Building Bridges 2019


The sessions start at 7.30 pm and finish at 9.30, with a break for supper between the two sessions and a chance for informal conversations with the presenters and each other.

4 Sep Teela Reid (not yet confirmed) and Prof. Megan Davis
Bruce Shillingsworth
Voice-Treaty-Truth – Celebrating the Uluru Statement and Journey since
Art – Respecting Country and Standing up for the Rivers in Crisis
11 Sep Christine Palmer supported by Joanne Tuscano
Neil Evers and Regina Rogers
Juvenile Justice and the Northern Territory

The NT Intervention – 12 years of Pains and Actions for Change

18 Sep Alec Morgan
Lynda Holden
Indigenous Related Films to Open Hearts and Minds
Reconciliation: Looking Back to Look Forward
25 Sep Brooke Prentis
The History and Invisibility of the Indigenous Voice
Voice-Treaty-Truth – Where to From Here?



Reg Byrne Centre in Wentworthville,
just off Cumberland Highway (shown as Hart Drive
on some maps).

Cnr Fyall Avenue & Darcy Road, Wentworthville

Ample parking available at the Reg Byrne Centre

By Train:
Reg Byrne Centre is 10-15 min from Wentworthville Station:
Exit station onto Wentworth Ave.
Turn left and follow Wentworth Ave to Hill St.
Turn right and proceed to Darcy Rd.
Turn left and cross Cumberland Highway (or Hart Drive)
and follow Darcy Rd to Fyall Ave.


Registration and Catering:

We encourage you to register with the Parramatta Evening College on 9687 2072 since this helps with preparation and catering. Alternatively you can register online.


You can turn up to any or better all of the sessions that build on each other.

A donation on the night are appreciated to help cover costs.



The presenters:

Teela Reid, Legal Aid lawyer, Uluru participant, sought after speaker, connected with the Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW

Prof. Megan Davis, international expert in First Nations Law

Bruce Shillingsworth, descendant of the Muruwarri, Gomeroi, Budjeti & Wailwan people of northern inland NSW. Artist, teacher and educator, bringing people and communities together to find water solutions

Christine Palmer, a respected Arrente Kaytetye elder, therapist, Indigenous support worker and trainer, on key youth and women’s advisory committees

Joanne Tuscano, ex- teacher and writer on Indigenous issues

Neil Evers, a Sydney man and descendant of the Garigal people, active in Aboriginal research and reconciliation

Regina Rogers from Ngukurr in the NT, now studying at Macquarie University

Alec Morgan, maker and contributor to “Lousy Little Sixpence” (1983), John Pilger’s “Utopia” (2014), “Ablaze” (2020) and other films, works with archives and First Nations people to enable truth telling and sovereignty

Lynda Holden, Dhungutti woman, lecturer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law, Western Sydney University, extensive knowledge and experience also in health, community services, history and education

Brooke Prentis, descendant of the Waka Waka people in Queensland, Indigenous spokesperson for Common Grace and advocate of Aboriginal Rights in church and public media

Panel of Aboriginal and other voices to promote Actions for change into a new common future: Brooke Prentis, Monica Tan (author of “Stranger Country” 2019) and others, along with participants own group reflections


For more information:

Building Bridges 2019 flyer
(Artwork in the flyer by Leanne Tobin)

Ring Lyn on 9639 8394 or 0421 188 770

Contact us

Join us at one of our monthly meetings.