The Girls Academy: bridging the gap
The day I learnt to love school – and why it matters.
The Girls Academy, is a program founded by Olympian and champion basketballer Ricky Grace which helps thousands of at-risk Aboriginal girls overcome some of the common barriers which keep them from attending school.
This NAIDOC week, join Subiaco Library for a powerful lunchtime talk with guest speaker and President of the National Native Title Tribunal Raelene Webb QC to discuss The Girls Academy.
Raelene will contrast her own experiences of learning to love school with those of many young Indigenous girls who, despite their potential to break the cycle of poverty, struggle to complete their education. She will joined by fellow member of the Girls Academy Advisory Board, Christine Haines who will talk about the efforts being made to assist young Indigenous women to complete their education in order to reach their full potential.
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Ms Raelene Webb QC was appointed President of the National Native Title Tribunal in 2013 after a distinguished career as a barrister, and is recognised as one of the leading native title silks in Australia. Image: Philip Gostelow.
||237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
||Friday 7 July 2017
||12.30pm to 2pm
||Arts and culture