Light it Red for Dyslexia is a Volunteer initiative to light significant monuments and landmarks across Australia in red for Dyslexi...

Light it Red for Dyslexia 2016

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Light it Red for Dyslexia is a Volunteer initiative to light significant monuments and landmarks across Australia in red for Dyslexia Awareness. After an amazing inaugural Australian “Light it Red for Dyslexia” 2015, the combined state and national dyslexia support groups are proud to be working on preparations for this year’s event on the 15th of October 2016. 

 The idea of lighting monuments red for dyslexia is a form of empowerment.  Many dyslexic learners have been crushed by the slice of a teacher’s red pen across work they have poured their hearts and souls into.  “Light it Red for Dyslexia” is an opportunity to take back the colour red and transform it from a colour of captivity to a symbol of power and awareness. 

If you would like to get involved you can download the letter template, that you can tweak to request support in your community for a building or monument to be lit red. Maybe you can ask your school to celebrate in Week 1 Term 4, which starts 17th October. There are Facebook cover and Facebook profile images, a DL flyer and poster too.

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2016 Participants

Australian Capital Territory 
Telstra Tower
National Carillon 
Royal Australian Mint
Old Parliament House 

 Western Australia
Perth Bell Tower
Trafalgar Bridge (East Perth)
Elizabeth Quay (Perth)
Brookfield Place (Perth)
Wellard Oval (Kwinana) 

 New South Wales
Sydney Town Hall
The Big Banana (Coffs Harbour)
The NSW State Library (Sydney)
Yamba Lighthouse
The trees along Monaro Street (Queanbeyan)
 Tacking Point Lighthouse (Port Macquarie)
Luminous at Darling Quarter, Darling Harbour (Sydney)
Newcastle Clock Tower
Wollongong Lighthouse

 Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Kingston Clock Face (Moorabbin)
Ballarat Town Hall clock face
Central Deborah Poppet Head (Bendigo)
Naunton Family Building at Girton Grammar (Bendigo)

Geelong Waterfront structures
1.The Antique Carousel 
2. The Cargo Boxes on Customs House Lawn 
3. The New Palm Trees - waterfront end of Bellerine St
4) Deakin University Waterfront 
High Street Water Tower (Wodonga)

Brisbane Story Bridge
SkyPoint Observation Deck - Q1 Building (Surfers Paradise)

Elizabeth Street Mall (Hobart)
Wrest Point (Hobart) 

 South Australia
Jetty Road (Glenelg)
King Street Bridge (Glenelg)
Tonsley Campus of Flinders University (Clovelly Park)
Adelaide Town Hall balcony
Gustav and his dog monument (Eudunda)
Gawler Town Hall & Institute Building (Gawler)
City of Playford signs/monuments along Main Nth Rd (Elizabeth)
Parliament House (Adelaide)
City of Salisbury various monuments and signs

Northern Territory
Darwin Convention Centre


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