Gai-mariagal Festival 2024

A Celebration of the Oldest Living Culture on the Planet
26th May to 14th July 2024

Gai-mariagal Festival 2024 - Northern Sydney Region - Aboriginal Activism Talk

25 June 2024 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Aboriginal Activism Talk

John Maynard and Ann Curthoys engage in a detailed examination of the extensive history of Aboriginal activism, spanning decades of struggle and resilience.

Beginning with the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association's initiatives in the 1920s, they traverse significant milestones, including the landmark Freedom Ride of the 1960s. Delving into the multifaceted dimensions of activism, they analyze the pivotal ideas, courageous actions, and notable individuals driving change.

Moreover, they shine a spotlight on the profound influence of African American activists on Aboriginal activism, tracing connections from the early twentieth century to the transformative era of the 1960s and beyond.

  • Event cost:  Free
  • RSVP -  25 June, 2024 

Event Location - Stanton Library

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Stanton Library
234 Miller Street
North Sydney 2060


Amanda Hudson 

We acknowledge the original custodians of the land, the Gai-mariagal clans of the Northern Sydney Region.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present.