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Sianna Catullo Chats About Moving Beyond Words

Sianna Catullo is an Aboriginal-Italian-Australian.

That is my background. My mob is the Narungga mob, from Adelaide way, South Australia, but I was born and raised in Melbourne. I am the chief creative officer of Clothing The Gap, which is a social enterprise and 100 per cent of profits actively support Clothing The Gap to advocate, celebrate, educate and elevate Aboriginal voices and Aboriginal people.

Would you like to become a stronger, more effective ally to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? Whether you are newly engaged or are already active in First Nations campaigns, this dynamic panel discussion marking Reconciliation Week 2021 will inspire effective action as a responsive, reflective and respectful ally. This important event brings together a panel of speakers from various Aboriginal justice movements working in education, the community sector and decolonisation movement for an interactive discussion including audience Q&A.

As a Reconciliation Week event this discussion is aimed primarily at non-Aboriginal people however Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are most welcome. All ticket profits are donated to Dhadjowa Foundation and all tickets will be entered into the draw to win one of two $50 Clothing The Gaps vouchers! Proudly presented by Bridge Darebin. Proudly supported by the City of Darebin.

Moving beyond words: how to be an active ally to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Confirmed speakers: Alan Brown, Co-Chair Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee Sianna Catullo, Narungga Mob, Head of Brand and Marketing Clothing the Gaps Dr Clare Land, Victoria University Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit We will also be joined by a Wurundjeri Woirwurrung Elder

Entry to the Bridge Darebin Community Hall at Mayer Park is accessible by ramp and there are also ramps within the venue. We endeavour to be fully inclusive and ask that you please inform us via the following email address if you require additional facilities or any other personal requirements

Sianna Catullo, is a Narungga woman born and living on Wurundjeri Country. Sianna's mob come from the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, beautiful coastal Country. Sianna is Head of Brand and Marketing at an Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise and brand called Clothing The Gaps. Clothing The Gaps is merch with a message, creating conversations that can impact and influence social change that ultimately adds years to Aboriginal peoples lives.

Dr Clare Land is a non-Aboriginal person who works at Victoria University's Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit. She conducts community-based research in Australian political history as well as critical social work. Clare has a long-standing commitment to supporting land justice and Indigenous-led struggles and is known in particular for the book Decolonizing Solidarity which she wrote to do justice to the education on allyship she received from activists Gary Foley (Gumbayingirr) and Robbie Thorpe (Gunai & Western District) and others.


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