Homeland Truths: The Unspoken Epidemic of Violence in Indigenous Communities.

JacintaPrice-640The inaugural Helen Hughes Lecturer will be Jacinta Nampijinpa Price discussing Homeland Truths: The Unspoken Epidemic of Violence in Indigenous Communities.

Jacinta is a Walpiri/Celtic woman who grew up in Alice Springs. In 2015, Jacinta was elected into Alice Springs’ Town Council and is deeply involved within her community as well as remote communities of the Northern Territory. Jacinta advocates against violence against women and the need for positive cultural change. Through the platforms of music, women’s AFL, and local government Jacinta has worked to empower young Indigenous girls and women while campaigning for the need for Indigenous people to take back responsibility to resolve entrenched issues.

Held annually to honor the legacy of one of Australia’s greatest intellectuals, The Helen Hughes Talk for Emerging Thinkers allows a prominent emerging thinker to discuss a pertinent social or economic policy issue of national importance. The lecture not only acknowledges Helen’s contribution to many fields of Australian and international public life, but also her contribution as an educator and mentor of young people from around the world.

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The event details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Location: CIS office, Level 1/131 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000

Start Time: 6:00pm

Finish time: 7:30pm