Race, Class, Gender and Mass Incarceration – From Australia to the World

Free Public Lecture

Race, Class, Gender and Mass Incarceration – From Australia to the World

Theatre G08
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street

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T: 9035 1111

law-events@unimelb.edu.au

More than 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths In custody in 1991. And while Indigenous people represent only 3 per cent of Australia's population, they make up more than 27 per cent of our prison population and 55 per cent of the youth detention population.

With this landscape in mind, this seminar will address the global context of incarceration. An expert panel of key Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals will discuss the endemic of incarceration targeting Indigenous people in this country, and other low socio-economic groups around the world. It will address the research and community-driven projects that are working to combat the inequality.

Presenters

  • Mr Damian Griffis
    Mr Damian Griffis, Leading advocate for the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability
  • Ms Roxanne Moore
    Ms Roxanne Moore, Noongar woman and Indigenous rights lawyer and campaigner
  • Ms Debbie Kilroy
  • Associate Professor Thalia Anthony
  • Dr Baz Dreisinger
    Dr Baz Dreisinger, Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice