27th September Listening and Sharing session

27th September Listening and Sharing session

5th September, 2023

“Culture is inclusion”

September 27th 4.30pm Australian EST

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Speaker: Dr Scott Avery Associate Professor, First Nations Disability and Inclusion, Western Sydney University

Dr Avery is a profoundly deaf and Aboriginal scholar from the Worimi people. Dr Avery has a long-standing partnership with the First People’s Disability Network and advises on the intersection of Indigenous and disability issues in policy, including Closing the Gap and the Australian Disability Strategy. He is personally motivated by social equity through policies and services which make a difference for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities.

Dr Avery will discuss his publication ‘Culture is Inclusion’ . It is a remarkable and compelling story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability presented in a unique way that combines traditional research methods and the concept of ‘yarning’. Dr Avery’s research calls out “intersectional inequality”- interacting, multifaceted exposures to discrimination experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability.  Despite overwhelming disadvantage, these proud and resilient people continue to defy their experience by embracing their traditional culture of an inclusive society.

This Listening and Sharing session is not one to be missed! It will be facilitated by Dr Sarah McIntyre and Emma Stanton on behalf of  the Advocacy and Awards Committee