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Talking Deadly: From Cuba to Closing the Gap


Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 6pm to 7pm


  • General Admission: FREE
  • State Library Friends Members: FREE

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Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor

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Talking Deadly with Jack Beetson: From Cuba to Closing the Gap

Join Professor Jack Beetson for Talking Deadly: Indigenous Voices at the Library as he discusses how the Literacy for Life Foundation’s innovative adult literacy campaign is defying the odds in Aboriginal communities and delivering real change.

Professor Beetson (Executive Director, Literacy for Life Foundation) is a Ngemba man with extensive experience in adult education and training, sustainable community development and Indigenous and human rights education. He is an adjunct Professor at the University of New England and one of only 12 people worldwide to have received a United Nations Unsung Hero Award. Professor Beetson is Chair of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council Economic Development Advisory Committee, a Board member of Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) and regularly undertakes advisory work for government. In the past he has served as the Australian Chair of the Pacific Association of Non-Government Organisations.



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