Anita Heiss - Our Race for Reconciliation
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
This event commences at 6:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
"There’s Elders in the front, and when they start to walk off we are walking behind them. I don’t know how many people there are but I’ve never seen so many in my entire life. When we walk under the big sign that says ‘Walk for Reconciliation’ I get a shiver up my spine and tingly all over."
Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. It a year of surprises, Mel finds out that Cathy Freeman is coming to talk to her school. And her family are heading to Sydney! It becomes an unforgettable journey to Corroboree 2000, bringing together all Australians as they march and sing and celebrate Australia’s Indigenous heritage and also acknowledging past wrongs.
Dr Anita Heiss is an award winning author of both fiction and non-fiction. She is an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. Anita is a role model for the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy and an Advocate for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. She is an Adjunct Professor with Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS, and a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards and the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards. She lives in Brisbane where she is also manager of the Epic Good Foundation.