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Living Library

When:

Mon 13 Jul 2015, 6:30pm–8:00pm

Where: Waverly Library, 32-48 Denison Street Bondi Junction, Bondi Junction, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: randwick

This June, Amnesty International Randwick and Eastern Suburbs is proud to present our second series of Living Library: An Evening of Conversation with Anita Heiss. This session will be a platform where guest speaker Anita speak about her memoir Am I Black Enough For You?, her role as an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador, and her engagement at NAIDOC Week (5-12 July).

About the speaker
Born in 1968 to an Austria father and mother from the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, Anita Heiss grew up in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney during her childhood years. Anita is a prolific poet and author of Indigenous literature, notable for earlier publications such as the historical novel Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 and so forth. In 2008, her co-authored publication The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature won the 2008 Deadly Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature. In addition, her memoir Am I Black Enough for You? was awarded the VIC Premier's Litaray Award for Indigenous Writing in 2012. Anita is also an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and is passionate about raising awareness about the lives and literacy issues faced by Indigenous communities in Australia. She often speaks and lectures at international arenas and runs creative writing workshops happening in July in Sydney (at the Festival of Dreams), and in United States and Hawaii later this year.

About Living Library
Launched by Amnesty Local Action Groups of the Eastern Suburbs and Randwick, Living Library is a series of events aimed at creating a platform for the local community to get to hear and participate in dialogue, for the opportunity to exchange ideas on topics and issues about human rights with like-minded and passionate human rights defenders.

Join Us on Monday 13th, 6pm for a 6:30 sharp start at Waverley Library. This is a **free** event, however, we do accept and appreciate donations of any amount via eventbrite or on the night.

Kindly RSVP at http://amnestylivinglibrary-anitaheiss.eventbrite.com.au and we look forward to seeing you!

Please direct any enquires to 'randwick.amnesty@gmail.com'.