A Different Justice Future

ANTaR ACT, along with the ANU and UC Amnesty groups and the ANU’s Law Reform and Social Justice Group present a forum on:

Change the Record – Community is Everything

ANTaR, Amnesty International and the ANU College of Law Reconciliation Action Plan Committee are co-presenting a forum to support the Change the Record campaign and imagine a different justice future for Indigenous Australians living in the ACT.

Monday 30 May 2016
5.30 for 5:45pm start, followed by drinks and finger food, to conclude by 7.30pm

LawLink Theatre at the ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, Acton, ACT.

The statistics of continued high incarceration rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are grim, with policy makers and scholars struggling to account for the lack of change. However, there are also some good news stories  coming out of the ACT, with the ACT Government’s Blueprint for Youth Justice and a range of community initiatives starting to bear fruit, with reduced incarceration rates for Indigenous youth in the ACT.

This forum will bring together people who work in this area to share their knowledge and insights about reforms in the criminal justice system and community initiatives, along with scholars and policy makers who have an interest in restorative justice and justice reinvestment. Discussion will be moderated by ANU law lecturer Mary Spiers Williams, with questions posed by ANU and UC students, as well as an opportunity for impromptu questions.

This is a free event. For more information and bookings, see Eventbrite.

Other events and issues of interest (including Reconciliation Week)

Australian Frontier Conflicts 1778–1940s
Following the focus on ANZAC Day calling for the recognition of the Frontier Wars, you might be interested in finding out more from this site: www.australianfrontierconflicts.com.au.

National Sorry Day Bridge Walk 2016
WHEN: Friday 27 May 2016
WHERE: Gather at Regatta Point 10.45am – walk starts 11am at base of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge
Welcome to Country Aunty Agnes Shea
Acknowledgement of the anniversary of the Australian Referendum
Smoking ceremony and entertainment
Healthy options for lunch—Coffee, tea, water
For further information contact:
Perri or Ian on 6284 62222 or Email: ian.bateman@winnunga.org.au

Discover Indigenous Records at the National Archives
During Reconciliation Week, come face to face with Indigenous records on a tour of ‘Memory of a Nation’ and the Federation Gallery. Hear the story of the Larrakia petition, see a copy of the 1967 Referendum and read letters protesting against the arrest of Albert Namatjira.
Gallery hosts will give tours on Friday 27 May 12.30, Saturday 28 May 11am and 2pm, Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 12.30pm.
Free, bookings essential, places limited, book at Eventbrite

2016 Reconciliation Week at National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)
In recognition of Reconiliation Week, NFSA presents a short season of Indigenous Australian cinema. These 2pm weekday screenings will be introduced by the curatorial team from NFSA Indigenous Connections. All films $5 each.
Tues 24 May, 2pm, Bitter Springs
Wed 25 May, 2pm, Dead Heart
Thurs 26 May, 2pm, The Fringe Dwellers
Fri 27 May, 2pm, Yolngu Boy

ANTaR ACT events

The next ANTaR ACT committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 June, 6pm, at King O’Malleys (note – we don’t have the Snug Room this time, but a table in the room to the left as you enter).

Enquiries: call Cherisse on 0449 738 901.

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