The third Humans in Geelong Expo is set to hit Deakin Waterfront on Sunday, October 6, from 10am – 3pm.
Hosted by the Humans in Geelong – a team of volunteers telling the positive stories of our region – this is a free community event showcasing Geelong’s amazing locals. The event aims to inspire, connect and strengthen the Geelong community. Visitors can expect guest speakers, exhibitors, live music and plenty of fun for the kids.
From Bollywood and Salsa dancing to Medimime, from Piano Bar to medieval crusaders, the Humans in Geelong Expo will be a colourful pantheon of the city’s human resources, assets, changemakers and talents, surrounding guests by all things that are inspiring, connecting and strengthening for our community.
Within the expo, you’ll find 45 exhibitors, 12 thought-provoking speakers, and another 12 uplifting culturally diverse performances. A memorable moment will be when Chris Lytas of The Man Walk Geelong takes to the microphone, leading a discussion about making people comfortable with speaking about the uncomfortable, and why storytelling is key to normalising the conversation around mental health. You’ll also hear from Cathy Roth of Professionals with Alzheimer’s.
Performances will cover all sorts of music, song, and dance, including Lithuanian, Bollywood, Wild Moves International Drumming, Indonesian, With One Voice Choir, GSODA, Rachel Brennan, and Macedonian. You name it, they’ve got it.
On top of that, the Humans in Geelong Expo will have free face-painting, henna, apples, the Geelong Crusaders, the CRAG tent – that’s the Combined Refugee Action Group conversation tent – the Orange Sky Laundry van and the St Leonards Men’s Shed making free bird-boxes with kids.
“This is going to be another absolutely fabulous event celebrating Geelong’s amazing wealth of human beings,” says Expo organiser Jacqui Bennett. “The chief idea is to inspire, connect, strengthen the community. I’m especially excited that we’ll have some special speakers to help do that.”
Oh and best of all, it’s free!
It all goes down at Deakin University Waterfront Campus on Sunday, October 6 from 10am. You can view the program at www.humansingeelong.com