William Cooper stood up for the rights of Indigenous Australians and against the Jewish oppression in Europe of the 1930’s. A book launch will be conducted at Sydney Jewish Museum on 9 December.
Barbara Miller will talk about her book which tells how as an Aboriginal Elder, William Cooper, stood up for the rights of Indigenous Australians and against the Jewish oppression in Europe of the 1930’s. This book chronicles those times and comes through to the continuing battle for Aboriginal rights and on to the current honouring of William Cooper, both here in Australia and in Israel.
Josie Lacey, Chair Religions for Peace NSW, will be MC for this event.
Book Launch Progam:
- 2.30pm Acknowledgement of traditional owners by Norman Seligman, CEO Sydney Jewish Museum
- 2.33pm Josie Lacey, OAM, Life Member of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and Convenor of Religions for Peace NSW
- 2.43pm Author Barbara Miller, Co-Founder Centre for International Reconciliation and Peace
- 2.55pm Prof Konrad Kwiet, resident historian, Sydney Jewish Museum, launches book
- 3.12 pm Lydia Miller, Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Australia Council
- 3.20pm Alf Turner, grandson of William Cooper and Kevin Russell, great grandson of William Cooper
- 3.30pm Aviva Wolff, Office and Events Manager, SJM, vote of thanks followed by
- 3.32pm Lighting of Chanukah candles by Rabbi Zalman Kastel, National Director of the Together for Humanity Foundation and Youth Rabbi and Hebrew School principal atChabad House North Shore
- 3.35pm Book signing and refreshments
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- Address: 148 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst 2010
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- The launch will be preceded by a tour of the museum at 12 noon (& optional cafeteria lunch)
- Free with Museum Entry