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Living Room Conversations – Nyoongar Elder Averil Dean and Mahshid Ferdowsian

January 30, 2023, in Videos > Talk, by

A Baha’i-inspired community building group in Western Australia called the Albany Town Team regularly meets to organise informal community discussions and talks. The events are called “Living Room Conversations”, and in October 2022, they played host to a delightful, heart-felt conversation between Nyoongar Elder Averil Dean and Mahshid Ferdowsian at the Museum of the Great Southern.

A couple of notes before you watch and listen:

– Due to an unforeseen microphone failure, the quality of sound recording for Auntie Averil’s remarks has unfortunately been impacted. We wanted to honour and share the conversation regardless. Adjustments have been made to support the affected audio recording as best as possible.

– This video does contain brief mentions of the n-word.

You can learn more about the Albany Town Team initiative, as well as upcoming events, by following them on Instagram.

Thanks to Renee Tan, MC and organiser for helping to put this video come together and Josephine Hayes of gneissdesign.com.au for production and editing. And special thanks to Averil and Mahshid for sharing their time, stories and wisdom with us all!

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
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