Our friends from Sowing Sistas/Moreland Reconciliation Network are hosting a series of monthly workshops reflecting on what anti-racism action looks like when centring Aboriginal and Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islander) voices. There can be no climate justice without First Nations justice, so this is a great learning opportunity to inform our climate action and how we show up to this work.
You can find out more about the series, and stay updated about the series and connect, by joining the Moreland Reconciliation Network Facebook page. Also, see 2022 Workshop Series Flyer by clicking here. This series is supported by Newlands & East Coburg Community Hubs Inc (NECCHi) and Moreland Council.
Upcoming sessions are listed below….check back soon for future registration links.
Workshop #2: Speak to Self, Speak to Others: Understanding Cultural and Racial Identity to Inform Anti-Racism Action
- Date & Time: 7th May, 10:00 – 12:00
- Theme: Uncovering Colonial Concepts of Aboriginal and Zenadth Kes Islander People
- Location: Online with interactive large and small group discussion following the guest speaker
- Register here and pay by donation – if you can, and as you feel. All funds raised go to @Aboriginal Community Elders Service Inc.
An opportunity to listen deeply, unlearn and relearn what anti-racism action looks like centring Aboriginal and Zenadth Kes [Torres Strait Islander] voices. Developing a shared understanding of how the racism of colonisation shapes mainstream Australian culture
Guest Speaker: Priscilla Reid-Loynes, Gamilaroi/Yularoi – Indigenous Education Consultant from Walgett, north-west NSW. Currently residing on Cammeraygal Country, after living away on Wurundjeri, Noongar Boodjar, Boonwurrung and Ngunnawal Country for the last 17 years
Walgan (aunty) Priscilla is an early childhood and primary teacher working as an Indigenous Education Consultant. She provides consultancy, cultural workshops and Indigenous wellness sessions to early learning centres, primary schools, high schools and community organisations. Walgan Priscilla focusses on learning with Aboriginal worldviews, knowledge, pedagogy and curriculum within early childhood and primary education. She was and continues to be the lead education consultant of the Australian Council for Educational Research’s team in the development of 2017 children animation program aired on NITV, Little J and Big Cuz.
Please note there is some (brief) pre-workshop reading/viewing (article and/or short video clips) prior to the workshop.
We acknowledge these workshops 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, continuing their connection to Country, culture and knowledge systems.
April Workshop Theme: Situating the Self – making the invisible visible Identify and understand Anglo Celt/white racial and cultural identity, the impact of white power on the lived experiences on Aboriginal and Zenadth Kes People; and our role in maintaining and dismantling this power personally and systemically.