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Monday 9 September, 5.45PM - TOWNSVILLE 134-010
Tuesday 10 September, 5.45PM - CAIRNS D3-054
For this year’s JCU Social Justice lecture, Antoinette Braybrook will discuss the importance of voice and visibility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experience family violence. Antoinette will explore relevant local and national issues, including the disproportionate rates at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have experienced family violence are criminalised, imprisoned, made homeless, targeted for child removal and forced onto discriminatory programs like ParentsNext. She will discuss the importance of understanding family violence in the context of systemic racism, sexism and colonialism that uniquely and disproportionately impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children. She will also share insights from her recent experience calling for urgent change at the United Nations Human Rights Council 41st Session in Geneva. In highlighting the importance of Aboriginal community control and self-determination, Antoinette will also share the on-the-ground experience of her organisation Djirra in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to access justice, safety and equality.