Recording of a plenary session from Virtual Progress 2020.
About the talk
This moment in time has once again exposed the ongoing systemic issues faced by First Nations people and communities and thrust First Nations justice into the national conversation. While the #BLM protests in the US after the murder of George Floyd sparked global attention, the campaign to Stop Black Deaths in Custody has a long history here in Australia. This plenary panel explored systemic issues in the justice system, such as over policing of First Nations communities and historical responses to deaths in custody, alongside a vision for decarceration and key demands to stop black deaths in custody.
This moment has altered what’s possible. Our ability to create a better future relies on the strength of our ideas, and the power of our collaborations. Hear five big ideas for how we can work together to rebuild our economy, our democracy and create a safe climate for all.
- Nerita Waight,
- Crystal McKinnon,
- Apryl Day,
- Karly Warner,
- Edward Santow,
- Neha Madhok,
- Cass Goldie,
- Saffron Zomer and
- Luke Hilakari.
About Virtual Progress 2020
Australian Progress held Virtual Progress 2020 on June 23-24. It was a rapid response online conference to respond to the intersecting crises of the pandemic, racial injustice, rising inequality and the climate crisis. The conference included 1,600 participants, 225 speakers from 13 countries, 5,000+ live chat messages and more than 60 sessions exploring everything from First Nations self-determination to racial justice, disability justice, health, economic fairness, the climate crisis and so much more.
See the Australian Progress collection on the Commons Library for materials from Virtual Progress 2020 and past events. To see what’s coming up in terms of training and events visit the Australian Progress site.
- Aboriginal Australians - Abuse of
- Climate - Action
- Movements_Campaigns – Racism_Racial justice
- Movements_Campaigns – Racism_Racial justice – Black Lives Matter
- Progress 2020 / Virtual Progress (Conference)