Reminder – ANTaR ACT annual lecture – Tuesday 9 October

Reminder: our annual David Hunter Memorial Lecture is on next Tuesday. We hope you can join us. No need to RSVP – just come along.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care – Change the Future

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the ACT are 12.5 times (nationally 9.8 times) more likely to be living in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous children (Family Matters Report 2017). How can we change this?

Speakers: Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett AM,
Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), the lead Aboriginal child and family welfare organisation in Victoria.

Selina Walker, sharing her personal observations from her experiences around out-of-home care in Canberra.

When: 6pm, Tuesday 9 October 2018; please join us for refreshments from 5.30pm.

Where: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall Street, Barton.

Enquiries: info@antaract.org.au or call 0439 620 603.

For more details, click here.

David Hunter was one of the founding members of ANTaR, and an enormously supportive and inspiring activist on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. In October 2000 he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and he died in December 2003. Since then, ANTaR ACT has hosted an annual memorial lecture in memory of David’s contributions to reconciliation and Indigenous rights.

 

 

 

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