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Humans in Geelong Expo 2018

Humans in Geelong Expo 2018

Sunday 7th October, 10 – 3pm, Deakin Waterfront Campus.

The Uplifting start to Mental Health Week with the Barwon Health Awards being presented at 1.30pm.

FREE Community event highlighting our amazing locals.

17 guest speakers, 10 live performances and 45 exhibitors.

Something for everyone! Prizes and give-aways including:

$250 voucher from Helloworld Travel Waurn Ponds.


Guest Speakers:    Lecture Theatre D3.211

11am Nasir Sobhani ‘The Street’s Barber’

12 Professor Steven Allender, GLOBE Deakin Uni, how to combat the rising rates in childhood obesity and other complex social problems with a whole community approach.

1pm Andrea Downie, Project Thrive, 'Disrupting the Mental Health Crisis- Building Well-being'.


2pm Stampsy, Leean Stamps of K-rock Geelong

3pm Geelong Youth Panel led by Kuranda, Director of

Room D2.212

11am Geelong Mums

12 Tim Adams from Geelong Sustainability talks about Climate Safe Rooms

1pm Sally Higoe of Ignite talking about Uganda, Ignite and Elf Squad

2pm Joshua Maxwell de Hoog, lowercasepoetry session

3pm Tony McManus – RUOK?

Room D2.211

10.45 Vicki Hallett Sound Artist

11.30 Mitch Grinter from the blog “Four Finger Discount” talks about producing a book about blogging about The Simpsons titled “Homer’s Odyssey: An Embiggened Simpsons Guide”

12.15 Doug Lang, ‘The Nature of Survival’, as seen on ABC Landline

1pm One Fire – Reconciliation, where do you fit in?

1.45 Stories from our Multicultural aged community

2.30 Chagai from South Sudan

3.00 Mangroves from the Water and their environmental importance, Zahidah Zeytoun-Millie

Live Performances in the Courtyard

St Leonard’s Men’s Shed making wooden tic tac toe games with children, free face-painting, henna and crafts for kids.


10am Welcome to Country – Corrina Eccles, Deadly Dancers and Norm Stanley on the didge. Official opening by Mayor Bruce Harwood and Gayle Tierney MP

10.30 Dazzling Dan the Magic Man (then roving until 11.30)

10.50 Charlie performs techno music

11am Sweethearts

12 With One Voice Choir

12.20 Medimime songs

12.30 Lithuanian Dance Group

12.45 Indonesian Dance Group

1pm Surprise – not to be missed!

1.10 Sudanese dance group TBC

1.30 Mental Health Week Awards and talk by Sally Buchanan-Hagen

2pm Manuel and Florencia & Latin Dance Tribe

2.55 Tony McManus RUOK?


Liam’s Art – Liam will be painting on the day, make sure you say hi. He is donating the piece below and the money raised from the Silent Auction for this will go to Headspace Geelong because our event is the uplifting start to Mental Health Week. Picture attached.

Peter Roberts, Geelong Sustainability, Creative Geelong, Cherished Pets, Arkoun, Fair Wrap, Peace of Mind, Norlane Healing Hands, Kardinia Rotary, Rotoract,  Quota – Sew & So – handmade dresses, Mangroves from the Water, Dragon’s Abreast, The One that was Different – children’s book, Cinnamon Art, Public Transport Vic, Australian Multicultural Services (AMCS), A Fresh Legacy, EATS, Anam Cara, CRAG, One Fire, Youth for Refugees, Ignite, Elf Squad, Life Activities Club Geelong Inc., The Pulse, Girl Guides, Soroptimists, Cycling Geelong, PALZ, Volunteering Geelong, BOE – Built on enthusiasm, Julie McSpedden Art, 45 in total.

In the Foyer

11am The Recycling Game presented by Geelong Sustainability

12 School Lunchbox display by George

1pm Combined Refugee Action Group Game

2pm BOE Built on Enthusiasm demo on old to reconditioned

Optional gold coin donation.

Sponsored by: The City of Greater Geelong, Deakin University, Geelong Connected Communities, Multicultural Commission of Victoria and Snap Printing Geelong.

Let us INSPIRE – CONNECT – STRENGTHEN! There will be free hugs from team members in the courtyard.

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