This year Western Sydney Legal Centre held a stall at the local NAIDOC event hosted by City of Parramatta Council on Saturday 8th July.
It was a wonderful opportunity for our organisation to connect with local community, network with the many other organisations attending, to promote the many services we provide and to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
This years NAIDOC week theme “Our Languages Matter”, highlighted the importance and essential role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water.
There were events and activities throughout the day highlighting local artists, such as live entertainment, workshops, local market stalls, Indigenous games, storytelling, healing tents and many more activities. A spectacular firework display closed the event.
The stall was run by a number of WSCLC staff over the day from our Womens’ Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service, Family Advocacy Support Services and Legal Team. Special thanks to staff who helped for their enthusiasm and support:
- Belinda West (PWDVCAS – Aboriginal Specialist)
- Charo Romero (PWDVCAS – IRO)
- Tala Gosche (FASS – Social Support Worker)
- Corinne Deall (TAAS)
- Hannah-Joy Gillard (Executive Assistant)
- Jessica Bratina (PWDVCAS – SAM Co-Ordinator)
- Matthew Thomas (Paralegal)
- Jeremy Kerbel (Digital Officer)
The event was a great success for the organisers and for our service. We look forward to next year’s event.