As part of Forever Wild’s ongoing push to connect the Earth’s natural landscapes and our societies, we worked with local partners to host an event against domestic violence on Tuesday 20th of November 2018. With Mareeba Community Housing Company and Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Health Center the day brought together over 30 men from the community around the Tropical Wetlands, with the purpose of directly talking about the need to protect the women in our lives from violence – be they wives, sisters, mothers, aunts or simply friends.
The day was geared towards direct talk as well as healing, connecting with oneself, others and the land. Sitting under the trees talking about our society, in a woodland that has stood for thousands of years, was a powerful experience. The men also fished, caught crayfish, cooked in a ‘cuppa-Murray’ (a fire pit with river stones, covered in earth) and those that wanted it took time to themselves. Renowned musician David Hudson provided stories, context and incredible music.