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MWF Opening Event: Finding the Heart of the Nation

Profile of Melbourne Writers Festival & Australian Communities Foundation
Hosted by Melbourne Writers Festival & Australian Communities Foundation
07 August 2020

The Uluru Statement, created in 2017, is a rallying cry to enshrine First Nations’ voices in the Australian Constitution.

Torres Strait Islander writer Thomas Mayor spent 18 months travelling across the country to garner support for the Statement – now, with Finding the Heart of the Nation, Mayor brings that journey to all Australians.

Mayor is joined by academic Megan Davis and lawyer Teela Reid to discuss what Black Lives Matter should mean in a land wrought by colonisation and in which First Nations’ sovereignty was never ceded, and the vital importance of the Uluru Statement in the fight for Indigenous rights.

Supported by Australian Communities Foundation.


Friday 7 August
7:00 – 8:00pm AEST


This event will be hosted online. To register, follow the ‘join the event’ link below and enter your details.

Please note that this session may be recorded. If you do not wish to appear on video, please ensure your video is disabled for the duration of the session.

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