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UQ Staff Professional Development Workshop with Boori (Monty) Pryor

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Riverview Room

Emmanuel College (#36D)

The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072

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The University of Queensland's School of Education invites UQ Staff to attend a workshop with Boori (Monty) Pryor, Children's Laureate of Australia and winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards: Book of the Year, the Ethel Turner Prize and the Ethnic Affairs Commission Award.

This workshop offers UQ staff a unique opportunity to explore the importance of listening to and learning from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories with Aboriginal author and film maker, Boori (Monty) Pryor.

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Date: Monday 23 September
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Riverview Room, Emmanuel College (#36D), The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Registration: Please register by Wednesday 18 September (limited places available)

About the workshop: The session will feature a special screening of Wrong Kind of Black, a film inspired by Monty's extraordinary life experienes. The screening will be followed by a 'Q & A' session unpacking the prevailing themes in the film. This will help to increase our understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander cultures and histories, and enrich ourselves and our instruction with this learning.

About Boori (Monty) Pyror: Monty is a multi-talented performer who has worked in numerous industries, including film, television, modelling, sport, music and theatre-in-education. He is an articulate public speaker on Aboriginal issues. Monty was the Children's Laureate of Australia, sharing this title with Alison Lester in 2012 and 2013. In 2017 the short film Brown Paper Bag won the St Kilda Film Festival "Best Achievement in Indigenous Film Making" award. In 2018 Princess Pictures and Youthworx Productions released a webseries based on stories from Monty's extraordinary life called The Wrong Kind of Black for ABC iView.

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Riverview Room

Emmanuel College (#36D)

The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072

Australia

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