WELA Webinar: Building Sisterhood and Solidarity for a First Nations Voice to Parliament
Join WELA on 5 September from 1-2pm AEST for a conversation about the Uluru Statement and the upcoming referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Constitution and establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
About the event:
We’ll hear from First Nations environmental leaders Josie Alec & Bianca McNeair about what the Voice is and the importance of grasping this opportunity with both hands and open hearts as one step in much bigger changes needed.
“We’re talking about getting our voice into a parliament that has historically ignored us…we understand our own People, look after our communities and the environment and climate. This was needed a long time ago” – Bianca McNeair, Malgana woman & Steering Committee member of the 4th Biennial National First Peoples Gathering on Climate Change. Bianca also works with Marine Scientists to bring them together with Traditional Owners to address climate issues.
This event is all about providing a safe & supportive environment to listen, learn and connect. We’ll be asking what each and everyone of us can do to show sisterhood and solidarity with women and gender diverse people working on the “Yes” campaign and for the much bigger agenda of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
“As law women, women’s business is everything…that’s where we become changemakers” – Josie Alec, Kuruma Marthudunera Woman & First Nations Lead at the Australian Conservation Foundation.
This event is virtual – you will receive a Zoom link when you RSVP.