UWS embraces reconciliation with the 2009 Yarramundi Lecture

Date: 28/05/2009

Each year, National Reconciliation Week celebrates the rich culture and history of Indigenous Australians.

In commemoration of this important event, the University of Western Sydney will be holding the UWS Yarramundi Lecture on Friday 5 June 2009, at the UWS Campbelltown campus.

Since the inaugural Yarramundi Lecture in 1997, the public event has been considered as an important and unique opportunity for the University community to embrace Indigenous education and support reconciliation.

Each year a prominent Indigenous Australian is invited to present the lecture. At the 2009 event, Michele Hall, Director of Aboriginal Education with the NSW Department of Education and Training, will feature as the guest speaker.

Michele Hall is a Gammallraay woman whose Cultural connections are linked to South Western Queensland and the North Western region of NSW.

For the past 27 years, Ms Hall has worked in a range of educational instruction, advisory, managerial and leadership positions within the sphere of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.

At the UWS Yarramundi Lecture, Ms Hall will share her insights into pathways to higher education for Indigenous students.

WHAT: UWS Yarramundi Lecture
WHEN: 12.30pm to 2.00pm, Friday 5 June 2009
WHERE: Lecture Theatre 206, School of Medicine Building (Building 30), UWS Campbelltown campus, Narellan Road, Campbelltown.

A light luncheon will be served from 12.30pm and the lecture will be held from 1.00pm to approximately 2.00pm.

Seating will be limited so please visit www.uws.edu.au/yarramundi2009 to register your attendance before Monday 1 June 2009.

For directions to the venue please visit www.uws.edu.au/interactivemaps.

If you have any further enquiries please contact our Public Relations and Events Unit on 9678 7883 or extension 7883.



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