Virtual Building Bridges 2020



Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

Free online events every Wednesday

from 7 October to 11 November 2020

7.15pm for 7.30pm start – 8.30pm
(all times in AEDT)

Due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, the Building Bridges course, usually held in September/October, was postponed, hopefully to March 2021. In the meantime we are inviting you to a series of free online events, that will continue our Building Bridges sessions from 2019 and add new perspectives on moving forward on the whole process of Voice-Treaty-Truth.


7 October
First Nations Women and Discrimination in the Justice System
Tabitha Lean, a Gunditjmara woman and freelance writer, and Debbie Kilroy OAM, CEO of Sisters Inside, are both leading advocates for women and children

Watch this video on YouTube


14 October
Voice, Treaty, Truth and The Victorian Treaty Process
Lidia Thorpe, a Gunnai and Gunditjmara woman, the first Aboriginal woman in the Victoria State Parliament and the first Aboriginal Senator for Victoria. Lidia is an activist and strong advocate for clans based treaties.

Watch this video on YouTube


21 October
“We must remember together”
Djon Mundine OAM, Bandjalung artist, curator, writer, activist
He will speak about the need for acknowledging the Truth and Justice of this country

28 October
Treaty/ies – Where to from here?
Lynda-June Coe, Wiradjuri and Badu Island woman. Lynda is a cultural educator, activist and PHD candidate and a representative of Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties (FISTT)

4 November
Opportunities and Challenges of Implementing “The Statement from the Heart”
Thomas Mayor, a Zenadth Kes man (Torres Strait Island) who lives on Larrakia land in Darwin. He is a Maritime Union of Australia official and advocate for the Statement from the Heart. Thomas has been involved in the whole process and taken the conversations to many local settings and organisations

11 November
Martuwarra First Law Justice:
Land, Living Waters and Indigenous Peoples’ Wellbeing

Aunty Anne Poelina, Nyikina Warra Traditional Custodian and Guardian of the Martuwarra