From the Heart - An evening with Thomas Mayo

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From the Heart - An evening with Thomas Mayo

Join us during National Reconciliation Week 2023 for a keynote address from prominent Voice to Parliament advocate Thomas Mayo.

By Surf Coast Shire Council

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Date and time

Monday, May 29 · 6 - 7:30pm AEST


Surf Coast Shire Council 1 Merrijig Drive Torquay, VIC 3228 Australia

About this event

Surf Coast Shire Council is delighted to host author and advocate Thomas Mayo as a special guest speaker to mark National Reconciliation Week 2023.

Thomas Mayo is a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal, Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man.

His books include Finding the Heart of the Nation - The Journey of the Uluru Statement Towards Voice, Treaty and Truth, Dear Son - Letters and reflections from First Nations fathers and sons, Freedom Day, and Finding Our Heart - A story about the Uluru Statement for Young Australians. Thomas' most recent book is The Voice to Parliament Handbook, co-authored with journalist Kerry O’Brien.

For the past two years, Thomas has travelled the length and breadth of the nation, speaking to small communities and big city gatherings, playing a key role in building the people’s movement for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice.

This keynote address will be followed by an audience Q&A. Book sales and signing will also be available at the event.

The evening will commence with a Welcome to Country Ceremony from Wadawurrung Traditional Owners.

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