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Sovereign Stories Book Club

Sat 16 Jul · 11am–12pm + 1 more events
Join Lauren Appo from Books and Yarns, for a yarn about First Nations literature and poetry. The group will be joined by guest author contributors from the Sovereign Stories showcase that is open throughout the day in kuril dhagun on level 1. Thursday 9 June 2022 - Rift Breakers with Tristan Savage Saturday, 18 June 2022 - Extra ordinary day at State Library featuring Vika Mana  Thursday, 30 June 2022 - Another Day in the Colony with Dr Chelsea Watego Tuesday, 5 July 2022 - Kids Gathering and Activity – Kicking Goals with Scotty Prince Saturday 16 July 2022 - Am I black enough for you?... Ten years on with Anita Heiss Saturday, 30 July 2022 - Kids Gathering and Activity with Sue McPherson
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Teacher and Teacher Librarians Symposium

Tue 26 Jul · 8am–5pm
First Nations perspectives in the classroom Tuesday 26 July 2022 There is an identified need for greater inclusion of First Nations histories and cultures in the national curriculum, which has amplified as schools and educators await the release of the revised Australian Curriculum 9.0. Ensuring First Nations perspectives are part of the curriculum is an important part of our growth as a nation.  State Library looks forward to providing an opportunity to lead schools and the discussion regarding inclusion of First Nations perspectives in the classroom. The 2022 Curriculum Connect Teacher and Teacher Librarians Symposium will bring together teachers, teacher-librarians, educational leaders, and truth tellers to collaborate, learn and connect.   Through keynote addresses, break-out presentations, and a panel Q&A discussion, the 2022 symposium aims to:  Strengthen and support First Nations learning strategies with examples of best practice models by providing teachers and teacher librarians with practical knowledge and inspiration.   Increase educators’ awareness of the importance, complexity and magnitude of First Nations voices to share and implement into schools, library spaces, and communities.  Discuss best practice for increasing awareness of First Nations perspectives and voices in classrooms and school libraries, and  Encourage participants to refine their teaching pedagogy, develop soft skills to support the inclusion of First Nations voices and history in schools, and explore ideas for prioritising, embedding and celebrating First Nations voices throughout educational and library settings.  Registration and program Registrations for in-person and online attendance are now open.  Visit our Event page for the full program and to purchase your tickets. Getting here All undercover Queensland Cultural Centre car parks are closed until further notice. There's still a number of ways to get to State Library including public transport, street parking, parking at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre via Stanley or Merivale street or South Bank Parklands underground parking via Tribune Street. We look forward to reconnecting with teachers, teacher librarians, educational leaders and industry partners, in person at the State Library of Queensland.  
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Game Changers: in conversation with Stephen Page

Thu 11 Aug · 6–7pm
Bangarra has gone from strength to strength, growing in size, artistic accolades and in the scope of its touring, educational and development programs — largely fuelled by Page's indefatigable leadership.  Dee Jefferson, ABC news Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame and State Library of Queensland is proud to present Stephen Page AO, Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre.  Born in Brisbane, Stephen is a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South East Queensland. Stephen will be in an exclusive conversation with long-time friend and Arts Producer Janelle Christofis, that is guaranteed to be challenging, inspirational and memorable. Join the Game Changers audience at State Library of Queensland. This event will sell-out fast, register now to avoid disappointment. Can't make it in person? Join us online from home  Don't miss a second of this conversation, tune in via livestream.  About Stephen Page Stephen is a Nunukul/Munaldjali man of the Yugambeh Nation, South East Queensland. In 1991, Stephen was appointed Artistic Director (AD) of Bangarra and has choreographed over 27 works for the company. He directed the Indigenous sections for the 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and choreographed for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.  Stephen has been involved in various film projects including directing his first full-length film SPEAR (2015). Some of his awards include an Honorary Doctorate of Creative Arts (UTS, 2015), NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement (2016), and an Order of Australia (AO) (2017). This year he created Wudjang – his last work as AD – an epic scale of song and dance, and a gift to his Father’s Yugambeh Country. Image: Daniel Boud 2021, supplied by Bangarra Dance Theatre About facilitator Janelle Christofis Janelle Christofis is an arts Producer, Programmer, Presenter, Educator and Advocate. After a successful career as a secondary teacher, Janelle commenced at QPAC in 1992 as Producer of Statewide arts education television program.  Janelle remained in the Programming department at QPAC and worked in various producing and executive roles across all art forms and festivals including Brisbane Festival Dance Program, Out Of the Box Children’s Festival, KITE Arts Education Program and Clancestry Celebration of First Nations Art and Culture.  In recent years Janelle was Executive Producer and Project Lead for QPAC’s International Series that presented the world’s major Ballet companies in Brisbane. For over twenty years at QPAC, Janelle co-presented with Bangarra, their annual season of works which forged her life long love and respect for Australia’s flagship dance theatre company. Janelle was Program Development Manager when she left QPAC in March 2021.  She is now self employed as a freelance producer and consultant. About Game Changers Game Changers brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves, inspire teams, and envision success. Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation. The talk will be live streamed and you can join the conversation online using #qblhof @slqld @QUT Alternatively, you can ask questions via slido.com - use the code #qblhof  If you have questions about this event email slqevents@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3842 9827. Subscribe to be the first to know about our program of events. 

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