We would like to Acknowledge that the land we will be walking on is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

CroakeyGO Adelaide

An act of walking journalism with the Croakey Connective, including Melissa Sweet, Ruth Armstrong and Lesley Russell. A walk mapped by Tirritpa Ritchie, a Kaurna man who guides "A Walking Classroom Through Kaurna Country".

Join us to walk and talk about issues of public health.

What is CroakeyGO?

CroakeyGO is an act of Walking Journalism.

Walking is so much more than ambulation and something we do for physical activity. It can be art, a communal, social and spiritual experience, and a profound form of protest and consciousness-raising. Croakey are also interested in exploring walking as a form of journalism.

The collective connective capacity at Croakey create a platform for which health concerns and issues of interest to local communities, readers and contributors can be amplified.

CroakeyGO Adelaide is organised by Croakey in conjunction with the Public Health Association Australia SA Branch. The PHAA is the principal non-government organisation for public health in Australia and works to promote the health and well-being of all Australians. The Association seeks better population health outcomes based on prevention, the social determinants of health and equity principles.

What will we do at the CroakeyGO walk?

We will walk the beautiful city of Adelaide while we talk about public health. Following on from the 2017 South Australian Population Health Conference, we will discuss the overarching themes that emerge over the course of the conference. Researchers and practitioners will have the chance to discuss their work via live Periscope and Facebook Live interviews. But this walk isn’t just for researchers and practitioners. We welcome anyone who is passionate about population and community health; this includes community members who wish to talk about health within their own community.

Specific details of the event

The organisers of this event, Croakey and the Public Health Association Australia South Australian Branch, are currently working out a beautiful itinerary for the walk.

The walk will be held on Sunday 22nd October 2017. We will convene at 9.30am and the walk will take approximately 3 hours; inclusive of breaks for discussion, interviews and to explore the scenery. For those of you who wish to, we will debrief with lunch from 12.30pm. There is no cost involved in participating with the walk; however lunch will be at the participants own cost.

If you would like your very own CroakeyGO shirt to wear on the day, be sure to order in time prior to the event. There are plenty of designs to choose from here!

Please register your interest in the event for further details here.