Its time, its time for a talk.
This is your chance to be part of a special lecture and have a honest conversation with an independent Aboriginal woman. Stephanie (also the mother of Aboriginal Artist Arkeria Rose Armstrong) educates the next generation to become strong and proud first Australians. She will take you on a personal journey full of success stories and challenges.
Lecture: Stephanie Armstrong
Location: Aboriginal Art Gallery Rotterdam
Date: Saturday the 6th of October at 3pm till 4.30pm
Ticket price: €17,-
Available seats: max 50 people
Stephanie Armstrong is a Gamilaraay woman from Gamilaraay/Yuwaalaraay Country and comes from a large extended family from the northwest part of New South Wales. She has over 30 years’ experience in education, having worked in early childhood, primary, secondary and further education settings, within schools, universities, government and not-for-profit organisations.
‘Teaching has been a great career choice. I have been lucky enough to have worked across Australia with many wonderful people. Over the last 15 years I have had a number of opportunities to work nationally and internationally, leading discussions and workshops that guide and support as well as challenge. ‘As a Gamilaraay woman, with a long history of working within Aboriginal education I have learnt many things that have helped me to advocate for equitable outcomes in education for First Australian children. This responsibility is not only important but one I take seriously,’ says Stephanie.
Stephanie is also a mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. As a strong, independent, Aboriginal woman, she seeks ways to support her spiritual, emotional and physically health and well-being within systems that alienate and marginalize who she is as an Aboriginal woman.
She wishes to have an honest conversation about growing up as a First Australian. Stephanie has many stories and one is the journey she and her husband took travelling for 4 years with thousands of kilometres crisscrossing Australia. A small caravan was their home and she schooled her 2 young daughters on country. This story impacted her understanding of empowerment, nourishment and love of children and country.
Want to learn more about this very interesting Aboriginal woman? have a look here https://youtu.be/nlGEcBXkUWA