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Deep Listening with Rhoda Roberts AO

Hosted by Parrtjima’s First Nation’s Advisor, Rhoda Roberts AO, the Deep Listening Talks programme will offer an opportunity to hear from Aboriginal leaders and innovators as they speak about topics that will inspire and challenge.

Hosted at Todd Mall, all talks are free to watch, but seats are limited. To save your seat please register.

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Friday 11 September7.30pm – 8.35pm

Sydney 2000 and Beyond – Increasing the Visibility:  Tracey Holmes

Speaker:  Tracey Holmes, Journalist, Author, Educator

Tracey Holmes is recognized internationally as a broadcast journalist and anchor of news/current affairs and sports programs.  Twenty years after the 2000 Olympics and the Opening ceremony that saw a shift in the representation of Aboriginals, this conversation reveals some of the personal highlights and the groundswell of interest in first nations.

Saturday 12 September7:30pm – 8:15pm

Race, Identity & Belonging:  Stan Grant

Speaker:  Stan Grant, Journalist, Author, Educator

Walkley Award-winning Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri man.  A journalist since 1987 he has worked for numerous news agencies in Australia, Asia and the Middle East.  Rhoda Roberts, a Widjabul woman, joins Stan to discuss and unpack the personal and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging, and the current dialogue we are grappling with as a nation.

Thursday 17 September7:30pm – 8:15pm

Walking In My Grandmother’s Footsteps:  Amelia Kunoth-Monks

Speaker:  Amelia Kunoth-Monks, Grand-daughter of Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Activist

Born and raised in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), 27 year old Amelia is the eldest granddaughter to Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and she is Alyawerr, Eastern Arrernte and an Mparntwearinya.  This conversation looks at the role of the matriarch and the next generation’s hopes for a future, that includes treaty, the continuance of lore and culture and the advantages of modern technology.

Friday 18 September7:30pm – 8:15pm

In My Blood It Runs: Felicity Hayes and Carol Turner

Speakers: Felicity Hayes, Executive Producer, teacher at Children’s Ground & Senior Traditional Owner of Mparntwe (Alice Springs); and Carol Turner, Star & Collaborating Director

The voice of local educators – join Felicity Hayes and Carol Turner as they discuss feature documentary In My Blood It Runs, a film that highlights poverty and inequity in one of Australia’s most disadvantaged communities.

Saturday 19 September7:15pm – 8:15pm

Sport: The Level Playing Field

Speakers: Greg McAdam, Artist & AFL Legend

Local Greg McAdam speaks openly about his own experience with professional football, the importance of art as a voice and AFL’s effect on Australia as a sporting nation, including the aspects of a sportsman’s life we often don’t want to talk about.

Sunday 20 September7:30pm – 8:15pm

Highlighting Parrtjima:  Paul Ah Chee Ngala

Speaker:  Paul Ah Chee, Musician and Arts Administrator

Paul Ah Chee and Rhoda talk about what is in store for Parrtjima 2021. A bold and resilient discussion on the ever-increasing understanding that Aboriginal cultural and creative expressions provide a real value to the local and national cultural thread, through the voice of the next generations.

  • Bruce Pascoe, Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia. 7/4/2019. Images courtesy Parrtjima / NTMEC

  • Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia. 7/4/2019. Images courtesy Parrtjima / NTMEC

  • Visitors during a function held at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

  • Bruce Pascoe, Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia. 7/4/2019. Images courtesy Parrtjima / NTMEC