Community Events

Below is a list of community events which may be of interest, offering you the opportunity to learn about and participate in local activities. This listing is offered as a service to the community and community event organisers. Please contact the organisers directly for additional information, as generally, the Hawke Centre is not involved in these community events.

If you have a community event you would like to promote through our website, please forward details to or call 8302 7135 for more information.


Promoting Health Equity: From knowing to action
Monday 16 September, 9am to 5pm, Hilton Adelaide 

The event will provide rich empirical data about the opportunities and challenges in policy agenda setting, formulation, implementation and evaluation. Drawing lessons from across the policy case studies, the symposium will discuss issues relating to power and the political determinants of health. Not only will the event highlight ways forward for policy and research, the final session of the day will be an advocacy ideas panel that will examine civil society as a force for enabling healthier and more equitable societies.

This symposium will be of great interest to policy makers, advocacy groups and academics from many sectors who have an interest in the findings of the CRE and how the findings can influence the policy process to build action that promotes health equity.

The 2019 John Mansfield Lecture: Native Title Exists: What Happens Next?
Thursday 19 September, 5.30pm

The School of Law, University of South Australia, is delighted that Raelene Webb QC will deliver the 2019 Mansfield Lecture. Appointed President of the National Native Title Tribunal for a five-year term in 2013 after a distinguished career as a barrister, Raelene has now returned to the bar and is recognised as one of the leading native title silks in Australia, having appeared as lead counsel in many native title and Aboriginal land matters.

Workshop: Where does the progressive health movement go in the era of neo-liberalism? 
Friday 20 September, 9.30am to 3pm
Flinders University in the City  

The People’s Health Movement is a global network of grassroots health activists, civil society organizations and academic institutions from over 70 countries. Guided by the People’s Charter for Health (PCH), PHM works on various programmes and activities and is committed to Comprehensive Primary Health Care and addressing the Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants of Health.

PHM Australia invites you to attend a workshop to contribute to a discussion on how the progressive health movement organises for health equity and an ecological sustainable society. 

Hear from Professor David Sanders, Chair of PHM Global Steering Council, who will provide a global perspective on health equity.  Join in a number of strategy circles on the future of PHM, including sharing strategies with the Union, social services and environmental movements.

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Women's Work: Women working for a fair and peaceful world
Friday 20 September, 6.15pm for 6.30pm, Bradley Forum 

This International Day of Peace, hear from four leading international women’s organisations working for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment. “It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” Eleanor Roosevelt.

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2019 United Nations Day Dinner
Thursday 13 October, 6.30pm, National Wine Centre

Save the date for the United Nations Association of Australia SA Division Dinner, featuring Guest Speaker, Gavin Wanganeen, AFL legend, acclaimed contemporary Aboriginal artist and a passionate supporter of Indigenous empowerment. The event will also launch The UNAA Reconciliation Plan. For enquires, please contact, Lidia Moretti,, tickets avaialble are here, event flyer.

11th Southgate Oration: Are humans smart enough to avoid making themselves extinct?
Thursday 31 October, 12.30pm to 1.30pm, Flinders University 

The 11th Southgate Oration will be presented by Adjunct Professor Peter Sainsbury. Peter has had a career-long interest in social policy, particularly related to health equity and the social determinants of health, broadening in the last two decades to include healthy built environments and environmental sustainability.


Save the Date: Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast
Friday 22 November, Adelaide Convention Centre

Sport is a critical channel for embedding respectful relationships, gender inclusion and the prevention of violence against women.  Millions of Australians play or are involved in sport at some time in their lives and, as a result, sport can be a powerful and influential vehicle for growing safer and more respectful communities.

The Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast will this year bring together a diverse and interactive panel from across AFL, AFLW, NRL and Soccer to promote the positive role men can play in fostering respect and gender equality across our sporting cultures.


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