I met Liz Thompson in PNG way back, we went on to share a studio in Chippendale with Sand Edwards – before it was Hip – and then lived a couple of floors apart in the fabulous Silk-Knit building in Surry Hlls, until we were kicked out.
Liz Thompson has been named as a nominee for Pro Bono Australia’s 2021 Impact 25 Awards and it would be wonderful if you could take a minute to vote. The awards were started in 2014 and each year aim to recognise innovators, collaborators and changemakers from across the social sector who are making a positive impact in the community.
Each of the 150 nominees were put forward by their peers and now, the public votes for who they believe to be the most influential individuals within the sector. The awards have been an important platform to promote awareness and advocacy for the causes that the winners represent, which is why she is reaching out to friends to ask them to vote.
Because she is a T you have to scroll almost to the bottom 🙂 It closes this Wednesday 10th.
you can also follow the Foundation on Facebook @SharingStoriesFoundation and Instagram aharingstories_foundation.
This is from a post I did about Liz and her work in 2017 but go to her website to get the full story.
Her multi-media show at the Manly Art Gallery is truly inspirational as is the Foundation she has created. There is nothing self-indulgent or navel gazing about this work it is pure story telling at its best and most important. “SharingStories Foundation works with Indigenous communities to protect, maintain and grow language, stories and cultural heritage.”
“A not-for-profit organisation led by a passionate Board with equal representation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, the Foundation came into being after Founder and CEO Liz Thompson, responded to a request from Annie Nayina Milgin. Annie a Nyikina Mangala Senior Cultural Custodian and now fellow Sharing Stories Director asks Liz, to ” help our young people tell their stories using modern technology”
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