The ocean opens its embrace like an old friend
~ Lorna Munro from 'YILAALU –BU-GADI (once upon a time in the bay of Gadi)'

Poems in language by Lorna Munro fly on street banners for Yala Gari during NAIDOC Week 2017.

Celebrating the NAIDOC Week 2017 theme 'Our Languages Matter', Yala Gari street banners flew poems in first languages by Wiradjuri/Gamilaroi poet Lorna Munro, and Yilia, a Year 6 student at Alexandria Park Community School who participated in the Yala Gari program. 

In collaboration with City of Sydney, Red Room Poetry's Poetic Moments project published the poems on street banners throughout Redfern. The banners were designed by Yuwaalaraay visual artist Lucy Simpson (Gaawaa Miyay). 

About Yala Gari

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    Yala Gari

    Created by poet Lorna Munro, Yala Gari (Speak the Truth) is a language program that empowers students from Redfern and Sydney City to create, perform and publish poetry that celebrates first nation cultures and languages.
Yala Gari Street banners-Red Room Poetry-Image-Lorna Munro