Straddie Yarnin’ about sports, politics and performing arts

Council will host its second day of ‘Let’s Listen, Let’s Yarn’ Speakers Forums on Saturday 12 September to celebrate the Quandamooka Festival.

The forums, to be held from 11am at the Learning Centre on the corner of Welsby Street and Mitchell Crescent, will focus on Aboriginal sports, politics and performing arts.

Day Two follows the huge success of the first speakers forums in August and has impressive line-up of guest speakers:

11am Forum Sport:  The great Australian equaliser? A discussion with Che Cockatoo-Collins, Kelly McKellar-Nathan, Dorinda Stone, Aunty Lyn Shipway and Marcia Laurie about the role sport plays in reconciliation.

1pm Forum United and divided: the challenges of Aboriginal business in politics An overview of significant historic political milestones, current Aboriginal issues and where our nation is heading with reconciliation and recognition with Nance Haxton, Uncle Bob Anderson, Aunty Evelyn Parkin Minister for Public Works and Housing and Minister for Science and Innovation  Leeanne Enoch and Mayor Karen Williams.

3pm Forum “So, what’s this then….uuhh?” A discussion with Aunty Donna Ruska, Tammy Pope, Mark Sheppard, Kaleenah Edwards and Lafe Charlton about tackling big issues through performing arts and the role theatre plays in breaking down barriers.

General community admittance is on a first come, first seated basis with the room to close if it reaches capacity.

Please note that these panels are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, including cultural observances.  You can view tweets and photos of these events at #StraddieYarnin

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