Unmasking the Racial Contract, with Dr Debbie Bargallie

Monday, 28 September 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Dr Debbie Bargallie

Dr Debbie Bargallie discusses her new book Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous Voices on Racism in the Australian Public Service. Based on the PhD Bargallie completed at Queensland University of Technology after taking a voluntary redundancy from the APS in 2013, the book uses interviews with 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who work in the APS or have previously done so, to highlight the exclusion of First Nations employees from its upper echelons. Now based at Griffith University, Dr Bargallie explains what the racial contract is and how we all need more racial literacy if we are to tackle structural racism.

Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
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