Humans in Geelong Expo 2019
A free community event with everyone welcome and something for everyone.
Sunday 6th Oct Deakin Waterfront Campus 10 – 3pm
The Uplifting start to Mental Health Month.
In 2018, attended by over 3,000, come and see why!
Hosted by Humans in Geelong at team of volunteers, our aim is to INSPIRE – CONNECT – STRENGTHEN our community
10am Welcome to Country by Corina Eccles and Norm Stanley on the didge TBC. Official opening by Mayor Bruce Harwood.
- Mental Health Week opened by Leo Coolhass, Barwon Health
- Student writing competition winners announced
- 45 inspiring exhibitors, artists, authors, social entrepreneurs, community groups including: The Piano Bar, Fairwrap Educ-Nepal, PALZ Professionals with Alzheimers, Volunteering Geelong, Cherished Pets, Children’s Book ‘The One that was different’ by Brooke Blaney (13), Life Activities Club of Geelong, A Fresh Legacy, Lifeline, WILD – Women in Local Democracy, Red Cross Blood Service, Aneurysm Awareness, Children’s Book ‘Ali the Shiny Sparkly Unicorn’ by Ali Villani, A Place of Calm Marion Ivermee-Villarosa, Liam’s Art, Ocean Minds, Enrico Santucci artist/photography, Extinction Rebellion, Girl Guides, EATS, The Farm Next Door, Norlane Healing Hands, Cystic Fibrosis Geelong, Transition Streets, Sculptural fibre artist and Basket Weaver Caroline Hawkins, Breezydine Jason, Artiskool Kaz, the Zonta Club of Geelong, The Type1 Foundation, Rotary, Shamana Seery Art, Geelong Sustainability, The Reimaginarium.
- 10 thought-provoking speakers on a diverse range of topics including:
- Chris Lytas from ‘The Man Walk Geelong’ who is talking on: “Making people comfortable with speaking about the uncomfortable – why storytelling is key to normalising the conversation around Mental Health.”
- Cathy Roth talking about PALZ – Professionals with Alzheimer’s and Louise Day from Dementia Australia
- Chloe Hayden (Princess Aspien) talking on autism, creating a fairytale within your circumstances, and helping other people to find their happily ever after.
- A Place of Calm, decluttering by Marion Ivermee-Villarosa
- Laughter Club session by Phillipa Challis
- Human Library TBC
- 10 uplifting culturally diverse performances including:
- With One Voice Choir, Medimime, Rachel Brennan and young songwriters, Macedonia Dancers, Indonesian Dancers, Lithuanian Dancers, Wild Moves Drumming by Jacqui Dreessens and La Vida Salsa Latin Dance Groups
- Fun in the courtyard, free facepainting, henna, apples, Geelong Crusaders Reenactment Society, CRAG – Combined Refugee Action Group conversation tent. Orange Sky Laundry van. St Leonards Men’s Shed making free take-home bird boxes with the kids (photo below, they are so cute!)
- Be part of ‘The Dance’ at 1pm in the courtyard
- sponsored by the City of Greater Geelong, Villawood Properties, Deakin University, Snap Printing Geelong, Multicultural Festivals and Events Grant
- Free HuGs