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Being a B3

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“B1 and B2 are my famous uncles.”

During Harmony Day this year, I became a living book. I became a live art performance and aptly name my story; “I am B3 & I really love B1 and B2.” My living book focuses on my experience of being a banana in Australia. Yes, it’s about being white inside and yellow outside. Ergo the banana concept. 

I have been invited to be a living book for Head On: The Human Library. The Two Chairs (T2C) are synonymous with the idea of collecting and listening to one’s conversation about race and racism but this time it was slightly different. With this installation piece, the reader sits on T2C and engage with MY story. As the reader they request a certain chapter which then prompts me to share my story. 
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The Two Chairs with Luke Pearson

Suzanne (founder of TheTwoChairs) sits with Luke Pearson (@LukeLPearson) and chat about racism in Australia and ask him the big question:

What does he mean by “White Australian?”
Join us and find out on Sunday.

https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/103334731681551946358/events/c8nrf6vhh39massmppcvvnm0mrsAbout Luke Pearson: Many in the social media and cultural advocacy scene regard Luke Pearson as a leading authority and much-sought speaker on Aboriginal rights and education. He is the creator of @IndigenousX. For over 10 years, he has contributed to the discussions and policies for Indigenous education and excellence. He is also an experience educator, writer, facilitator, mentor, public speaker and advocator.

Sunday 2nd March 2014
Time: 6.00PM (Sydney time)

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or email us thetwochairs (at) gmail (dot) com

What your story?

What your story?

We are all people. Refugee and immigrants are people too. There’s an unfortunate negative stereotype and racial misconceptions about people from all nationalities, yet we still call Australia home.

As part of the Big West Festival 2014, The Two Chairs is an artistic installation piece set up in a cafe. The aim is to challenge our cultural identity by having a conversation. It also aims to break down cultural barriers and create empathy and understanding.

As part of the art project, we will be collecting your thoughts and response to the question: “How Australian are you?”

How about sharing your thoughts and have a coffee or tea. Happy River cafe has generously offered their space and drinks to ensure we collect some stories.

Please RSVP soon as there are only a few limited spots left.
Email to TheTwoChairs(at) gmail (dot) com
-suzanne nguyen