The Miami Movement for Compassionate showcases the Cities Gala Film Night on Wednesday 16 August at the Miami Great Hall, with events starting from 5.15pm.

The Compassionate Cities Project started with a student forum at Griffith University held earlier this year.  Student representatives for all the Secondary Schools met with Griffith University representatives to talk about the Charter for Compassion

Our representatives were Year 11 students Kobi Rankin, Ryah Charteris and Brendan Organ.  The Charter for Compassion is a document written to all countries to get them to commit to being a more compassionate place.  Griffith University along with the Gold Coast City Council decided to hold a student forum to come up with ideas to make the Gold Coast a more compassionate city, especially with the up and coming 2018 Commonwealth Games.  Ideas from the students were given to Mayor Tom Tate for consideration by the Council.  Students had to come up with a school project based on the theme of compassion.

Miami students decided to run a Short Film Competition open to all schools on the coast. Submissions have now closed and all entries will be screening at our Gala Night on 16 August.  Everyone welcome to attend.

Attached to this film night is our Wellbeing Expo which will be in the courtyard at the Great Hall.  The Expo starts at 5.15pm, followed by the film screening and entertainment at 6.00pm. Entry is a gold coin donation.  Light snacks and beverages will be on sale by the Interact Club.  Come and support a worthy cause.

Should any organisations be willing to donate prizes for the event, please contact Regan Verwey on (07) 5554-0333.