Welcome to the September 2018 edition of theDunstan News.
We've been busy over winter collaborating on a range of projects and events, and there will be plenty to see, do and attend over the next few weeks!
You can read below for all the latest on what's going on.
This week, and again later in September,  Dr Guy Turnbull, is in Adelaide as our Thinker in Residence to deliver a range of workshops and public events. 
You'll find below an update on the dashboard launch for the  Adelaide Zero Project, the first of it's kind in Australia, and a wrap up from this year's  on 8 August.

The final Dunstan Film Club for this year is  in early October with two fun movies screening on the same day in the school holidays. Bring the kids during the day to see  The Incredibles 2  or grab some mates and come along to see Crazy Rich Asians that same evening! 

We also welcome two new Committee Members, Mia Hanshin and Sonia Waters to our leadership group and look forward to working with them in the future.
And, 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.

Thanks 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

SA: Towards a Co-operative State
Unleashing social and economic prosperity 

UK based co-operatives expert and award winning social entrepreneur, Dr Guy Turnbull (EY's UK Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017), will share his insights as our latest Thinker in Residence, including his vision for revitalizing the role of co-operatives and social enterprise in South Australia.

6.00 pm - 8.00 pm | Thursday 27 September 2018 | University of Adelaide

Cost: $15 Gen | $10 Concession or Member.  BOOK NOW

Dr Guy Turnbull begins his
Thinker's Residency this month

Dr Guy Turnbull's Residency will explore opportunities for the development of
co-operatives across a range of industries in the State, with a focus on the care and social services sector in response to the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
As a part of these Residencies, we have the following public events that you can attend to learn from and engage with Dr. Guy Turnbull himself:
  • The Rapid Enterprise Development (RED) Workshop. Learn how to develop a micro-enterprise through this practical one-day workshop with Dr Guy Turnbull. This workshop is designed for people living with disability or who are experiencing social or economic disadvantage. For enquiries and registration please contact Kate Jarrett at the Don Dunstan Foundation or (08) 8313 2718. Sponsorship for the attendance fee is available.
We are also thrilled to announce the return of Thinker in Residence Allyson Hewitt (Director of Social Innovation, MaRS Discovery District, Toronto) for her third and final Residency with Thinkers' alumni Dr Ilse Treurnicht (former CEO, MaRS, Toronto). 
Allyson and Ilse will be returning in tandem for a joint Residency in March/April of 2019. 

Stay tuned for further details.

Dunstan Film Club
Crazy Rich Asians

Join us in October for what's been lauded as the rom-com of the year, Crazy Rich Asians. The film follows a passionate New York Economics Professor, Rachel ( Constance Wu ), who has been dating Nick ( Henry Golding ) for quite some time. When Nick learns about his best friend's wedding back in Singapore, he sees this as the perfect opportunity to bring Rachel along and introduce her to his family.  However, Rachel doesn't know much about Nick's family including the fact that Nick just so happens to be from one of the wealthiest families in all of Asia. Can Rachel, a middle-class Asian American win over Nick's family and friends despite their social and economic differences?

' Crazy Rich Asians was one of the most anticipated films of the summer, and I am happy to report that the film not only lives up to the hype but surpasses it'.
Scott Menzel. We Live Entertainment.

When: Doors open 5.15 pm for a 6.00 pm screening, Thursday 4 October
Where: Mercury Cinema,  13 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Cost: $12 Gen | $7 Member/Concession/Student

All tickets include a snack and and drink.

The Don Dunstan Film Club offers you the opportunity to see some great films and, at the same time, you pay it forward by contributing to a movie ticket for someone who normally would not be able to experience a fun outing to the movies!

Proudly sponsored by our friends at Amnesty International SA & NT and the City of Adelaide

Dunstan Film Club
The Incredibles 2

This October school holidays we are putting on a Dunstan Film Club movie for the whole family!

Join us to watch The Incredibles 2, as the  Parr family - Bob/Mr. Incredible , Helen/Elastigirl , Violet, Dash, and baby Jack-Jack again use their powers to rescue the people of their city. 

The movie explores the Parrs' family dynamics and eventually pits them against a villain named Screenslaver. Like the original, the sequel has frequent, intense superhero action/violence, including large-scale destruction, frequent peril, weapons, and laser beams shooting out of a character's eyes. But there's also lots of humor, even in the action sequences, as well as themes of teamwork, courage, communication, and perseverance -- and how easy it is to be manipulated by the screens all around us. 

When: Doors open 1.15 pm for a 2.00 pm screening, Thursday 4 October
Where: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Cost: $12 Gen | $30 Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children) | $7 U18/Member/Conc/Student

All tickets include a snack and and drink.

The Don Dunstan Film Club offers you the opportunity to see some great films and, at the same time, you pay it forward by contributing to a movie ticket for someone who normally would not be able to experience a fun outing to the movies!

Proudly sponsored by our friends at Amnesty International SA & NT and the City of Adelaide.
Applications Now Open for the Len King Scholarship

Students seeking to commence studies in Law in 2018 are invited to apply for the Don Dunstan Foundation Len King Scholarship. The award of up to $15,000 per annum, paid for up to four years, provides funds for general living expenses.  FIND OUT MORE

Image: Tony Wilson with Don Dunstan Foundation Committee of Management Member Sonia Waters and the winning artwork, Uncle.

Our Mob Emerging Artist Prize Winner

Congratulations  Tony Wilson, 2018 winner of the  Don Dunstan Foundation Our Mob Emerging Artist Prize! Tony's prize winning work tilted Uncle is an acknowled gement to community leaders past, present and future.

The $5,000 prize money will enable Tony to  work as a full-time artist for two months to develop a solo exhibition for the Fringe Festival in March 2019.  This process will help him establish himself in the visual arts realm in SA.

In addition to his work as an artist he has been working in schools with young people for many years and more recently as artist in residence at Alberton Primary School mentoring young artists and helping them to find connection to culture and express this through art.

The 2018 Our Mob and Our Young Mob exhibition is now open until Sun 14 Oct in the Festival Theatre Gallery.  FIND OUT MORE

The Don Dunstan Foundation Art4Good Fund
Art can be a powerful way to inspire action for a fairer world. At the Don Dunstan Foundation we believe that supporting artists and access to art in all its forms benefits everyone in our community. Help us help artists like Tony and DONATE TODAY
Image: Gerry Wedd standing in his exhibit, SONGS FOR A ROOM

SALA Festival Award Winner

Congratulations to Gerry Wedd, winner of the 2018  Don Dunstan Foundation Award ($2,500) as part of  SALA Festival. We extend our congratulations to all the winners and nominees from this year's Festival!

Did you know that all of the tiles in Gerry's exhibition are for sale, with 50% of the proceeds to be donated to the  Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons?

FIND OUT MORE               

The Don Dunstan Foundation Art4Good Fund
Art can be a powerful way to inspire action for a fairer world. At the Don Dunstan Foundation we believe that supporting artists and access to art in all its forms benefits everyone in our community. Help us help artists like Gerry and  DONATE TODAY

2018 Homelessness Conference
On 8 August, over 250 guests joined the Don Dunstan Foundation for our fifth annual Homelessness Conference. 

There was an incredible line up of over 30 nationally and internationally acclaimed conference presenters, panel members, service providers and practitioners, policy and decision makers, innovators and academics. 

Housing solutions was a strong theme for the conference, and the ever popular mini-presentations featured pets and homelessness, apps such as Street Connect, Veteran homelessness, and of course, updated progress on the Adelaide Zero Project. 

We were honoured to have Professor Marah Curtis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Sally Hines from The Big Issue as our keynotes covering welfare reform and Homes 4 Homes respectively.

CLICK HERE to view video footage of the presenters and download the presentation slides.

Adelaide Unveils Australia's First Dashboard on Homelessness and Housing

Adelaide is now the first city in Australia that is actively tracking the number of rough sleepers in its inner city and how many of them have moved into secure housing.

For the first time, South Australians will be able to know how many people are without a home on any given night and these figures will be publicly reported every month, as part of the Adelaide Zero Project's new online Dashboard.

Don Dunstan Foundation Executive Director David Pearson says ' This latest initiative from the Adelaide Zero Project is aimed at helping to end street homelessness, by increasing understanding of the overall number of people sleeping rough and how well the homelessness and housing systems are supporting them.'

To view the dashboard and learn more CLICK HERE 

We would like to acknowledge the efforts of all the partners in the Zero Project in helping to pull this dashboard together and to the Broadly Trust for their generous support.

Public Lecture with Professor Henry Reynolds
This Whispering in our Hearts Revisited

Listening to the whispering in his own heart, Professor Henry Reynolds was led into the lives of remarkable and largely forgotten white humanitarians who followed their consciences and challenged the prevailing attitudes to Indigenous people.

These men and women fought for justice for Indigenous people even when doing so left them isolated and criticised by their fellow whites. The unease of these humanitarians about the morality of white settlement has not dissipated and their legacy informs current debates about reconciliation between black and white Australia.

FREE | 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm | 18 October 2018 | Napier Building, University of Adelaide

Light refreshments provided. Bookings essential. FIND OUT MORE

Presented by the History Trust of South Australia and the Don Dunstan Foundation
Southgate Oration with Professor Anne Kavanagh
A Public Health Perspective on the Health
of People with a Disability

12:30 pm - 1:30pm |  Thursday 25 October, 2018 | Flinders University, Bedford Park

Professor Anne Kavanagh is the inaugural Chair of  Disability and Health at the Melbourne School of  Population and Global Health at the University of  Melbourne. She is Academic Director of the Melbourne Disability Institute - an interdisciplinary Institute which brings together researchers, government and non-government organisations, and advocates to create systemic change to improve the lives of people with disability. She is Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health. Anne is a social epidemiologist and her research focusses on generating high quality policy-relevant evidence for change. She is a member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council and the Independent Advisory Council of the National Disability Insurance Agency.

Her research is enriched by her own lived experience of disability as someone with a chronic condition and as a parent of a child with a disability. Anne is a proud alumni of Flinders University; she graduated with a medical degree in 1987 where she was taught by the late Associate Professor Deane Southgate. 

Welcome to our new
Committee of Management Members

These past months have seen two new members join the Don Dunstan Foundation Committee of Management, Mia Handshin (image left) and Sonia Waters (image right).

A writer, lawer, and leadership consultant, Mia Handshin is passionate about environmental and social justice issues, children's rights and global inequities. Since 1996 Mia has served on a number of Boards and bodies including the University of Adelaide Governing Council, The Environmental Protection Authority, and the Foundation for Young Australians. From 2012 Mia has also been an Associate facilitator with the Leaders Institute of SA including for the renowned Governor's Leadership Foundation program.

Sonia Waters is an Aboriginal woman from Adelaide, South Australia. Sonia's career spans 26 years in the South Australian Public Sector, 16 of those were in Aboriginal health where she provided leadership in Aboriginal Health Workforce Development. Sonia is currently the Director of Aboriginal Services in AnglicareSA and prior to this she was the Director of Community Engagement in the former Social Inclusion Unit, Department of the Premier and Cabinet and had carriage of the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Reference. During that role, she was instrumental in establishing the Spirit Festival, South Australia's annual Aboriginal Cultural Festival. Sonia is also currently Chair of Anglicare Australia's National Reconciliation Network.
We welcome the leadership and breadth of skills and experience both Mia and Sonia will bring to the Foundation.

What we're reading

What we're watching

VIDEO - Kamamirna Kakirra
This 20 minute film, t old by Kaurna woman Katrina Power, highlights the healing power of culture.  It is about the pride she has as a Kaurna woman, and how story telling gives her family a sense of belonging and a cultural heritage of hope for language, culture and identity. It is a story for not only those families with a Kaurna connection, but many other Aboriginal people may gain a sense of their own pride and connection to culture by listening to Katrina's wisdom and insight . WATCH NOW

What else is on


CONFERENCE - South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services Symposium 2018 .
This year's SANDAS Symposium will focus on issues for Women, Children and Families as we explore the complexities that gender, parenting, family dynamics, violence and childhood mental health issues can create in dealing with alcohol and other drug issues.
9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday 28th September 2018, Adelaide Pavilion. 


EVENT - Youth Symposium: Leading for our Future.
The Symposium will focus on education, training, employment and intersecting issues that affect access pathways for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Friday 12 October 2018, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm, Adelaide Festival Centre.  

EVENT - In Conversation with Change Makers: Supporting Catherine House and the Hutt Street Centre
Despite the huge impact on families and our community, domestic violence and homelessness can seem invisible. Join Corey White (host of Corey White's Roadmap to Paradise) and Taryn Brumfitt (founder of The Body Image Movement) for breakfast fundraiser supporting Catherine House and the Hutt St Centre.  Both outstanding speakers have direct and personal experience with these issues and will speak from the heart about what each of us can do to change for the better. Cost $75 or $500 for a table of 10. 
Tuesday 16th October 2018,  6:45am for a  7am start, Hilton Adelaide.  FIND OUT MORE

CONFERENCE - Strengthening the New Economy for the Common Good. 
Today's global economy is built on a growth-fuelled industrial and financial system with immense productive capacity, but its extractive logic has created extreme wealth inequality, social injustice, and ecological devastation on an unprecedented scale.The  New Economy Network Australia's second annual conference 'Strengthening the New Economy for the Common Good' invites people to come together to share stories of success, address challenges and join the broader movement, to appreciate our shared purpose and create transformative approaches to a fairer and ecologically sustainable economy and society.
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 October 2018, Melbourne.  FIND OUT MORE

CONFERENCE - Partnerships with Purpose: New Ideas, Enterprise and Solutions.
This event will explore how community development is part of purposeful partnerships with government, business, philanthropic organisations and some surprising cultural, social and commercial movements. 
Thursday 25 - Friday 26 Oct, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Morphettville Racecourse.    FIND OUT MORE

CONFERENCE - Women in Leadership Summit.
The 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Summit Adelaide strives to empower women leaders across SA's public and private sectors.  Learn and be inspired by leading corporate and government figures and engage directly with top leadership and performance coaches in focused interactive sessions as you take your career to the next level and realise your potential as a more effective leader.  Tues 30 - Wed 31 October, Adelaide.  BOOK NOW


NETWORKING EVENT - Icebreaker18 
If fast, effective networking to boost your innovation connections sounds good, then this is your event.  This event is using data science to drive our matching. Each Icebreaker networker will walk away from 22 speed networking 'dates' with new contacts and insights, followed by casual networking over drinks. The Australian Industrial Transformation Institute estimated $2.9m of forward value for the state out of Icebreaker16 so make sure you're there this year to get yourself a piece of the action! 
5:00 - 9:00 pm, Wednesday 21 November 2018, Tonsley Innovation District. FIND OUT MORE