Restorative Justice Models for Sexual Assault, Palestinian Land Day, the Dhadjowa Foundation, Ronnie Gorrie’s Black and Blue

Thursday, 1 April 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am
A Palestininan Land Day banner being held by three people. The banner reads "Palestininan Land Day 30 March" and is decorated with Palestinian flags.


Acknowledgement of Country//


Thea Deakin-Greenwood, a solicitor from the Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre, discussed calls and support for restorative justice models as another way to address sexual assault matters. Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre's support for alternative models to the criminal legal system follows in light of the NSW Law Reform Commission's recent recommendations to expand criminal legal reforms for sexual consent.//


Tasnim Sammak, a PhD candidate at Monash University researching the emergence of youth political subjectivities and imaginaries, joined us to speak about Palestinian Land Day. On Saturday, hundreds gathered at the state library in Narrm/Melbourne to honour Palestinian Land Day, which falls on March 30, commemorating the murder of six Palestianian protestors in 1976 as they were calling attention to Israel’s expropriation of thousands of hectares of land. Tasnim has been involved in Palestinian and Muslim organising since the 2008 Israeli onslaught on Gaza.//


Apryl Day, a proud Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba and Barapa Barapa woman, talks about the Dhadjowa Foundation, which is being established to provide strategic, coordinated and culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families whose loved ones have died in custody. Apryl is the daughter of Tanya Day, a proud Yorta Yorta grandmother who died in the custody of Victoria Police in 2017.//


Ronnie Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai woman who lives and writes in Victoria. She spoke with us about her debut book, Black and Blue, a memoir of her childhood and the decade she spent in the Queensland police force.//




I Can’t Breathe - DOBBY and Barkaa//