Welcome to the April 2019 edition of the Dunstan News.
We've had a quieter start to the year while the team have been busily planning a massive year of events and new partnerships.
This year signifies two particularly significant occasions
We commemorate the memory of Don Dunstan, 20 years following his passing, but we also celebrate 20 years since the Don Dunstan Foundation was formed. We will mark these two milestones through a series of events and projects that began with the Raise a Glass event in February.
This month we're pleased to share some big developments with the Thinkers in Residence program including the release of the latest reports by: Suzi Sosa and Vic Strecher We have also released a list of all the Projects and Initiatives that have resulted from or have been supported by the Thinkers Program over the last two years. 
In this newsletter, we are calling for volunteers for our popular Dunstan Film Club.
We also welcome a number of new Committee of Management members; Charlie Lees, Nathan Manning and Shane Webster. Bittersweet as we also farewell long-serving committee member Phyllis Tharenou. 
As always, we've included an update on some great reads and what else is going on around town.
If you like what you see, we hope you will consider  attending , joining , donating , partnering  or volunteering  and help us inspire action for a fairer world.
Thank you for your ongoing support. As always, we value your feedback on what we are doing, so please get in touch!


David Pearson  
Executive Director  
Don Dunstan Foundation  
AdMental 2019

For its third year running, AdMental will return to Bonython Hall to address Loneliness in our Older Population, with a special focus on 'Ageing Well'. This year AdMental will be taking an exciting twist and will see emerging creatives make their mark in the advertising world, guided by industry professionals.
AdMental is an entertaining event harnessing the power of marketing and advertising to help achieve better mental health for everyone in South Australia. Inspired by 'The Pitch' segment on the TV show The Gruen Transfer, two local advertising agencies are tasked with creating an advertisement to promote mental health and pitch on 'how to sell positive wellbeing'. 
'90% of AdMental attendees said they would attend the next event'. Don't miss out!
$10 - $20 | 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm | 17 April 2019 | Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide
$10 tickets for Concession and Unwaged. $15 tickets for DDF Members (join here) and AADC Members. Booking essential. BOOK HERE
Thank you to our AdMental 2019 sponsors: Office for Ageing Well, Return to Work SA, Local Government Association of South Australia, Adelaide PHN, The Media Resource Centre and the Fay Fuller Foundation.

Advancing Australia:
Ideas for a Better Country
By any estimation, politics in Australia is in a dire state. The Coalition government is led by its third prime minister in four years, two of whom were toppled by their own party. Before that, Labor ousted two prime ministers. And in the meantime, voters' trust in politicians is at an all-time low, there is policy inertia on key issues, and ideology and internal politics too often trump good government. We have the diagnosis, but what's the cure?
This event is your chance to hear two of Australia's leading academics speak about the key issues we face and a way to move forward. Join Associate Professor Alex Reilly and Adjunct Professor Carol Johnson as they chat to The Conversation's editor Misha Ketchell about what's missing from the debate.
The Conversation will also be launching their latest book Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country. You'll receive a copy for collection on the night with full-price tickets.
FREE - $20 | 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm | 9 May 2019 | Napier Building, University of Adelaide
Free tickets for DDF Members (join here). $10 tickets for Students and Concession. Booking essential. 
Presented by The Conversation* and the Don Dunstan Foundation.

*The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. 

20th Anniversary Activities 
In 2019, the Don Dunstan Foundation celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Foundation's establishment and commemorates 20 years since Don Dunstan's passing. A program of events, projects and activities throughout the year will mark this special Anniversary.
The program kicked off on 6 February, with around 100 guests packed into the 'Raise a Glass' event on Norwood Parade.   

Former Premier Jay Weatherill  led reflections on the Don's contribution and legacy. Jay said, "(Don Dunstan) did many profound things. It is worth remembering that the Dunstan Project was about human flourishing...It was about making sure that we could express ourselves in every possible way, and that human beings were more than their relationship to the economic process. You can see the full speech  here
Thank you to our sponsors: Delinquente Wine Co, artist Michael Shafar, Oxfam Australia, Pewsey Vale Vineyard, Rockford Wines and RoofClimb at Adelaide Oval and, of course, guests who joined us in celebrating Don Dunstan's life and impact.  

Podcast: Don Dunstan 101
In late May , AdeLOL and Dr Paul Sendziuk will be collaborating on a podcast during the History Festival. Don Dunstan 101 will be a delightful exploration of the life of a charismatic and progressive leader, Don Dunstan.
Revived: Don's Table & Don's Cookbook
In late spring, we will temporarily revive Don's Table for one night only in celebration of the Foundation's contribution to Don's vision for a fairer world, and to potentially re-launch a  rejuvenated version of  Don's 1976 Cookbook .   
Dunstan Oral History 
In partnership with the State Library of South Australia
we've launched a new Oral History project to add further accounts of Don Dunstan's life from people associated with Don, as well as about the impact of the Foundation over the last 20 years. 
Other projects include a mural , which will be a part of the publicly funded Art for Good project, and a visual story-telling of the Dunstan legacy which will be shared across the Don Dunstan Foundation's social media. Donations towards the Art for Good Fund currently support the Our Mob Don Dunstan Foundation Emerging Artist Prize, the SALA Festival, the Dunstan Film Club and the Social Change Guide to the Fringe and Festival and can be made here.

Keep an eye on our social media pages to catch more of this and we'll be in touch soon about how you can get involved. 
Please contact Hien Mai Nguyen if you are interested in volunteering for the program.

Thinkers in Residence Reports 
Suzi Sosa & Vic Strecher Social Capital Residencies Concluded
Both Suzi Sosa and Dr Vic Strecher were our first specialist Thinkers in Residence as part of the Social Capital Residencies. Now we are excited to announce that their final recommendations and reports have been released. These reports summarise what they did, what they learned and what they recommend we do to grow the Purpose Economy in South Australia. For more information about our work on the Purpose Economy (including what it is), check out our  website.

Suzi Sosa, from Austin, Texas, has been operating within the entrepreneurship space for over 15 years and is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Verb, a global corporation specialising in social innovation. Suzi has, over her career, co-founded several non-profits on social innovation and entrepreneurship and in 2014, was awarded the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year award. Her recommendations for South Australia are informed by the current economic transition underway and the opportunities this transition presents for pioneering the emerging approach of the Purpose Economy.  
Read Suzi's article from InDaily about millennials and purpose  here

Dr Vic Strecher, for over two decades, has developed a passion for connecting academic findings to practical applications that translate to meaningful outcomes. He has demonstrated this through success as an entrepreneur and researcher. Vic is the Founder of HealthMedia Inc. a pioneering web-based digital health coaching tool, before being acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2008. He is a published academic and author with a big focus on the importance of developing and maintaining a strong purpose in life and all the benefits this brings to individuals, workplaces, companies and communities . Watch Vic's Oration here  or  FIND OUT MORE.

Dunstan Film Club
Volunteers Needed

Don Dunstan helped kick start South Australia's film industry.
Following a number of very successful Dunstan Film Club sessions in 2018, we are looking for volunteers who are motivated to help us run and grow the impact of the Club in 2019!
The Dunstan Film Club provides fun outings that also help contribute towards a fairer world. We offer opportunities to see some great films and, at the same time, engage in sponsoring movie tickets for people who are usually deterred by the expense.
By volunteering through the film club, you can help us share the joy of film and bring much wanted relief to people who are otherwise deprived from accessing the cinemas.
Please contact  Emilie Soda  if you are interested.
Additions the Committee of Management
The Don Dunstan Foundation thanks and gives a warm farewell to long standing member of our Committee of Management, Professor Phyllis Tharenou (right), Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. Her business insight and contribution to the Foundation has been invaluable and we are incredibly grateful for her involvement.
In her place, we welcome Professor Charlie Lees (left), Dean of People & Resources within the same college at Flinders University. His strategic focus and international expertise, specifically in the political and policy realm will be an invaluable contribution to the foundation.
We also take this opportunity to welcome further new members of the committee: Dr Nathan Manning (middle-right), Senior Lecturer for the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies at the University of Adelaide and Shane Webster (middle-left), Jawun Regional Director with legislative and legal experience that has empowered Aboriginal people to shape their future by choice.

More information on all our committee of management members can be found here.

Social Change Guide 
to the Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe  

This year's Social Change Guide has been our biggest yet, exploring themes of social change and justice across 181 shows and with a record 1268 downloads.  
If you have any feedback about the guide, we'd love to hear it. Please get in touch with the guide editor Laura Hughson. 
Thanks again to all our partners in this wonderful  initiative - not least of all the Adelaide Festival and the Adelaide Fringe.
See you all again next Mad-March!

What we're reading

What else is on

EXPO - 8th Annual Strong Aboriginal Children's Health Expo 2019.   Thurs 18 April, 11.00 am - 3.00 pm at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.  Aboriginal families are encouraged to come along for a day of healthy activities and information in a fun environment! BOOK TICKETS (Free)

SAGA: Adelaide International Women's Film Festival is Back!
CALL OUT for volunteers.

Creative Revolutionaries: Women in Innovation: Leading South Australia.
Mon 29 April, 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm a conversation with Leila Henderson, Michelle Perugini and Allison Nikula, discussing the opportunities, challenges and strengths for innovation and entrepreneurship for women in South Australia.