Event Recap / First Friday with Ben Bowen

CEO of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Ben Bowen joined us to discuss the importance of literacy and the work of ILF.

First Friday Club, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry.

In April we invited you to our online event with Ben Bowen, CEO of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a not-for-profit charity which respects the unique place of Australia’s First People and draws on the expertise of the Australian book industry. ILF is dedicated to lifting literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities, so all children across Australia have the same choices and opportunities. CEO, Ben Bowen joined us to discuss the importance of literacy and the work of ILF.

Watch the full interview with Ben and the rest of our First Friday guests on our YouTube channel

Ben Bowen is a proud Aboriginal man of the Wiradjuri Nation with family links to the Gandangara, Dharrawal and Yuin Nations. He was born and raised on the Gadigal and Wangal lands of the Sydney basin.

Ben has worked nationally and internationally, collaborating with both Indigenous Communities and government to create opportunities in education, health and economic development. He has extensive experience in systems leadership and strategy.

Ben has worked for and with First Nations people in the not-for-profit sector, building programs, developing strategy, sourcing funding, collaborating with partners and shaping thought leadership within the university sector.

This event has already taken place.

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