Our Vote counts: Stories of Aboriginal Women's Voting Experience
Women's Health Goulburn North East collaborated with members from Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation and the North-East Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group to write one of the 50 successful submissions: "Our Vote Counts: Stories of Aboriginal Women's Voting Experience".
This project has brought young Aboriginal women together with older Aboriginal women to hear how they felt about voting for the first time in the 1960s. This important history has now been captured on DVD for the Century of Women's Suffrage year.
"Our Vote Counts" highlights an aspect of women's suffrage not generally considered in our celebrations. It explicitly includes the perspective of Aboriginal women in the celebration of Women's suffrage and most importantly, it captures an oral history that will soon be lost to us.
The Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation provides this screening and discussion, afterwards, in celebration and observance of NAIDOC Week 2015.
2015 NAIDOC Week
The 2015 National NAIDOC Week theme is We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.
This year the theme highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea. The theme is an opportunity to pay respects to country; honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and to share the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places with the nation.
The National NAIDOC Committee encourages all Australians - young and old - to embrace the 2015 National NAIDOC theme and to celebrate local and national sacred places, taking the time to learn of their traditional names, history and stories.
To learn more about National NAIDOC Week, go here.
Event: Documentary: Our Vote Counts
When: Friday 10 July at 6:30PM
Where: Shepparton Library, 41 - 43 Marungi St, Shepparton
More information: Tim Hose, 5832 1625
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