Apr 16, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Due to COVID-19, this event will take place online via Zoom.
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Stories from Home is an intimate live storytelling event shared online through Zoom. Featuring different storytellers, it invites audiences to listen and learn about a diverse range of people. Told from first person perspectives, you will hear how people make sense of the world, what matters to them, and why stories are as important now as they ever were. You can support the Centre as much as you wish with ‘Choose What You Pay’ tickets. Starting at $5, this is a way to support community artists during this time.
This week’s storyteller is local writer and Backstories alumnus, Colin Archibald.
‘I’m fifteen years of age and I turn to my mother and say, “I wish I was white.”’ In this story, Colin shares his experience of growing up in 1980s London as a young black man. This raw and emotional story sheds light on overt racism, leadership, and the importance of embracing who you are.
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Colin was born to migrant parents from Jamaica, and spent his formative years in London. He has been living in Perth for the past 15 years, where he supports businesses to retain, support, and empower employees from culturally diverse backgrounds through his consultancy, Eleven Consulting. He also works for the Education Department as a youth support worker at a local high school. Colin's story is about coming of age in London as he reflects on the changing dynamics of a city with a complicated history of colonisation to one that might embrace difference, exploring the negative and positive aspects of people in this globalised area.
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