Acts of Reckoning at Northern Territory Writers Festival
Featuring: Teela Reid, Thomas Mayo and Jasmin McGaughey
Four years on from the Uluru Statement from the Heart, important questions remain. How can we begin to imagine a better future without full recognition of the past? And how can this reckoning take place in an era of quick assumptions and divides, alternative facts and cancellations? Join three thought-provoking contributors to Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning for a timely and wide-ranging discussion of the multifaceted issues at play in Australia’s journey towards reconciliation.
About the panellists
Teela Reid is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, a senior solicitor at Chalk & Behrendt and the inaugural First Nations Lawyer in Residence at the University of Sydney Law School. She is the co-founder of @blackfulla_bookclub, a platform that honours First Nations ancestors as the original storytellers.
Thomas Mayo is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia Country in Darwin. He is the author of Finding the Heart of the Nation and Finding Our Heart as well as Freedom Day: Vincent Lingiari and the Story of the Wave Hill Walk-Off (with Rosie Smiler) and editor of the collection Dear Son: Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons, all published by Hardie Grant.
Jasmin McGaughey is a Torres Strait Islander and African American writer and editor. In 2019 she was a black&write! editorial intern and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter recipient. She has written for Overland, Kill Your Darlings and SBS Voices.