'Informal Lunch Network' International Mother Language Day

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Presenter:  Dr Melanie Wilkinson

Date: Feb 21, 2017

Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Contact person:  Dr Melanie Wilkinson
T: 08 8983 7917
E: melanie.wilkinson@nt.gov.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savannah Room)

There are a couple of agenda items for this lunch: 

Sharing ideas for NAIDOC Week celebrations (July 2-9) (proposed by Sue Reaburn). The theme of NAIDOC this year, ‘Our Languages Matter’, presents an opportunity for showcasing NT languages. Sue is already involved in a volunteer  project to develop A3  posters, and possibly a book, of NT 'Language Champions'. However, for the lunch she is interested in the compilation of a general list of ideas and plans for NAIDOC week. We would like members of the 'lunch' network to share existing and possible projects, activities or events that could be celebrated. We have attached Sue’s spreadsheet in excel and word format, or you could e-mail her directly. If you can, please open the file and contribute your ideas! Sue is happy to compile the responses: suereaburn@iinet.net.au. It would be great if you could provide information before our network lunch on the 21st, but the lunch itself will provide an opportunity to share your ideas and talk about others. 

Once the list has been collated, Sue will email it to you so you will be able to see the sorts of activities and maybe get involved. 

Sue is also compiling a wider list of people who may be interested in contributing to NAIDOC week activities. She now has over 110 names, including people from interstate, and she is happy to hear about people who should or would like to be on that list. 

Exploring the idea of a language symposium to be held in 2017. Ailsa Purdon (Department of Education) will chair this discussion. 

* Please RSVP to Melanie; BYO Lunch