Aboriginal and African Women's Yarning Circle

A very special conversation and storytelling event!


On Saturday 22 June, Brimbank City Council Neighbourhood Houses celebrated National Refugee Week with an Aboriginal and African Women’s Yarning Circle event at Westvale Community Centre.

This unique storytelling and conversation event was a huge success. It did not just bring people from different backgrounds and community groups together; it also provided a culturally safe platform for African women to learn about First Nations history and culture. Just as important, the event gave the two groups an opportunity to discuss issues experienced by their communities and how they can support each other.

Eritrean coffee was shared during the ‘yarning” and storytelling, which was led by Indigenous educator and knowledge keeper Terori Hareko-Samios. Uncle Brian Morley, Ajak Kwai and Achol Atem provided amazing performances to a highly appreciative audience, many of who wore stunning cultural outfits. There was delicious food and activities for kids so the women were free to take part in the Yarning Circle.

It was so good we are going to continue the conversation! Don’t miss the 2nd Aboriginal and African Women’s Yarning Circle event on Saturday 20 July, 2-5pm at Westvale Community Centre.

To see Refugee Week: Aboriginal and  African Women's Yarning Circle event's amazing photos, go to our Facebook page: Brimbank Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres