My Story, My Way - ARA & Hawke Centre Conversation

My Story, My Way - ARA & Hawke Centre Conversation

The Hawke Centre
Allan Scott Auditorium Hawke Building
UniSA City West Campus, 55 North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000
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June 23, 2022 at 5:30pm - 7pm
Australian Refugee Association

08 8351 2954

As a society we have never had more tools to tell our stories, and with that comes the opportunity to raise the voice of groups traditionally under-represented in mainstream media.

Storytelling can also be used as a way to share personal experiences, in order to raise awareness about issues. When people go through traumatic experiences, there can be a need from within or pressure from others to share their story. 

For some it is the path to healing, for others it reopens deep wounds. How do you control how your story is told?  And what actions can we all take to protect and respect the storytellers?

In My Story, My Way, four creatives from refugee and migrant backgrounds discuss the benefits, dangers and responsibilities in the 'golden age' of storytelling.

The Panellists include:

  • Jelena Dinic, Author and Poet
  • Pola Fanous, Performance Poet, Author and Educator
  • Cecile Saidi, Masoka Productions
  • Stephen Tongun, MC and Professional Motivator


Will you come?