EVENTS

FORUM

Dignity and Justice Denied? Aboriginal People and the Justice System

Friday 25th November 2011 –  6.30 pm

St Mary’s Church

21 Swanson Street

Erskineville

Twenty years on from the Report into Aboriginal Deaths in custody the over-representation of Aboriginal people in prisons continues unabated. In NSW Aboriginal people are 13 times more likely than non-Aboriginal people to be imprisoned.

The number of Aboriginal people in jail is a crisis that should have us all questioning why Aboriginal people are so over-represented in the justice system? Are whether they are being treated with dignity and justice?

The speakers at this forum are all working in the prison system. We will explore what is going wrong as well as  hear about some wonderful initiatives each of the speakers are involved in. We will also explore how each of us can take action.  The forum will end with prayers to remember those who have died in custody.

Speakers:

– Revd. Diane Langham

Anglican Prison Chaplain

– Fr Peter Carroll MSC

Catholic Prison Chaplain

Enquiries: 02 9698 4265 or gabrielle.russellmundine@sydneycatholic.org

 

 

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