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Combat racism and support First Nations communities


Monday 3 June from 10am to 12pm

As part of Reconciliation Week, Now More Than ever – a call to fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, join us for an insightful conversation facilitated by Dr Georgia Durmush a proud Aboriginal, Wailwan and Gomeroi woman, mother, researcher and academic.

Guest speaker: Dr Georgia Durmush is a Senior lecturer in Sociology and Youth Work in the School of Social Sciences at Western Sydney University. She has a PhD in Indigenous youth wellbeing in higher education and is passionate about social justice and seeing Indigenous youth thrive in wellbeing, culture, education and employment.

By the end of the 2-hour conversation, you will:

  • understand the historical and cultural context of racism in Australia

  • be aware of the impact racism and colonisation has on First Nations peoples health and wellbeing 

  • unpack white privilege and understand how it operates to exclude First Nations people 

  • strategize on ways to eliminate racism to keep First Nations individuals and communities safe 

The session will be a combination of presentation, short videos, and will end with a yarning circle discussion for participants to reflect. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and gain valuable insights into combating racism.

Registration is essential - sign up now to secure your spot!

This initiative is part of the City of Sydney social cohesion program.  

City of Sydney aims to produce inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access or communication needs, please contact us on 9265 9333 or email

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