Mar-3 Sydney: In Conversation

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In Conversation series, featuring Thomas Mayor, delegate to the Uluru Statement process. Thomas has been travelling throughout Australia with the Uluru Statement advocating for its call for the ‘establishment of First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution’. He will share his story and provide the opportunity for people to sign their support.

Thomas Mayor

The Uluru Statement from the heart was signed in May 2017 by a historic gathering of around 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders. The statement is a proposal of reform that would establish a constitutionally enshrined First Nations representative body to advise parliament on policy affecting Indigenous peoples and commit Australia to a process of truth-telling of its colonial history through the establishment of a Makarrata commission.

Thomas Mayor is a Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islander) man born and living in Larrakia country (Darwin). Thomas was a delegate at the Convention and is now touring the country as the current custodian of the Uluru Statement, talking about its significance to regional and metropolitan communities. Mr Mayor says the document has not received enough attention or leadership in Parliament, but it was written to the Australian people, so he’s taking it out to them.

Emanuel Synagogue’s Senior rabbi, Jeffrey Kamins, who will be In Conversation with Thomas Mayor recalls the night he first heard the Uluru Statement from the Heart, “I immediately sensed the historical import of this moment and was moved by what the Statement represents to Australia”.

Thomas Mayor will be speaking at Emanuel Synagogue, 7 Ocean Street, Woollahra on Sunday March 3rd from 5:00pm-6:30pm with bookings at events.humanitix.com.au/uluru.  A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Australian Indigenous charities.

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