Tennant Creek Comes Together for Violence Free Community
The Tennant Creek community came together recently in a show of strength for a future free of violence. An estimated 300 people, led by the Tennant Creek Primary School, marched through the main street in a sea of orange on Friday 25 November 2019. Ms Susan Jones conducted a Welcome to Country and students and community leaders giving speeches pledging against violence. The event finished with a community barbecue for all those involved.
The NO MORE Violence March came about through a partnership between the Tennant Creek Primary School and NO MORE that will only continue to strengthen after the success of this event.
The students and teachers worked together to create a story about why violence in communities hurts kids. The book was printed by Papulu Apparr-kari Aboriginal Corporation and launched at the march. It is available for sale for $5 and can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO MORE would like to thank all those that made such a big effort to make the event such an enormous success including our own Elliot McAdam, Mal Fox and the CatholicCareNT Tennant Creek staff.
Other great supporters of the day include:
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
Barkly Australian Football League
Barkly Quality Butchers
Barkly Regional Council
Department of Social Services
Lavery Plumbing Pty Ltd
Leading Edge Computers
Northern Territory Government
Outback Caravan Park
Papulu Apparr-kari Aboriginal Corporation
Tennant & District Times
Tennant Creek Fuels
Tennant Creek High School
Tennant Creek Police
Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge