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Saturday 1 September 2012

Event: One Word, One Day Auction

In 2012 the Australian Society of Authors, in partnership with Micador and the ABC launched a national event to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Around the country artists were brought together at the ABC studios to spend a day creating illustrations and artwork based on a surprise theme word. This work will be auctioned to raise funds for the ILF at the One Word, One Day Auction on Tuesday 25 September.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions. This is done by providing books and literacy resources to Indigenous communities and raising broad community awareness of Indigenous literacy issues.

By the age of 15, more than one-third of Australia's Indigenous students 'do not have the adequate skills and knowledge in reading literacy to meet real-life challenges and may well be disadvantaged in their lives beyond school' .(PISA cited in Bortoli and Cresswell, 2004, page 11). The ILF is attempting to give these children and communities the same benefits enjoyed by so many other Australians.

Auction Details
Tuesday 25 September, 6pm - 8pm
ABC Studios, 700 Harris St, Ultimo NSW
Refreshments provided- Registration essential
RSVP to events@asauthors.org or see here for telephone and absentee bidding options

To find out more about the work of the ILF and ways you can support them, visit the Indigenous Literacy Foundation website.