The Swich Speaks Out: 2024 Program

Wednesday 1 May 2023

Venue: Ipswich City Council Administration Building – Level 1, 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich

Download printable program (JPG 829kb)

Time Workshops and speakers
Morning session

9:00am – 10:15am

Welcome to Country

Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers

Opening statement on behalf of Ipswich Integrated Service System Working Group
Welcome to Event
Launch of the Ipswich Domestic and Family Violence Strategy and Action Plan 2024-25
Keynote Speaker

Jacque Lachmund – Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council

Morning tea
10:15am – 10:30am

Middle session

10:30am – 1:30pm

Keynote Speaker

Karen Bentley – WESNET
Technology Facilitated Abuse

Local spotlights

Join us to hear from local services

Lunch and market stalls
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Afternoon session

1:30pm – 4:00pm

Activation with Aunty Susie
Keynote Speaker

Emma Iwinska – Women’s Health Equality Queensland
Primary Prevention and Community Action

Innovation Space – Priority area world café

  1. Integration through partnerships and collaboration
  2. Accountability and support for people using violence
  3. Widening doors and elevating voices
  4. Walking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders
  5. Workforce support and development
  6. Healing and recovery support
  7. DFV is everybody’s business: Community education and resources
Mayor’s address
Summit closing

2024 Remembrance Ceremony and Walk Against Domestic Violence
4:30pm – 7:00pm

Ceremony and walk

4:30pm – 7:00pm

Meet at d’Arcy Doyle Place, Brisbane St, Ipswich
Painting and badge-making from 4:30pm
Peaceful walk commencing 5:30pm
Vigil commencing at 6:00pm with words of hope and community activity
Lion’s Club sausage sizzle
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