A Forum hosted by Urban Seed’s New Urban Studies Centre
Come and join with some remarkable activists, thinkers and leaders. Help discern how to see deeper and sustainable transformation of our urban places and people. Be part of a publication that will share insights from the forum with the world.
Friday, October 17
Arrow on Swanston, 488 Swanston Street, Carlton South
9:00am–5:00pm Main sessions, papers, story telling, Skype interviews, worship and connections. 7:30pm–9:30pm Free Public Open Night includes launch of Urban Seed’s new Urban Studies Centre with Brendan Nottle (Melbournian of the year) and launch of Ash Barkers new book Risky Compassion.
Saturday, October 18
Collins Street Baptist Church, Collins Street, Melbourne
9:00am–5:00pm Main sessions, papers, story telling, Skype interviews, worship and connections.
Main sessions from Melbourne based activist-thinkers including: Tony and Francine Riches (Melbourne Indigenous Church), Tim Goh (Life Expedition church/Arrow), Anji Barker (formerly UNOH, now Oasis UK) and David Wilson (Urban Seed).
Live Skype interviews with internationals including: Brian McLaren (author of We Make the Road by Walking), Paul Sparks (co-author of The New Parish), Jill Row and Steve Chalke (leaders of Oasis).
Practitioner-thinkers are invited to share papers, case studies and stories that can be included in a book to be published from the conference.
Cost: Waged: $100, Unwaged: $50
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The chilly month of July is only 2 weekends away!
Good Neighbour Month is an initiative we'd love you to be part! We want you to think about the 'other' this cold, wet and usually inhospitable July. We then want to hear your experiences!
We ask you, who is your neighbour? Are you a great neighbour? How can you be a good neighbour?
And then we want you to act on it! Whether this is sharing a glass of wine with the next door neighbour that you've awkwardly avoided or simply helping them bring in their bins like you might every other week!
There are some of us in the city who are already doing good and we would love you to be part of this movement, and to share your neighbourly stories and experiences! :)
Imagine a city where people do not just walk past each other, but remember “the other” and engage their needs. This July, Superseed, Urban Seed and Life Expedition want to see this happen in this city! Good Neighbour Month is a call to bring warmth to the streets of Melbourne on the coldest month of the year.
On the 29th of June 2014 at 6:30pm, we will be hosting a dinner in celebration of the launch of Good Neighbour Month. We hope to join as partners with you, gathered with our neighbours, ready to invest ourselves into a better future.
Through one dinner, our goal is to feed Melbourne’s homeless in community for the next 3 months. We figure - if each table of 10 could raise $650 - that would almost be enough to support Cafe Credo (on Collins Street) for a whole week. And if we together could gather 20 tables of neighbours who care about a beautiful city, we could open Credo’s doors to the homeless for the entire winter! Credo would then do what McDonalds could never do - embrace people from all walks of life - including those experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental illness or isolation to eat, play and create.
Now all we need to do, is start gathering people around tables, raise some funds - and launch our first Good Neighbour Month with a splash!
For every $65 raised, we'll be able to add a person to the invite list! When you're ready, send your list of invitees to firstname.lastname@example.org and we look forward to eating together in celebration -- having already achieved our first fundraising goal!
Thanks for sharing the journey,
To officially launch Good Neighbour Month, Superseed Fund, in partnership with Urban Seed, Cafe Credo and Life Expedition, are hosting a FREE Launch Carnival! This is a great opportunity to be part of the movement that is Good Neighbour Month, and share your neighbourly stories and experiences.
T.A.G (Teach Anything Good) sessions will be held throughout the afternoon so come along to one and walk away knowing a little more about what's going on in the 'hood. All sessions are FREE!
To add on to the list of goodness, Little Foot and a couple of siblings from the international students neighbourhood will be playing live music throughout the afternoon!
Stalls and partnerships involved:
- City of Melbourne
- Bendigo Bank
- St Kilda Gatehouse
- Operation STITCHES
- The Lost Childrens Project
- Expedition Kids
- 300 Blankets
- Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH)
- GreenSmart Pots
- Urban Seed & Credo Café
- CLAN (Carlton Local Area Network)