2019 Yarramundi Lecture to give voice to a shared future

Western Sydney University is pleased to host the 2019 Yarramundi Lecture — a forum for the discussion of issues of local and national importance exploring this year’s NAIDOC theme, Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Strategy and Consultation Professor Michelle Trudgett invites students, staff and the wider community to come together to contribute to discussions on enhancing the role of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in decision-making.

“This year’s Yarramundi Lecture will be led by prominent Indigenous elders and leaders who are working tirelessly to advocate for their communities,” said Professor Trudgett.

“The Lecture is a platform for the community to unite and to talk about a shared future. We all have a role to play in ensuring Indigenous voices are heard.”

Now in its 22nd year, the Yarramundi Lecture series was established out of respect and recognition of the Darug people and has become central to the University's longstanding commitment to its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Keynote speakers who will lead discussions for the evening include:

  • Professor Tom Calma AO
    Professor Calma is an Aboriginal Elder of the Kungarakan tribal group and member of the Iwaidja tribal group. He is a champion for the rights, responsibilities and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and is the Chancellor of the University of Canberra.
  • Aunty Jenny Munro Wiradjuri Elder
    Aunty Munro is an activist for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the founder of the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy.
  • Teela Reid
    Ms Reid is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, activist and criminal defence lawyer currently based in Sydney on the lands and waters of the Gadigal and Bedegal peoples.

Monday, 2 December 2019.

6.30pm reception followed by the Lecture from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Ian and Nancy Turbott Auditorium (Building EE) Parramatta South campus, Western Sydney University, Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere.

Please register your attendance by Friday, 29 November 2019 here (opens in a new window).


26 November 2019

Ali Sardyga, Media Officer