit: https://www.trybooking.com/QCCA 

For enquiries please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 03 8600 9660 
Bookings essential 



5. Are you running a social enterprise in Victoria, or know someone who is? Get on the Map! 

Social enterprises from Victoria now have the opportunity to feature in an interactive map, helping them to raise awareness of themselves, to attract customers, and to identify and engage with other social enterprises. 

The interactive map is part of a project called, Map for Impact, which is designed to connect and help social enterprises in Victoria. By completing the short project survey participating social enterprises also have the chance to win $2,000 to attend The Social Enterprise Forum in New Zealand this September. 

Click here to take part 

If you aren’t in Victoria but know of any social enterprises in that state, please help by forwarding this email to them. 

The closing date for the study is 28th of August so don’t delay. 



6. You are invited- Makers Hub Discovery Sessions – Geelong 

It's with great excitement that we share with you our location for the Creative Geelong Makers Hub! 

We have moved into Centrepoint Arcade (between Ryrie and Little Malop Streets) and are busy painting, sourcing equipment and furniture and planning for our official launch. 

We want to engage with the community early and seek feedback, ideas and support for the Makers Hub. So, we are holding some 'Discovery Sessions' (details below). 

Centrepoint Arcade is proving to be a wonderful location with great atmosphere. Creative Geelong has taken out multiple tenancies for the Makers Hub project where different spaces are connected via the covered atrium in the middle of the arcade.

These spaces include: 
• MakerSpace - 3D printers, industrial sewing machine, overlocker, laser etcher, small electronics, Raspberry Pi 
• WorkSpace - co-working area 
• ArtsSpace - studio spaces for artists with room for storage 
• LearnSpace - areas for forums and workshops 

Wednesday 30 August: 4pm - 6pm 

Centrepoint Arcade - 132 Little Malop Street - walk through to the Atrium 

Learn about, explore and support the creation of our new Makers Hub with an open session to discover the spaces! Creative Geelong will also hold brief presentations about the project at 4:30pm and 5:30pm in the MakerSpace during the Discovery Sessions. 

Tell us if you can make it! Please click here to record your attendance. 
Tea and coffee will be available            



7. Alternative Aspect Media Presents – The Floor is Yours! 

THE FLOOR IS YOURS is an initiative from Alternative Aspect Media to share, connect and inspire by using the experiences from people in the community to create small Audio essays accessible to all and to show the alternative aspects to life people have in. 

We believe everyone has a story: be it an experience or your view of a situation, thoughts, or ideas. You have had to write up an essay, about 500 words and send it to us at this email address:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your essay should have a little bit of you in it, what has shaped you and your views; also, the subject is up to you. Make it compelling, make it sad, make it bring joy, make people think, explain your history and make it about you. Use this essay as you please. Your essay should take about 5 minutes to read at normal pace or if cant reach 5 minutes, a minimum of 3 minutes is your required goal. 

We don’t want to lose the wisdom and experience people have and feel, and in this manner it may live on with Alternative Aspect Media. We will Audio record your essay, and publish it on our website. Or, if you are able to record it yourself, send it to us. If you feel strongly about reading your essay yourself; contact us, and we shall attempt to organize a recording session with one of our members. All essays will be free for people to access and listen to on our website. 



8. No More Harm National Conference -12 to 13 April 2018. 

Harm is physical or psychological damage or injury; something that causes someone or something to be hurt, broken, made less valuable, reputable or successful, etc. 

Behaviours and attitudes that are harmful to others in the workplace, school yard, social situation, interpersonal relationship or sporting activity will be discussed with a solution based approach. Harm intervention and behaviour change will be examined at the conference which is in its’ 6th year. https://nomoreharm.com.au/ 

This conference is an ideal platform to exchange ideas and learn more from other professionals, researchers and practitioners that work with individuals, groups and organisations with bullying, harassing or discriminating behaviour challenges and outcomes. 

Where: Pullman Melbourne on the Park 
When: Thursday 12– Friday 13 April 2018 



9. Alternative Aspect Media – seeking a great affordable space. 
We are looking for a home for the Alternative Aspect Media Group. Alternative Aspect Media was created to provide people with a disability the opportunity to participate and gain employment within the multimedia sector. 

This will include developing informative videos, websites design, photography, video editing, computer development skills, gaming design and development and a think tank to seed ideas. 

Alternative Aspect Media hopes to provide a platform for people with a disability to showcase skills in the IT and media field with a goal to sustain a thriving business. This will be supported through an interactive cooperative and supportive environment, where mentors help to guide in a positive direction. Alternative Access Media will become a sustainable business into the future. 

We need - a room which can be locked up and used by clients for content creation, social belonging and converted into a sound proof room for Audio recordings. If possible some were near the city centre preferably. Please contact Peter on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


10. The fOrT – art classes. 
Every Monday at the fOrT we are running free art classes with a professional artist, for any young person between 12 – 25 years. We have had many requests to run a program like this, so we are excited to be able to offer this now. 

Please pass this on to any young people you think might be interested. All resources are provided, and there are a number of art mediums on offer. 



11. Barwon Community Legal Service – free legal assistance for Asylum Seekers. 

The Seeking Refuge Project in Geelong has been working hard to assist Asylum Seekers apply for their protection visas, particularly following the recent announcement by the Immigration Minister of the October 1 deadline. 

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection report that there are approximately 750 Asylum Seekers in Victoria who have not yet applied. Sadly these people are not on our waiting lists. It is extremely important that all Asylum Seekers apply by the deadline as it is their last chance to seek protection in Australia; and failing that, they face deportation. 

Our enthusiastic volunteers are ready to quickly respond to any new enquiries received in the lead up to this deadline. We urge you to refer any Asylum Seekers who are yet to apply to our free service and encourage you to use your established networks to promote our project and the attached flyer. Whilst we have spare capacity, we will accept clients from any catchment area. 

Referrals can be made by contacting us on 1300 430 599. 



12. Kidsafe Victoria’s Farm Safety Creative Competition. 

Kidsafe Victoria’s Farm Safety Creative Competition is currently open to all Victorian primary school aged children. Students across the state are invited to get creative by developing videos, illustrated stories, posters or infographics around the theme ‘staying safe on the farm’ as part of a state wide community awareness campaign. 

The competition, proudly supported by Worksafe Victoria, provides a fun and interactive way for children to learn about potential injury hazards that exist in farm environments and strategies that can be put in place to help keep the whole family safe. 

A range of prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category, with the winning entries also being utilised as part of a state wide farm safety social media awareness campaign. 

Competition entries are open until the 10th Nov 2017. To find out more about the campaign, including information on how to enter, please visit Kidsafe Victoria’s website: https://www.kidsafevic.com.au/home-safety/farm-safety-creative-competition         



13. Identifying Family Violence – Training Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence

This training provides opportunity for you to: 
• Define family violence, know the prevalence, understand the gendered nature and identify a broad range of violent behaviours 
• Understand that there a diversity of experiences 
• Ask appropriate questions to elicit family violence disclosure and understand the barriers to disclosure 
• Refer people to appropriate family violence services and have confidence in responding to disclosures 

Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm. (arrival 9.15am) 
Venue: Eastern Hub, 285A McKillop Street, East Geelong 
Cost: FREE 
Register: Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/RNYO 
Contact: Heidi (03) 5222 4318 e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Morning Tea provided.


14. Project 614 – Walk for the Homeless- Salvation Army. 

Starting on the 7th September 2017, Major Brendan Nottle from The Salvation Army will spearhead a walk to Canberra, from Melbourne, which will culminate on the 16th October 2017 with a meeting with politicians from all parties to discuss and highlight the risks for people who are homeless in Australia. It is hoped that from this a National Task Force will be established to provide a National Strategy for Housing and Homelessness. 

We are seeking your support to promote the Walk For The Homeless in your region and to tell your own regional stories of homelessness. In the coming weeks we will be gathering the stories of the homeless across our state so that we can begin to build a picture of homelessness that is not limited to the inner city, but tells a broader story for all Victorians. We would love to hear of your understanding and experiences, 

https://secure.salvosfundraising.org.au/registrant/EventHome.aspx?eventid=49619#&panel1-1 

If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Sandra Nottle on 9653 3299.


15. The Humans in Geelong Expo is Sunday October 8th at Deakin Waterfront from 10am – 3pm.

This is a free Community event with fun for everyone. There will be uplifting speakers, thought-provoking workshops, live performances, displays, free face-painting and activities for the kids. 
Information about the event can be found on our website [www.humansingeelong.com]www.humansingeelong.com and facebook page www.facebook.com/HumansinGeelong/           


16. Anti-Poverty Week, 15-21 October 2017. 

Poverty and hardship affect more than a million Australian and around the world more than a billion people are desperately poor. In Anti-Poverty Week, you can help fight poverty and hardship by simple actions that: 
• Strengthen public understanding of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia 
• Encourage research, discussion and action to address those problems, including action by governments • Inspire commitment to make a difference. 

For ideas and more information visit : http://www.antipovertyweek.org.au/



17. Creative Geelong - two events for Digital Innovation Festival

We are hosting two events at the soon to be launched Creative Geelong Makers Hub in Centrepoint Arcade, 132 Little Malop St Geelong. 

Digital For Social Change - $25pp - Tuesday 5 September 3pm-5pm 
Learn how to collaborate online and drive social good at scale through social media. Jeremy Scrivens from the Emotional Economy at Work is a global leader in the 'future of work' and the impact of social media. Embracing social media is no longer optional for business and community leaders, it is essential. In this workshop, we will explore current and emerging Australian and overseas cases studies where 'Social Rooms' are seeing collaboration for business growth and social good at scale. Buy your tickets here: https://tickets.creativegeelong.com.au/events/Digital4SocialChange 


Digital Storytelling In The Social Age - $45pp including lunch – Wednesday 6 September 12pm-2pm 
In this session hosted by Pillowfort Creative, you will learn how to activate and maintain customer and client relationships through storytelling, using the most widely accessible and universally loved medium of all: animation. You will be guided through case studies of how businesses have successfully implemented creative solutions into their social media strategies, and shown how you can do the same by understanding the appeal of a well told story combined with captivating visuals. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can build your brand through the art of storytelling in the social age, then this session is a must. Tickets only $45pp including lunch – link for tickets here https://tickets.creativegeelong.com.au/events/PILLOWFORTBIZ

 


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