Margaret Henry Memorial Lecture

Aboriginal Lives Matter: Stop the next Stolen Generation!
Join Professor Larissa Behrendt for the next Margaret Henry Memorial lecture.
At 7:00pm, Thursday 5th November, via zoom webinar
Find the connection details on our event page.
Registration through Trybooking is free.
As the Black Lives Matter movement has focused attention on incarceration rates and deaths in custody. Just as important is keeping Aboriginal children with their families. Rates of Indigenous child removal have almost doubled since the Apology in 2008. The trend and the implications are alarming. The best strategy for addressing this issue is one of self-determination and placing the voices of Indigenous people from the margins to the centre. And Aboriginal women have an important, central role to play in changing attitudes and policies.
Dr Ray Kelly, Deputy, Deputy Head Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle, will give the acknowledgement of Country and will introduce Prof. Behrendt.
David Shoebridge, NSW MLC and Greens Spokesperson on Aboriginal Justice will speak about Margaret Henry’s tenacious work for Aboriginal rights.
Margaret Henry was a well known Newcastle activist. She is remembered for her fierce pursuit of social justice. The Margaret Henry Memorial Lecture endeavors to continue this legacy of community spirit and support the social engagement of Novocastrians.
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