Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall (left), Taylor Ellis, Kerrie-Anne Dettman, Debbie Annis-Brown, and Bronwyn Campbell at the Linking Together Centre.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
INVERELL is set to celebrate the first NSW Women’s Week, with an event run by The Linking Together Centre to promote and support local women and girls in 2019.
Member for Northern Tablelands today announced Best Employment will receive $4,900 in NSW Government funding to hold a Linking Women’s Week.
The centerpiece to this event will be Friday 8 March which involves a day with Kamilaroi woman Collen Tighe Johnson, a successful Aboriginal clothing designer.
“We want women to have every opportunity to thrive and this event will aid in achieving that,” Adam Marshall said.
“I’m thrilled that The Linking Together Centre is bringing a great NSW Women’s Week event to Inverell to challenge outdated perceptions about women and girls, celebrate their achievements and provide practical support to help them succeed in whatever they choose to do.”
“This will help provide women and girls opportunities to learn about a variety of health issues, well-being, and building self-confidence.
The week of events will be delivered in conjunction with Inverell Community Health, Armajun Aboriginal Medical Centre and Rural Outreach and Support Service.
Linking Together Centre Programs Manager Kerrie-Anne Dettmann urged women in the community to get involved in Linking Women’s Week at The Linking Together Centre between March 4 and March 8.
“We are really looking forward to hosting Colleen Tighe Johnson at the Linking Together Centre for Women’s Week,” Ms Dettmann said.
“We’re planning a talk with women about her journey, shared time to talk, and a workshop with younger women and girls to grow their confidence and embrace their incredible personal value and talent.
“Colleen’s accomplishments are inspiring. She has a passion, not only for culture, but for lifting women within the Aboriginal community to achieve their goals and reach their best.
“This will be inspiring for the girls and women coming along to share time with her and hear her story. We are very grateful for the chance to have her in the community through the grant from NSW Women’s Week.”
The Linking Together Centre’s is one of 32 events and activities during NSW Women’s Week that will focus on the three priorities areas of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022; women’s economic opportunity and advancement, health and wellbeing, and participation and empowerment.
NSW Women’s Week will be held to celebrate International Women’s Day from 3 to 9 March 2019. For more information, visit: www.women.nsw.gov.au/nsw-womens-week.