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Human Library - 8 March 2020

State Library of Queensland

Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Human Library - 8 March 2020

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Type End Quantity
11.30am with Shelly   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
11.30am with Beulah   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
11.30am with Anne   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
11.30am with Uraine   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
12.00pm with Shelly   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
12.00pm with Beulah   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
12.00pm with Anne   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
12.00pm with Uraine   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
12.30pm with Shelly   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
12.30pm with Beulah   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
12.30pm with Anne   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
12.30pm with Uraine   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
1.00pm with Shelly   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
1.00pm with Beulah   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
1.00pm with Anne   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
1.00pm with Uraine   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
1.30pm with Shelly   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
1.30pm with Beulah   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
1.30pm with Anne   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
1.30pm with Uraine   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
2.00pm with Shelly   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
2.00pm with Beulah   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
2.00pm with Anne   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  
2.00pm with Uraine   more info Mar 8, 2020 Free  

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Event Details

 A unique series of books are set to hit our bookshelves, and just like many of our collection items, they are available to borrow, to learn from and to enjoy. Except in this instance, the book will be a real person with a story to share.

The Human Library is a safe and welcoming space where people who may not normally meet can join in respectful conversation about difference and diversity; where difficult questions are expected, encouraged and answered. 


Human Books: celebrating International Woman's Day

Anne: A life touched by sea

From unseen ties with my ancestral islands of Greece – Ithaca, Kythera and Nisyros – to growing up by the tropical waters of Far North Queensland. My grandparents were Anthony and Anastasia Freeleagus. In the early 1900s, ten brothers of the Freeleagus family migrated from Kythera, Greece, becoming what was one of the earliest Greek families of Brisbane. My grandparents resided for several decades on the bank of the Brisbane River in South Brisbane, where the Art Gallery is today. The house was resumed in 1972 for the development of the Cultural Centre precinct. I would be pleased to share some of my experiences of growing up Greek in Brisbane in the 1960s and 1970s.

Part of Meet me at the Paragon

 

Shelly: Everyone's got a story to tell 

I am Yugerra Goenpul. My name is Shelly Moreton. I am an original First Nations women covering the areas of Brisbane and Moreton Bay. My First Nations language is Jandi (North Stradbroke Island).  I want to share a part of my life through my eyes and what it is like to be a First Nations woman living in two worlds.

Part of Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

 

Beulah: Two Countries, many stories 

Migrants leave home for many reasons, yet one common theme remains: to make a better life for themselves and their children, and to help those who are left behind. My family comes from a magical, mountainous isle called Ithaca, the smallest island in the Ionian Sea. In 1870, my first family member left this island of sailors and travellers for Brisbane. Later, in 1908, Uncle Vasilis Syrmis arrived, and started cafés in the city. With the new world came as many opportunities as challenges with a lack of understanding of cultural differences, language barriers and thoughts of Ithaka always on the mind…

Keep Ithaka always in your mind 

Arriving there is what you destined for. 

But do not hurry the journey at all” Cavafy 1865-1933

Part of Meet me at the Paragon

 

Uraine: Stir-fry wombat trousers

Before she was ‘Nana Magic’, Uraine Roelofs lived a vibrant childhood of freedom and play on the Far West Coast of South Australia in an Aboriginal community called Koonibba. Uraine, the daughter of a funny woman and a fisherman, thrived surrounded by bush-tucker gatherings, home-grown produce and ABBA’s Dancing Queen. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. There were barriers and many issues that Uraine’s family, and her community, had to overcome. All of this contributed to Uraine’s unique perspective, her passion for protecting and nurturing future generations and ensuring the vitality of the planet. Now, a mother, a wife, a sister, writer, performer and producer, Uraine shares her process and journey through life and how she came to create the character of Nana Magic.

Part of Jarjum Stories.


Date: Sunday 8 March 2020

Time: 11.30am - 2.30pm

(Please check your individual ticket for reading sessions within this timeframe)

Where:  Knowledge Walk, Level 1, State Library of Queensland

 

If you are unable to attend this event please advise us via email at slqevents@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3842 9125 as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else. State Library of Queensland films, records and photographs events for use in marketing and communications. If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded or photographed please advise our staff upon your arrival.

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Knowledge Walk, Level 1
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Pl
South Brisbane, Qld 4101
Australia

Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM


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