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Fanny Reading Human Rights Lecture

Fanny Reading 2021

2021 Fanny Reading Human Rights Lecture

The topic for our annual Fanny Reading Human Rights Lecture is ‘Promise, Hope and Empowerment - Transforming injustice with First Nations people.’

Date: 30th November 2021
Time: 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Our Speakers:
Jane Vadiveloo

Jane Vadiveloo

2021 Fanny Reading Lecturer

Jane is the Founding CEO of Children’s Ground and  has a 20-year history leading reform and services provision with communities experiencing extreme disadvantage and trauma. Children’s Ground was created as a 25-year approach to ensure that future generations of First Nations children are afforded equity, access and justice to determine their futures – to have quality education, health, social and economic opportunities that privilege their first culture within a global context.

Ruth Barson

Ruth Barson

Fanny Reading Lecture MC

Ruth is a committed human rights lawyer who is passionate about challenging injustice and advocating for equality and fairness. At the Human Rights Law Centre she leads a team of lawyers and advocates working in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations. She is the grandchild of Holocaust survivors and cares deeply about working collectively to end discrimination.

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Ruth and Jane will discuss the topic ‘Promise, Hope and Empowerment - Transforming injustice with First Nations people.’

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The Fanny Reading Lecture is the launch event for our 2021 Day of Giving.

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