Proud Wiradjuri woman, award-winning Australian author and Aboriginal literacy advocate, Dr Anita Heiss, will be part of a star-studded line up of guest speakers at the 2020 TAFE NSW Virtual Bangamalanha Conference this month.
Other speakers at the fourth Bangamalanha conference on September 23 will include Nova Peris OAM and Mark "The Black Olive".
TAFE NSW reports the event aims to improve Aboriginal post-school education, training and employment outcomes and create "real and lasting improvements" for Aboriginal peoples.
Dr Heiss has spoken of the "solid foundation that begins with the early years of education".
"If those foundations are strong and remain supported, then pathways into secondary and higher education should be, for most, effortless," she said.
"But of course, we know that for many that is not always the case, which is why those who choose to work in the vocational education sector demonstrate an admirable commitment to mob and I believe we all have a role to play."
The conference's virtual format will allow people across Australia to share stories of successful education and training programs.
Bangamalanha is Wiradjuri for "to share with each other".
The conference is open to the public with tickets available at www.tafensw.edu.au/bangamalanha
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