History Week 2023 – Voices From the Past

An Invitation : listen to First Nations Women’s Voices

From Two Sisters, traversing vast desert country, their lives disrupted by the relentlessness of colonial incursions, to Talkin’ up the white woman: Indigenous women and feminism, disrupting the “white subject position” at the heart of feminism, First Nations Women’s voices continue to sustain and maintain cultural integrity grounded in the deep spiritual, intellectual and philosophical knowledge of and connection to Country.

We are delving into our collection to reveal and share the voices of First Nations Women across time and Country. We invite you to our Story Cafes, where we will read to you from an eclectic selection of voices from the past continuing into the present.

Tea, Coffee and light refreshments provided.

Story Cafe 1: Monday 4 September 2023, 1.30-3 pm

Story Cafe 2: Thursday 7 September 2023, 1.30-3 pm

Entry is free. Bookings essential as places are limited.

Location: Jessie Street National Women’s Library 523-525 Harris Street Ultimo

Image: “Women’s Dreaming Continues” Karen Vance, Garage Graphix, 1988; JSNWL Poster Collection