Presented by Arts House
as part of
Refuge 2019: Displacement
Sat 31 Aug – Sun 1 Sep, 10.30am – 4pm
Drop in; come and go as you please
Free, no bookings required
A Welcome to Country ceremony will be held on Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep at 10.30am
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Auslan interpreters available in the building all day Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September
Hosted by Lorna Hannan and a band of locals, Ruth Crow Corner is a drop-in space where you can meet your neighbours, quiz experts and throw up new ideas for how we prepare for climate crisis.
Since 2016 Ruth Crow Corner has provided a cosy nook for practical and thought-provoking chats about floods, heatwaves and pandemics. Now our attention turns to displacement of peoples and the changes that come with waves of migration.
A rolling weekend of conversation and information over a cup of tea, this welcoming space is named after local humanitarian and environmentalist, Ruth Crow AM (1916–99) who showed us that great things can happen when we talk over a cuppa.
Now is the time to re-examine the past, peer into the future and see what answers we can find together.
Ruth Crow Corner will run alongside a range of family workshops, information sessions and emergency preparedness activities run by Red Cross Australia, Emergency Management Victoria and other services.
Supported by – Ruth Crow Corner has been developed using Emergency Management Victoria’s Community Based Emergency Management approach, with members of the local North Melbourne community who have been involved in earlier iterations of Refuge; and is supported by the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Bryony Jackson