Connecting LGBTIQA+ Community Through Rainbow Yarning Workshops

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6 September, 2022

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) will host a series of Rainbow Yarning workshops throughout October, aimed at strengthening connections within the LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. 

Each workshop will feature guest speakers presenting on a range of topics and LGBTIQA+ supports and services. The sessions will also give attendees the opportunity to participate in cultural activities and yarning circles in a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment. 

Developed by VACCA’s LGBTIQA+ working group Binbeal Murrup, meaning Rainbow Spirit in the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung language, the initiative encourages members of the LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to get together, make connections and strengthen their sense of self. 

“It’s so important for us to be able to get together and have a yarn about issues that affect our community directly” says Dan Powell, VACCA Snr Quality Advisor, LGBTIQA+ Team lead.  

“We’d love to see LGBTIQA+ mob attend these sessions and come away with a new network, new supports, and feeling stronger in their identity”. 

The workshops are open to all LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community aged 18 and over. The first workshop will take place on Saturday 1 October from 12pm at Collingwood Children’s Farm and will be followed by two further sessions on Saturday 15 and Saturday 29 October.  

Places are limited and attendees are encouraged to make a booking to secure their spot; 

Link to register: Rainbow Yarning Workshops Expression of Interest (office.com) 

VACCA is committed to ensuring the organisation and services are safe, inclusive, and welcoming for LGBTIQA+ staff, young people, carers, families and community, and obtained accreditation under the Rainbow Tick Standards in late 2021. 

 

VACCA Rainbow Yarning Workshop dates: 

  • Saturday 1 October – 12pm-4pm 

Collingwood Children’s Farm, 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford  

  • Saturday 15 October – 12pm-4pm  

Collingwood Children’s Farm, 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford 

  • Saturday 29 October – 12pm-4pm 

Victorian Pride Centre, 79/81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda  

 

 

 

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The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the State’s leading Aboriginal child and family services organisation, and the largest provider of services for Aboriginal family violence and homelessness. We have been supporting children, young people and families in the community for over 40 years, as an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. 

Through our vision of self-determination – Live, Experience, and Be – we work towards the healing of the Aboriginal community by strengthening the safety, wellbeing and culture connectedness of vulnerable community members, particularly children.  

 
Issued by Nikita Blom, Communications Manager VACCA  

T: 0422 048 352 / E: nikitab@vacca.org  

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