The ANU Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) Indigenous Reconciliation Projects invites you to join us for a screening of the movie After the Apology followed by an online keynote address by Ngunnawal woman Dr Sharynne Hamilton on Wednesday, 22 February 2023. The event will provide you with the opportunity to engage with how the child protection system continues to fail Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples, separating children from families at an increasing and disproportionate rate. You will also be hearing from Dr Hamilton on her extensive knowledge and research on models of reform within the child protection system for moving forward, particularly within the ACT.
About After the Apology
Four grandmothers' find each other and start a national movement to place extended families as a key solution to the rising number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care. They are not only taking on the system, they are changing it.
Viewers’ discretion is advised for the film, as it contains material regarding racism, sexual assault and harassment and the continuing institutional violence experienced by First Nations people. The film may be distressing, particularly for First Nations people. First Nations viewers are advised that the film contains the images and voices of people who have passed, and images and voices that may cause distress. Attendees are more than welcome to only join for the Keynote address which will begin at 7:10pm.
There will be a safe space for any First Nations attendees who would like a break or chat at any point during the event. The space will be facilitated by Kristen Franks, a Ngambri/Ngunnawal and Dhurawal Woman and mental health professional from Mental Health for Mob.