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Reconciliation and Allyship Experts Unpack the Role of Privilege in Closing The Gap

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Closing The Gap

Aboriginal Elder, Barrister and LinkedIn Top Voice, Aunty Munya Andrews, and Churchill Fellow and Ally, Carla Rogers, provide advice on closing the gaps on National Closing the Gap Day. 

The co-directors of Evolve Communities met in 2011 while working on a Community Engagement project in remote Western Australia and immediately knew they shared the same values and created cultural awareness training programs to share their love of Indigenous culture and to facilitate Reconciliation and Allyship. 

“Having privilege doesn’t mean you were born rich, or haven’t had to work hard,” said Aunty Munya. 

“It just means there are certain things you don’t need to think about.” 

Both Aunty Munya and Carla bring a wealth of lived experience and authentic cultural knowledge, and they serve as role models for successful black-and-white partnerships, Reconciliation, and Allyship. 

“The thing about privilege is that it is often invisible to those who have it,” says Carla Rogers.  

Related: Evolve Communities launch Australia’s first Indigenous Cultural Awareness Accreditation Program

Through their business Evolve Communities, Aunty Munya and Carla offer a range of resources, programs and workshops to assist non-Indigenous Australians to become Allies.  

Understanding privilege is one of the 7 Steps they have identified as crucial to achieving Reconciliation in Australia. 

“I discover new privileges every day and I believe it’s one of the most important things I can do as an Ally,” added Carla.  

On Wednesday 22nd March, the co-directors of Evolve Communities will be offering a public webinar to share their 7 Steps and to unpack “Privilege and Closing The Gap.”  

To purchase tickets for the webinar visit: 

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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