Always was, always will be. No matter where we walk in this place now called Australia, we are following in footsteps that have been made over tens of thousands of years.
On Saturday, 13 October, please join us on a #CroakeyGO, a shared public act of walking journalism, as we discuss health matters while drawing inspiration from the urban landscape, walking from Marrickville to UTS in Sydney.
We will be “searching for hidden secrets”, a theme to explore collectively as a group and also contemplate from our individual perspectives, as we pay our respects to the Traditional Owners, the Cadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation.
The event is co-hosted by Dr Megan Williams and Girra Maa at UTS, the Graduate School of Health Indigenous Health Discipline.
Please come prepared to discuss health issues and to participate in interviews. We hope to hear about the health matters on people’s minds as Federal, Victorian and NSW elections approach.
We will meet at 9.30am at Frontyard, 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville and hope to arrive at UTS by 12.30pm.
If you want to join us along the way, ping us on Twitter at #CroakeyGO to find our whereabouts.
You will be able to spot us because we will be wearing these T-shirts (and you can get your own one here).
The theme is also a scene setter for a #CroakeyPopUp workshop that will be held at UTS in the afternoon, where civic technologist Henare Degan will support participants to develop a better understanding of how to use FOI for public interest investigations and public health.
This workshop will be useful for community members and groups, NGOs, researchers, journalists, students, and others with an interest in holding power to account. (More information will be published on this shortly and contact infoATcroakey.org to register an expression of interest. There will be a charge for this workshop).
Degan says: “Exercising our Freedom of Information rights is an excellent way of uncovering hidden secrets, that should not be secret.”
And here is some reading prep for the walk: A Spanish city without cars; and The importance of parks.
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You can download it: CroakeyGo_MarrickvilleUTS_flyer
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