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SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta

30 Hunter Street

Parramatta, NSW 2150

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What is heritage? How is heritage changing? Join us as we explore how our diverse cultures and changing communities are shaping the heritage of NSW.

Heritage plays a vital role in defining who we are. Reflecting our identity, heritage is made up of our culturally diverse histories, traditions and practices, and built environment. Sharing and celebrating the diversity of our heritage in NSW can help connect people from different backgrounds and influence how we design our suburbs, towns and cities.

Join us for an evening of discussion, delving into why and how we can recognise the diverse heritage our communities, as we explore the exciting topic of ‘Culture, Diversity and the Future of Heritage’.

Panel members include:

  • Dr Sarah Barns, Western Sydney University – Dr Sarah Barns is an urbanist, historian and digital storyteller who works across sound, digital media and site-specific installation. In 2017 Sarah led the Waves of Migration project with City of Parramatta Council to understand how waves of migration have shaped Parramatta today.
  • Yamane Fayed, Information and Cultural Exchange, Parramatta – Yamane Fayed is an experienced trilingual producer in the community and cultural development sector, and currently works for I.C.E as the producer of the Multicultural Women’s Hub program. She is passionate about working with diverse communities in Western Sydney through the medium of arts and creativity as tools for social change.
  • Dr Raymond Kelly, University of Newcastle – Dr Raymond Kelly is an Aboriginal language practitioner and artist who sits on the NSW Heritage Council and NSW Aboriginal Community Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee. At the University of Newcastle, Ray is a member of the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre.
  • Fatma Mohamed, Director, Africultures Festival – Fatma Mohamed has over 25 years’ experience working with new and emerging communities in both government and community sectors. She is the chairperson of the Somali Welfare and Cultural Association and works tirelessly for the well-being of African women refugees and children.
  • Jacqui Newling, Sydney Living Museums – As Sydney Living Museum’s ‘resident gastronomer’ and Eat Your History curator, Jacqui Newling interprets our history through food. Taking a hands-on approach to food heritage, Jacqui explores archival material, menus, cookbook collections and manuscript recipes to rediscover forgotten flavours, arcane tastes and ‘lost’ culinary techniques.

Light refreshments will start at 6pm with the Panel discussion starting at 7pm.

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