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Share your story and be a part of Georges River’s Living Libraries

21/12/2021


Georges River Council is seeking community members with diverse experiences, to record their stories for the upcoming Living Libraries display.
 
The exhibition will be a part of the launch of Council’s anti-racism campaign on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March 2022 and Harmony Week 15 - 21 March focusing on cultural diversity, inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
 
Living Libraries will aim to challenge stigmas and stereotypes by offering insights into other people’s experiences. The exhibition will be showcased in Georges River Libraries and will feature the portraits and stories of the community.
 
Council is currently seeking participants for the exhibition, and community members are invited to write a short story about a lived experience that challenges stereotypes.
 
The recorded audio stories will be accessed through a QR code that will be displayed alongside a photo of the participant or an abstract portrait created with objects.
 
Georges River Council General Manager Gail Connolly said, “We are very proud of our diverse communities, who all play a key role in the social and economic life of Georges River.
 
“I encourage community members, who have a story to tell, to participate in Living Libraries, and share their experiences with the wider community. We want to hear from our culturally and linguistically diverse community members and can organise translators if required.
 
“Living Libraries is one of the series of activities and events we will be hosting for Harmony Week 2022.
 
“It will join the wide range of programs and initiatives Council offers, to celebrate the diversity of Georges River and to foster a vibrant and inclusive community.”
 
For more information on Living Libraries and to participate, visit our Living Libraries Your Say page.
 
Expressions of Interest close on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

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