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Lost Conversations ‘Finding new ways for black and white Australians to lead together’

 

lost_conversations_front_cover_200x250_for_apoListening to Grant Paulson, World Vision and Liz Skelton, The Adaptive Practice, talk in such an honest way about the experience of black and white Australians working together was one of the most powerful sessions of the CSI Collaboration for Impact Conference 2015. It feels like a book everyone in Australia should read so we can help drive change.  As set out in the preface to the book:

‘If, as Australians, we are committed to righting the wrongs of our shared history; if, as individuals, we are committed to an equitable tomorrow for every child born in the ‘lucky country’; then we need to find ways to open up the dialogue between our First Nations peoples and all Australians. As a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, we believe our country is ready to move beyond the all-too-familiar rhetoric.
It is time to have the difficult conversations with each other that can lead to real change and to a new, more authentic national identity. One which capitalises on our differences, rather than ignores them.’

Download the book co-authored by Grant and Liz: Lost Conversations – ‘Finding new ways for black and white Australians to lead together’.

Listen to an ABC RN segment from the authors.