Podmore Foundation Announces Guest Speaker Jessa Rogers for Spring Lunch 2015

The Podmore Foundation is proud to announce that Jessa Rogers, a a Wiradjuri woman, Naidoc committee member and Reconciliation scholar at ANU will be the guest speaker at the Podmore Foundation’s eighth annual Spring Lunch, to be held on 25 October at the Royal Canberra Golf Club.

Registration details to follow soon.

The Podmore Foundation’s Spring Lunch is an opportunity for the Podmore Foundation’s scholarship recipients, benefactors, supporting partners and those committed to Returning Opportunity  to celebrate the year’s successes and outline the journey ahead.

This year, the keynote speaker at the Spring Lunch will be Jessa Rogers, who will be talking about her experiences and about reconciliation.

Jessa Rogers (Photo: LinkedIn)

Jessa is an Aboriginal creative artist and educator raised in Queensland. An ANU Indigenous Reconciliation PhD Scholar at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, she commenced her PhD in February 2014. This year Jessa started her first three-year term on the National NAIDOC Committee under the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Jessa won the 2014 ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Award (Reconciliation) and was awarded the ANU 2015 Minoru Hokari Scholarship for her PhD research looking at the experiences of Aboriginal and Māori girls attending boarding schools using photoyarn, a method she is developing. Underpinned by relatedness theory, her research is informed by Indigenous research methods and methodologies. Jessa holds a BEd (1st Class Hons), B.Creat.Ind (Drama) (with Distinction) and MEd (Guid&Couns).

Jessa Rogers

Read more about Jessa’s story at Daily Vibe:  Jessa’s Journey.

More information about the Spring Lunch and how to register will be published on the Podmore Foundation’s page soon.