We are holding the annual Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Oration, to mark International Human Rights Day!
Who is speaking?
This year, the keynote speaker is Peter Aldenhoven. He is the President of Willum Warrain, the Aboriginal Association Incorporated. He is an Indigenous rights advocate, and also the Director of Indigenous Education at Woodleigh School. Originally from Stradbroke Island, Peter’s passion has led him to be involved in promoting Indigenous rights and equality.
What is it about?
The Oration will address the politics of identity. This will include ongoing cultural dismantling and absorption, and also the importance of recognising Australia’s First Peoples through a Treaty. Peter will also discuss contemporary connections to the history of the Boon Wurrung/Bunurong peoples on the Peninsula. The Oration will also discuss the challenges for Aboriginal people living in post-colonial times, particularly as a result of the assimilation period.
Join us at 6pm for refreshments, and 7pm for the Oration.
Hope to see you there!