USQ Celebrates NAIDOC Week 2017

Next week

 USQ Celebrates NAIDOC Week 2017

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Next week USQ will celebrate the NAIDOC theme ‘Our Languages Matter’ with events on campus and in the community.

USQ is passionate about celebrating the languages, spirituality, culture, achievements and contributions of our nation’s First Peoples.

Four events will be coordinated on-campus including: art exhibition ‘Our Languages Matter’ curated by Dr David Akenson and Dr Robyn Heckenberg; and a BBQ lunch and Gumbi Gumbi Garden Tour organised by USQ’s College of Indigenous Studies, Education, and Research.

There will be a FREE movie screening of ‘Satellite Boy’, and a public lecture by acclaimed linguist Des Crump from the State Library of Queensland.

USQ encourages staff, students, and the community to attend NAIDOC Week celebrations.

For more information about the upcoming events, please email



What:              NAIDOC Lunch and ‘Our Languages Matter’ Exhibition

When:            Monday, July 3, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Where:            USQ Toowoomba - A Block Courtyard and Art Gallery


What:              NAIDOC Public Lecture and Lunch

When:            Tuesday, July 4, 11:00am-1:00pm

Where:            USQ Springfield - Lecture Theatre B434


What:              BBQ Lunch and Gumbi Gumbi Garden Tour

When:            Wednesday, July 5, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Where:            USQ Toowoomba - Quadrangle


What:              NAIDOC Film Night

When:            Thursday, July 6, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Where:            USQ Toowoomba - Lecture Theatre R113




What:              NAIDOC Awards Luncheon

When:             Friday 30 June, 11:30am-3:00pm

Where:            Toowoomba Sports Club [Tickets available]


What:              March, Flag Raising, and Community Day

When:             Monday 3 July, 9:30am-3:00pm

Where:            Civic Square Toowoomba


What:              Inala Family Fun Day

When:             Wednesday 5 July, 10:00am-2:00pm

Where:            Greenfield Sporting Complex


What:              Ipswich NAIDOC Event

When:             Thursday 6 July, 10:00am-2:00pm

Where:            Briggs Road, Sports Club


What:              Musgrave Park Family Fun Day

When:             Friday 7 July, 9:00am-4:00pm

Where:            121 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane