The year 2020 has been about pulling together as a community to brave the impacts of bushfire and pandemic, so for the rest of the year Wellington Shire Council is celebrating everything that makes our shire stronger and more united in good and tough times.
Social Inclusion Week runs 21-29 November and there are dozens of ways to get involved in activities that acknowledge the contribution of everyone who lives in Wellington.
Council’s community wellbeing projects include:
This month also sees our community unite against gender-based violence and discrimination for 16 Days of Activism, which runs from 25 November-10 December. The campaign has the theme “Not blue, not pink, we are all unique - breaking the stereotypes that fuel family violence” and encourages conversations around gender equity.
Libraries across the shire will offer themed children’s take-home packs and in-library displays for kids to check out. The packs will include colouring pages and bookmarks about equality, kindness and respect, and poems about manners and kindness. There will also be teaching resources and library activities that reinforce the themes of respect and equality.
Sale Clocktower and The Wedge will be bathed in orange light - the official colour of the global campaign against gender-based violence and a symbol of a brighter future, free from such violence.