Amnesty International Eastern Suburbs Sydney would like to invite you on August 12 at 6.30 pm to a free online forum marking National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. We have an amazing list of speakers that will explain why current extreme punitive measures for children – which disproportionately impact Indigenous children – don’t work and what should be done instead. Some of the most experienced educationalists will share their experience and knowledge so that we can all be part of the solution.

Speakers include:

Maggie Munn, Amnesty International Indigenous Rights campaigner

Pamela Nathan, Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Sociologist at Casse, an organisation that works with marginalised Aboriginal communities in Central Australia to help relieve the effects of trauma.

John Davis Educator, Principal Lecturer and CEO at Stronger, Smarter Institute, aimed at transforming education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Auntie Stephanie Armstrong, Educator and Cultural Advisor

The event, organised in collaboration with the team of In My Blood it Runs, offers attendees a free online screening of the film for the week prior. The film is about ten-year-old Dujuan, a child-healer, a good hunter, who speaks three languages, intelligent yet ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police.

Register by emailing for links to the film and the online forum.

On Zoom 6.30pm – 8pm, August 12

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August 12, 2021

6:30 pm