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Aboriginal and Islander stars discuss sport, education, discrimination, diversity and inclusion

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

The Edith Cowan University community recently welcomed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian sporting legends Cathy Freeman OAM, Casey Conway and Alicia Janz to discuss their personal and professional experiences, and this year’s NAIDOC theme: Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

The panel discussion included:

  • the power of believing in yourself,

  • bringing your whole self to what you do,

  • the role of sport in confronting discrimination,

  • championing diversity and inclusion,

  • education a vehicle for change, and

  • encouraging future generations to reach their potential.

The event’s MC and panel chair, ECU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Equity and Indigenous), Professor Braden Hill, thanked guests for sharing what was a resounding message on the importance of education and mentoring support as a collective mission for all.

More than $2,800 raised from ticket sales will go towards supporting ECU’s Indigenous UniGames initiative. These high-quality sporting opportunities, prioritise health and wellbeing, and social connectedness within the Indigenous university community across Australia.

To continue reading about the discussions held at this event visit the ECU website.

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