Be Brave. Make Change. A Yarn with RMIT's Reconciliation Advisors

Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements.

This year's theme, Be Brave. Make Change encourages us all to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can make change for the benefit of all Australians.

This event will be facilitated by Vice-Chancellor Professor Alec Cameron, with reflections from Dean STEMM Diversity and Inclusion and Reconciliation Champion, Professor Kay Latham.

Join RMIT’s four Reconciliation Advisors as they reflect on their personal journeys and share how they are being brave and driving meaningful change at the University and in the community.

The discussion will demonstrate how the power of storytelling and listening reflects the way Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people encourage the wider community on their reconciliation journey.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how you can be brave and make change where you live, work, play and socialise.


  • Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Alec Cameron
  • Dean STEMM Diversity and Inclusion and Reconciliation Champion, Professor Kay Latham
  • Reconciliation Advisor DSC Cathy Doe (Irukandji)
  • Reconciliation Advisor VE Laurence Blacklock-Whitehead (Kamilaroi – Gamilaraay)
  • Reconciliation Advisor STEM Lewis Brown (Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, Gunditjmara)
  • Reconciliation Advisor COBL Gheran Steel (Boonwurrung)


1:00 - 1:30pm: Refreshments on arrival

1:30 - 3:00pm: Panel discussion


The Capitol (RMIT Building 113), 113 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.