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ECU hosts forum to discuss Stolen Generation

Thursday, 14 October 2010

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ECU, in conjunction with the Bringing Them Home Committee (Inc) is hosting a special event, entitled Pay the Debt – Stolen Generations Forum.

The event, sponsored by Wesfarmers and hosted by the Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, Professor Colleen Hayward and Co-Convenor of the Bringing Them Home Committee, Mr Jim Morrison, will include a special presentation from guest speaker, Ms Glenys Collard, who was removed from her family at the age of two and placed in Sister Kate’s Children’s Home in Perth.

Her presentation will provide a powerful and personal perspective on this issue and her ongoing struggle for justice, and will be followed by a brief opportunity for discussion among members of the audience.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Equity and Indigenous), Professor Cherednichenko believes the forum provides an opportunity for non-Aboriginal people to understand the ongoing impact of the Stolen Generation on the Aboriginal community.

“It is critical for the whole community to understand and continue to work together to improve living and learning opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal people within Western Australia, and ECU, in conjunction with the Bringing Them Home Committee, is working to make this a reality.”

Pay the Debt – Stolen Generations Forum

Date: Friday, 5 November 2010
Time: 4.30pm onwards
Venue: Building 17, Room 17.157, ECU Mount Lawley Campus
RSVP: Please confirm attendance to Steve Berney at s.berney@ecu.edu.au by Monday, 1 November.

Refreshments will be served following the forum, please advise of any special dietary requirements when confirming attendance.

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