Griffith Review: Acts of Reckoning

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
14 July 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Teela Reid, Megan Davis, Henry Reynolds and Paul Barclay

Thursday 14 July 2022, 6.30–7.30pm

How does Australia’s relationship to its settler colonial past shape our shared future? And can we ever achieve true healing if we don’t confront history head on?

Griffith Review’s Acts of Reckoning issue examines some of the complexities at play in Australia’s long and fraught journey towards centering First Nations peoples, cultures and knowledges.

In this special panel event, lawyer, storyteller and Griffith Review contributing editor Teela Reid joins activist and Uluṟu Statement from the Heart architect Megan Davis and historian Henry Reynolds to reckon with questions of history, truth-telling and decolonisation.

With host Paul Barclay, they’ll discuss the need for homegrown truth-telling, consider what the recent political power shift in Canberra means for constitutional recognition for First Peoples, and imagine what might be possible for Australia’s narrative when we finally walk together towards a better future.

Presented in partnership with Griffith Review.