Rainbow flag raising, Rainbow Crossing plaque unveiling, film launch for Mardi Gras

Day, Date Month 2020

Council is recognising and celebrating Mardi Gras with a flag raising, plaque unveiling and film launch tomorrow, Wednesday 17 February.

A ‘Celebrating Mardi Gras Storytime’ is on Tuesday 2 March.

Media are invited to attend.

Lackey Street Plaza, Summer Hill, Wednesday 17 February 2021, 6.30pm-7.30pm:

• Raising the Pride Flag

The official Rainbow flag raising ceremony to mark the start of Mardi Gras celebrations.

• Get to Know Your Neighbour film launch

Launch of 15 minute film Get to Know Your Neighbour featuring the members of the Inner West LGBTIQ community, focusing on friendships people form despite sexuality, age, race and gender.

• Summer Hill Rainbow Crossing plaque unveiling

Originally chalked in protest against the removal of the rainbow crossing on Oxford Street, the Summer Hill Rainbow Crossing was installed in November 2013 and symbolises love, equality and inclusion.

A plaque will be unveiled to commemorate the world's first permanent DIY chalk rainbow crossing.

The Summer Hill Rainbow Crossing is on Wangal lands.

Light refreshments will be provided. Due to COVID health regulations, all guests must register and provide contact details. A maximum of 50 guests will be permitted to attend this event.

Register to attend.

• Celebrating Mardi Gras Story time with The Fabulous Wonder Mama the superhero glambassador

Family Day Care play session in Leichhardt, Tuesday 2 March. Not open to the general public – RSVP essential to the Communications team.

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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