Join the debate on Constitutional Recognition at Vivid Ideas

Tuesday, 09 May 2017

We're bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to discuss Constitutional Recognition at a Vivid Ideas panel to be held during Reconciliation Week.  
It's Time. Or Is It? The Road to Constitutional Recognition will see triple j journalist Brooke Boney lead a panel featuring RECOGNISE Campaign Director Mark Yettica-Paulson, representative of Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties (FISTT) Lynda-June Coe and outspoken Perth hip hop artist Ziggy.

In 1967, 90 per cent of Australian voters said ‘yes’ to change the Constitution to give the Federal Government power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to ensure Indigenous people were counted equally in the population count.

Now, 50 years on, and with another referendum on the horizon, the panel will look at the impact of the 1967 vote and discuss what has been achieved and what lies ahead. They will also discuss the role the creative community could play moving forward.
Dean Ormston, APRA AMCOS Head of Member Services:
“This event is an opportunity for the creative community to engage with important issues and hear a number of different perspectives. The music industry has a role to play in Constitutional Recognition, and we hope to shine a light on that role through this event and our partnership with Recognise.”

It's Time. Or Is It? The Road to Constitutional Recognition takes place at Giant Dwarf, Redfern on Tuesday 30 May at 6pm, and is part of the Vivid Ideas program at Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, being held from 26 May to 17 June. The event is free, but tickets are required. They are available now from

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