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April 28, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$80 – $95
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Mister Munro
215 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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‘The Voice’ and Women’s Leadership

Lunch with Sally Scales

Hosted by:
Sally Baillieu

April 28, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

$80 – $95

Activist Sally Scales is a Pitjantjatjara woman from Pipalyatjara in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia.

As a proud First Nations woman, mother, leader and artist she has used her voice and art to uplift Indigenous communities and bring national recognition of a need for change.

Country and culture are integral to Sally’s upbringing. She grew up surrounded by art and artists. Her mother and grandmother were both painters; her father was a leather maker, community leader and a founder of the not-for-profit Maruku Arts and Crafts.

Today, she is a respected cultural leader in her own right. She was elected as Chairperson of the APY Executive Board Council in 2019 and was the second woman to hold the position. Sally holds cultural liaison, elder support and spokesperson roles. She sits on arts and culture boards, including the Australian Childrens Television Foundation and a board member on the Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board.

As part of the youth leadership team for the Uluru Statement reform, she has been involved in the Referendum Council’s Constitution regional dialogues in Ross River, Adelaide and the national convention in Uluru in 2017. Since then, Sally has been involved with the Uluru Dialogue leadership.

It is indeed a privilege to have Sally Scales guide this conversation for Melbourne Forum.

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