Cancelled: The Roads to a Referendum: Megan Davis and Pat Anderson, recipients of the Sydney Peace Prize on behalf of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The Roads to a Referendum: Megan Davis and Pat Anderson, recipients of the Sydney Peace Prize on behalf of the Uluru Statement from the Heart
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEULED IN EARLY 2023
Sydney Law School is proud to be a partner and major sponsor of the 2021-22 Sydney Peace Prize, which has been awarded to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
In this online event, part of Sydney Peace Week, panellists Megan Davis and Pat Anderson, recipients of the Peace Prize on behalf of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, will explore the Statement and the roads to a referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
The event will be hosted by the Dean, Simon Bronitt, and also feature Sydney Law School’s Indigenous Practitioner-in-Residence, Teela Reid, who will discuss what the Statement means for the legal community and how we can all get involved in advocacy for an Indigenous Voice.
Professor Megan Davis is Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law at UNSW. She is Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court and was recently appointed the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law. She was a member of the Referendum Council and the Experts Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples in the Constitution; was an expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2011-2016); and is currently a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous peoples.
Pat Anderson AO is an Alyawarre woman known nationally and internationally as a powerful advocate for the health of Australia’s First Peoples. She has extensive experience in Aboriginal health, including community development, policy formation and research ethics. She has served as co-chair of the Referendum Council, is the current Chairperson of the Remote Area Health Corporation, and the Chairperson of the Lowitja Institute. Ms Anderson is the inaugural Patron of WoSSCA, the Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia. She was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2014 for distinguished service to the Indigenous community as a social justice advocate.
Teela Reid is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, lawyer, essayist, storyteller and co-founder of @blackfulla_bookclub, a platform that honours First Nation’s Ancestors as the original Storytellers. Currently, Teela is a Sydney-based Senior Solicitor practicing in Aboriginal Land Rights litigation and is the current Practitioner in residence at Sydney Law School. She is also a campaigner for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
CPD Points: 1
This event is presented by the University of Sydney Law School.
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