Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Fairer World Festival - registration extended to 5 July

Contact: Helen Hortle, A Fairer World
P: 6223 1025 E:

Location: Statewide
Date of Event: 2 - 6 September 2013      Closing Date/RSVP: 5 July 2013

Intended Audience: Primary, Secondary, Teachers - All, Year 11/12

Fairer World Festival: Tasmania's largest social justice event for students and Hobart City Council 2012 Australia Day Community Event of the Year!

Early bird registrations have been extended to the end of term 1 (5 July) after which late fees may apply.
Festival dates:
  • Monday 2 September (Grade 7-12): Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, UTAS Launceston, hosted by Wynyard High School
  • Tuesday 3 September (Grade 3-6): Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, UTAS Launceston, hosted by Trevallyn Primary School
  • Thursday 5 September (Grade 3-6): Stanley Burbury Centre, UTAS Hobart, hosted by Cygnet Primary School
  • Friday 6 September (Grade 7-12): Stanley Burbury Centre, UTAS Hobart, hosted by Huonville High School
 (All days 9:00am to 2:20pm)

Festival highlights:
  • Akram Azimi, 2013 Young Australian of the Year, Keynote speaker Hobart: Passionate about Reconciliation and ending extreme poverty, Akram hopes to plant seeds for trees that will never shade him.
  • Tim Kenworthy, Young Social Pioneer, Keynote speaker Launceston: Founder and Childlike Enthusiasm Officer (CEO) of Useful Inc., a non-profit that exists to make doing good as mainstream as cheeseburgers and breathing.
  • I AM GLOBAL CITIZEN, Global Poverty Project, world-class multimedia presentation.
And workshops by:
  • The Oaktree Foundation: How to Change the World
  • Australian Red Cross: I'm Hungry! How about you? & Even Wars Have Laws
  • Brightside Farm Sanctuary: Animal Rights & Wrongs
  • Sustainable Living Tasmania: What is a Tassievore?
  • Students Against Racism: Living in Between
  • VGen: How Fair is your Food? & Making Friends in High Places
  • Students Working Against Poverty: How Fair Are Your Balls?
  • Oxfam Australia: Grow a Future
  • Environmental Protection Authority: Host a Recycled Sports Day & A Consuming Culture
  • Climate Action Hobart & Climate Classrooms Tasmania: The Secret Life of Bottled Water
  • Caritas Australia: Making a Difference
  • St Vincent de Paul: Never too young to be MAD!
  • SecondBite & Geilston Bay High: A Fare Share: Food Rescue
 (Note: not all workshops run on all days.)

New this year.
  • MAD activities run by Oaktree Foundation's Tasmanian Schools 4 Schools group.
  • Launch of the Hobart Human Library for schools in conjunction with UTAS.
  • The always popular MAD Expo - this year with three sessions.
  • Inspiring opening & closing sessions - this year run by The Oaktree Foundation.
(Members $7.50/student, others $10/student, bus subsidies available.)

Find out more on our website including daily program, risk management information, feedback and photos
from past Festivals.