Speak to Self, Speak to Others: August Anti-Racism Workshop
Join a group of Moreland residents and/or workers who are prepared to listen deeply and engage in thoughtful conversations with an open heart to reflect on and understand their own cultural and racial identity as well as the dominant mainstream culture, in order to inspire and inform transformational personal and systemic anti-racism action.
This workshop is the fourth in a series of six workshops which have been developed and informed by local Aboriginal voice and share a range of Aboriginal and Zenadth Kes community voices while also creating a space for non-Aboriginal people to reflect on their identity, power differentials and approach to the work of reconciliation and anti-racism.
Please note there is some (brief) pre-workshop reading/viewing (article and/or short video clips) prior to each workshop.
Workshop Theme: Situating Aboriginal and Zenadth Kes communities around power and self-determination
Understand how Aboriginal and Zenadth Kes community's power and self-determination has been and is shaped by both the activism of Aboriginal and Zendath Kes Islander communities and the dominant white culture.
Guest Speaker - Laura Thompson, Gunditjmara woman and co-founder of Clothing the Gaps, Spark Health and The Koorie Circle.
The session will be held online and include interactive large and small group discussion following the guest speaker.
- Dr Sue Lopez Atkinson AM - Yorta Yorta woman, Early Childhood Education Activist
- Deb Chapman - Anglo Australian, community development worker in local and international sectors
- Aileen Traynor - Uruguayan-American, community worker and social justice activist backing First Nations led work
Sue, Deb and Aileen are a group of deep thinking and action oriented community volunteers bringing different cultural perspectives and committed to the practice of anti-racism in the Australian context, centring Aboriginal people and perspectives. They have been creating together since 2015 developing Moreland Reconciliation Network activities, exploring how the broader community can be engaged more deeply in the work of reconciliation and anti-racism, and how we all show up to this work.
Together they bring extensive experience in early childhood, reconciliation, anti-racism, local and international community development, with strong skills in group facilitation and curriculum development.
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We acknowledge this event will take place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people, who have never ceded sovereignty and whose Elders past and present have looked after these lands and waters for over 60,000 years.
This workshop series has been designed and developed by Sowing Sistas volunteers and is supported by Moreland City Council and Newlands and East Coburg Neighbourhood Houses (NECCHi).
Online event access details will be provided by the event organiser