closethegap2014Micah Projects is teaming up with Oxfam, ANTaR and West End Community House to conduct a special Close the Gap Day event in the small park in Boundary Street, West End, as Australians speak up for Indigenous health equality, on Thursday 19 March.

The local event will include healthy food choices , local musicians and guest speakers including Natalie Pakoa from the Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local, Sam Watson and Aunty Dawn Daylight.

The focus this year is getting as many signatures as possible onto Petitions, to let the Commonwealth Government know in no uncertain terms that the Australian people support the aims of the Close The Gap initiative.

National Close the Gap Day is a way for all Australians to join together and remind our political leaders of their commitments to close the life expectancy gap by 2030.

More than 150,000 people took part in 1298 separate National Close the Gap Day events across the country last year, and this year is expected to be even bigger.

Oxfam is part of the Close the Gap campaign, Australia’s biggest public movement for health equality.   It is a coalition of Australia’s leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous health and human rights organisations.

National Close the Gap day launched in 2007. Go to oxfam.org.au/closethegapday for more information other events in your neighbourhood.