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    The Westsider: July, 2023

    The Westsider is a not-for-profit, monthly community newspaper, written by volunteers and delivered to hundreds of pick-up points across the inner west each month.

    YOUR COUNCIL MEETING IS PAUSED!

    You, Dear Reader, will know because your correspondent was there on your behalf.  Read on!

    SHOCK DIAGNOSIS NO WALK IN THE PARK, BUT BIKE RIDING IS A SAVIOUR

    When his new neurologist suggested Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), hope returned.

    POOF BAR – A SUPPORTIVE SAFE SPACE NOW NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

    Depending on when you go there is music, dancing, live performance, drag shows. It’s a hive of community fun and action.

    THE POWER OF VOLUNTEERS IN CREATING A BETTER WORLD

    Volunteers are social activists in action, making direct and practical contributions to the local community.  They are at the heart of the work we do at YCC.

    MAKING THRIVING PLACES TODAY NEEDS AN HONEST CRITIQUE OF PAST COLONIAL WAYS

    Wonder, curiosity and pause are critical human expressions of connection and attachment; a wanting to belong and contribute. They’re also the essence of regenerative development. 

    A RARE CHANCE TO VIEW WILLIAMSTOWN’S SPOOKY PAST, AND MORE!

    Open House Melbourne is once again opening the doors to buildings across the city and they’ve included a few gems of the west.

    A HISTORY OF INDIGENOUS ACTIVISM IN THE WESTERN SUBURBS

    This year we revisit the same question of an Indigenous Voice. Ancient history, salty side of the Yarra.

    FACES OF FOOTSCRAY

    Uncle is a Taungurung man and Aboriginal cultural leader and storyteller.

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