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14 December Tuesday

‘The Power of One’ Aunty Glendra Stubbs

14 December 2021, 12:30 - 14 December 2021, 13:30

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Talking with Aunty Glendra Stubbs it feels like you have known her your whole life. She is funny, warm, understanding and open minded. Which is exactly the qualities you want in an Elder-in-Residence.

Aunty Glendra describes the role as a person you can talk to when you don’t know who else to talk to. It is someone that has your best interests at heart; is not going to be judgemental, and has life experience to back up their support.

“There is nothing that you can think of that I haven’t seen, witnessed or been a part of in my life,” she says. And yarning with her, you really do feel comfortable to tell her anything.

Aunty Glendra Stubbs is a Wiradjuri woman, her mob originates from the Mudgee/Dubbo and Narrandera area. She has been the UTS Elder-in-Residence for about 7 months, taking over from the recently retired, exceptional Aunty Joan Tranter, who was in the role for 7 years.

As the Elder-in-Residence she plays a significant cultural, knowledge sharing, mentoring and social role for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; aimed at enhancing Indigenous student retention and success. She represents UTS through community engagement initiatives and contributes to the wellbeing of Indigenous staff and students by being available to meet with them and provide cultural support.

She has 40 years of experience providing advice and practical assistance to survivors of trauma. And has a long experience in supporting families and working through the issues that arise from out-of-home care.

Aunty Glendra has worked with a number of state and national bodies including as an Aboriginal Engagement Advisor for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the National Stolen Generations Alliance, and Metro Migrant Resource Centre. She also has been the Aunty in Residence at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Redfern for nine years.

Date: December 14, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free