Dirty Laundry Day and Summerland Credit Union
In September 2019 Summerland Credit Union joined Social Futures in becoming a White Ribbon accredited workplace recognised for leading social change to prevent and respond to violence in our communities.
At Summerland we uphold good governance and role model the standards of decency, respect, and accountability. As a financial institution, we provide ethical banking and take steps to prevent the financial abuse of vulnerable customers, including elder abuse, domestic violence and disability bias. We promote equality across the board, regardless of gender or any other attribute - when people are represented equally, respect follows. We welcome and celebrate diversity - our communities are richer when people are valued and free to be themselves.
Summerland are proud to be supporting Social Futures’ Dirty Laundry Day Project. Visit one of the Summerland Credit Union branches to see the powerful displays of t-shirts with messages by people in our own communities who want their voice heard.
Participating Branches include:
- Evans Head
Dirty Laundry Day in Coffs Harbour
The Dirty Laundry Day Project will also be rolled out in Coffs Harbour in partnership with Warrina Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Services. The launch will be held in the Coffs Harbour CBD on the 22/11/2019 with Dr Angela Jay, an inspirational survivor / advocate as guest speaker.
"In 2016, my ex-boyfriend broke into my home, stabbed me 11 times and doused me in petrol. Three years have passed since I narrowly escaped death--that's 3 extra years of life I was lucky enough to live. Every extra day is a gift--every hug, every smile, every moment.
In Australia, one woman is murdered by her intimate partner EVERY WEEK. We all know the horrible statistics, but let's look beyond the numbers. What could all of those women achieved with 3 extra years of life? Who would they hug? How many times would they smile? What memories would they have made? Ending domestic violence is about giving LIFE to those we love.
Will you stand with me to end DV? Will you be the voice of change?”- Dr Angela Jay
A number of workshops will be held with women who have experienced violence, including Aboriginal community members, young people, people experiencing ongoing homelessness (sleeping rough) with a history of trauma and representatives from the CALD community. These workshops will run over the 16 Days of Activism and the T-shirts will be displayed in the CBD of Coffs Harbour.
The C.EX (Coffs Ex Services Club) has kindly provided support through the free lease of a shop they own in the CBD for the duration of the event. They will also support us through the display of messages against violence against over the 16 Days of Activism.
With thanks to Warrina Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Services; The C.EX (Coffs Ex Services Club); and Mid Coast Communities.
Dirty Laundry Day in Kyogle
The Kyogle Domestic Violence Committee, in partnership with Ritchies IGA Kyogle will have a Dirty Laundry Day Project display in the main street of Kyogle.
You can view the display from Friday 8 November 2019 in the old Richies IGA site, 115 Summerland Way Kyogle.
Click below to view our film clip!
Dirty Laundry Day in Forbes
Dirty Laundry Day will be rolled out in Forbes at the Forbes White Ribbon Day Event on 25 November 2019. There will be stalls with activities at Lions Park in Forbes and a march will take place through the town beginning at Cross Street. Please gather at 210am to march from 10:30am toward Lions Park.
Social Futures Local Area Coordinator, Belinda, will be on hand at Lions Park with a Dirty Laundry Day Project where you can paint and display messages onto t-shirts.
With thanks to The Forbes Domestic and Family Violence Committee.