Pull up a bean bag and listen to the stories of others, or tell your own, at Yarning Circle: Reconciling Identity

Yarning circles are a harmonious and creative way of communicating, that fosters respectful and honest interaction between people. It is a safe space to be heard and to listen, without judgement – everyone’s voice is equal in a Yarning circle.

Who you are, how people perceive you to be and ways we can better understand and reconcile with others will be up for discussion.

Register now to join Yuggera woman Kealey Griffiths on the grass of the Great Court to discuss all things identity.


About your Yarning Circle Facilitator: KEALEY GRIFFITHS

Kealey (she/ her) has family ties to the Yuggera people of South East Queensland. She has been an student at UQ since 2018 and will graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Psyc) and Cert II in Auslan in July. She will commence a Master of Public Health (Indigenous Health) and Doctor of Medicine, thereafter. Kealey has numerous roles around campus – including Cultural Mediator at the Art Museum, Research Assistant for School of Earth and Environmental Science, where she is responsible for assisting the development of a new course – “Centring Traditional Knowledge in Science”.

Her passions lie in Indigenous, women’s and mental health, as well as consumer experience, accessibility, and inclusion (and coffee!). Kealey’s goal is to work in spaces where she can leverage her skills and lived experience to make meaningful and lasting change, especially for Indigenous Australians.


About National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

UQ will be holding a number of events and activations from 27 May-3 June to commemorate National Reconciliation Week. 

Explore National Reconciliation Week at UQ


Great Court, St Lucia campus