The Conversation: Children can change the world

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Children and young people have been engaging in potent storytelling for centuries – think Anne Frank and, more recently, Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg, and Zach Doomadgee. And yet too often adults minimise children's voices by saying they are too young to have a useful perspective or should “stick to being kids”.

Join Sandra Phillips (University of Queensland), Kate Douglas (Flinders University) and Gai Lindsay (University of Wollongong) as they discuss how art and storytelling make for culturally-engaged and empowered children, and how connecting with young people’s stories and perspectives can promote change.

Presented by The Conversation, the world's leading free, fact-based news source written by academics and edited by journalists, and chaired by Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM, researcher and founder-collector of the Children's Art Archive.

This discussion is linked to Big Voices, an exhibition which celebrates the power of children to express themselves through art and features paintings and drawings from the renowned Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children’s Art Archive.

About The Conversation Series

State Library and The Conversation join forces to bring you a series of virtual events with subject matter experts from universities and research institutions discussing, challenging and reflecting on the issues that concern us.

Be part of discussions – based on evidence not alarm – that encourage a better understanding of current affairs and complex issues.

The recorded introduction to this event will be subtitled, and the panel discussion and audience Q&A will be Auslan interpreted

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