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Rhoda Roberts set to speak at women’s forum

Women in the Clarence Valley will have the opportunity to attend a forum that is being organised by Clarence Valley Women’s Inc, speaking at the forum will be celebrity guest speaker Rhoda Roberts AO.

Rhoda Roberts AO is a Bundjalung women who has given distinguished service to performing arts, leadership, advocacy and promoting contemporary indigenous culture. Rhoda is Head of First Nations Programming at Sydney Opera House; Rhoda is also Festival Director of Boomerang Festival.

In 2019, Rhoda was recognised with a Ros Bower Award from the Australia Council; in 2018, she received the Helpman Award – The Sue Nattrass Award; in 1998 she received a Deadly Award for Broadcasting and in 1997, she was recognised with a Sidney Myer Facilitators award.

With a diverse range of international and national industry experience within commercial, community and non-profit organisations, Rhoda is a sought-after speaker and performer in theatre, film, television and radio.

Clarence Valley Women’s Inc acts to improve the economic, physical, cultural and general lives and well-being of Clarence Valley women. Clarence Valley Women’s Inc operates from a broad feminist philosophy of inclusiveness and empowerment of women; on social justice principles and with a commitment to recognising cultural diversity. It is committed to not discriminate against women regardless of race, culture, religion, age, sexual orientation, income, lifestyle, age or ability.

This free event will be held on Saturday September 14 at the Jim Thompson Pavilion, Maclean Showground from 2 – 4pm. Bookings are essential by Wednesday September 11 and can be made by phoning Robyn 0429 657 841 or Susan 0419 960 370. Afternoon tea will be available for a gold coin donation.