Special Event: "The Long Campaign for Indigenous Rights in Australia"
Featuring Suzanne Hampel OAM, Co-President of the Melbourne Holocaust Museum (Australia) and Teaching Associate at Monash University
Lecture Description: When the British first arrived on the shores of Australia, the land was declared as 'Terra Nullius', nobody’s land. However, the island continent was home to hundreds of different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations and clans who were instantly deemed as ‘subjects’ of the British Crown. This lecture will briefly trace the dispossession of Australia’s indigenous people, the long campaign for Aboriginal rights and the case for an apology to the Stolen generation. The final part of the lecture will consider the role of Jewish community leaders in supporting Aboriginal causes.
This lecture will be presented both in-person and via livestream. Tickets are free but advanced registration is required for both the in-person lecture and the livestream. Please register online at: registration.keenesynagogue.org/Nov152023SpecialEvent.
This event is presented by Congregation Ahavas Achim (Nathan E. Cohen Lecture Series) and the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College as part of the Center's 40th anniversary event series. Learn more about the anniversary here and please consider sponsoring our existing and emerging programs if you are able.
This event is part of the Cohen Center calendar.
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