Pre-Conference Agency Tour - Thursday 20 April 2017
The agency bus tour will provide a group of Trans-Tasman Community Psychology Conference delegates with an opportunity to visit a range of community agencies in Melbourne and experience first-hand some important local institutions that exemplify community psychology principles.
The tour will start at VICSEG New Futures, an organisation that runs programs for families, children, and young people and provides support and training to newly arrived and recently settled migrant communities throughout the northern and western regions of Melbourne. This will be followed by a walking tour and lunch at CERES Community Environment Park, where delegates will be provided with an overview of the history, governance, programs and displays in this distinctive place.
On the way into the city, the bus will stop at two historically and culturally significant public art murals. The first, the Northcote Koori Mural located in St Georges Road Thornbury, represents Victoria's Aboriginal culture and history and contains strong political statements about the incarceration of Aboriginal people. The second is the Smith Street Women’s Mural, representing women in Fitzroy and originally painted in response to the objectification of women in the media. The tour will end in the city at the Koori Heritage Trust in Federation Square, where delegates will undertake the Birrarung Wilam walk to learn more about Melbourne’s Aboriginal history and of sites/events of local significance for Indigenous peoples.
Upon participation in the Community Agency bus tour participants will have:
- Developed an awareness of a range of local institutions that exemplify community psychology principles and interventions
- Developed knowledge and awareness of how community psychology can be applied with diverse groups and settings such as within multicultural communities with newly arrived migrants, within community, environmental settings, in public awareness raising sites such as public art murals and in working with aboriginal people and communities
- Strengthened cultural awareness by learning more about Melbourne’s Aboriginal history and of sites/events of local significance for Indigenous peoples
- Engaged in critical conversations about community psychology in practice
Places are limited - bookings essential.
Some walking involved – wear comfortable shoes and outdoor clothing suited to Melbourne autumn.
Please note registration closes: Monday, 17 April 2017 - please contact the organiser after this time