Date: Saturday, 4 October 2014
Time: 2.00 pm to 3.00pm with FREE afternoon tea afterwards
Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor, Macquarie Wing, State Library of NSW
Map: Click here for directions to the venue. Go to the Library Cafe – Bookshop and follow the signs.
Cost: FREE! Click here to book
Join us for a panel discussion with Luke Pearson, Kelly Briggs and Mick O’Loughlin on Indigenous voices in our community and their identity online, where they’re telling Indigenous stories their way and using social media to help close the gap and counter racism online.
Kelly Briggs writes and tweets under the moniker of The Koori Woman is one of the leading drivers behind Aboriginal social media messaging. She has written for various publications including The Guardian, The Shake, The Castan Centre, Crikey and is a current columnist for the Croakey Health Blog. She was the recent winner of the Australian Writers Centre award for Best Commentary Blog 2014.
Mick O’Loughlin is a Gamilaraay Man from Moree, currently based in Newcastle. He has worked as a Traditional Aboriginal dancer, an Out of Home Care caseworker, An Indigenous Employment Consultant, an Aboriginal Education assistant and a Juvenile Justice Officer.
Luke Pearson is an outspoken Indigenous social commentator and the man behind, @IndigenousX, and is passionate about Indigenous education, literacy, numeracy, social media, identity, and excellence.