Alice Springs International Women's Day event

14th Mar 2018

On the 8th of March International Women's Day was celebrated globally but due to rain and storms in Central Australia the event was re-scheduled for today, the 14th of March.  Hosted by the Institute for Aboriginal Development Arrernte Women Elders Program together with the Arrernte and Central Australia Aboriginal Strong Women's Group

The event started with a welcome to country from Aboriginal Elder Sabella Turner which followed by speeches from community members Kerri LeRossignol, Christine Palmer, Sarah Carmody, Amelia Turner, Phenya Clarke, Elaine Peckham and Karina Akarana.

There where also stall holders from local organisations CONGRESS, CAAFLU, IAD, NPY Women's Council, CAWLS and ASYAS.


CAMMA was there to capture the event (to listen to the speeches - click below)

00:00 - Kerri LeRossignol- CEO Institute for Aboriginal Development

00:17 - Sabella Turner - Welcome to Country

02:31 - Kerri LeRossignol- CEO Institute for Aboriginal Development

03:05 - Christine Palmer

09:17 - Jane Lloyd - Territory Families Representative - NT GOV

11:03 - Karina - Alice Springs Youth Accommodation Service

13:33 - Sarah Carmody - Congress (Red tails, Pink tails - Right Track program)

14:52 - Amellia Turner-kngwarreye - 'Akeyulerre' Healing Centre

16:39 - Melanie - Head Space Alice Springs

17:16 - Sabella Turner - Head Space Alice Springs

19:02 - Phynea Clarke - CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit

21:30 - Kerri LeRossignol- CEO Institute for Aboriginal Development

By Lorena Walker and Teghan Hughes