Reconciliation Victoria and ANTaR Victoria would like to welcome you to our joint AGMs and Forum – ‘Truth, Justice and Treaty: Healing Victoria’s Scars’.
Date: Saturday 7 November 2020
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Location: via Zoom (link provided on registration)
RSVPs are essential. Register your attendance via Trybooking by clicking here.
'Truth, Justice and Treaty: Healing Victoria's Scars' will be a chance for Reconciliation Victoria members and friends to learn more about recent reconciliation updates in Victoria, including the establishment of a truth-telling commission and the latest work of the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria. The forum will be followed by a session in Zoom Breakout Rooms where attendees in small groups will be able to ask questions, reflect on what we've heard and ask ourselves what we can do next to progress reconciliation in all corners of the state.
We are very excited to announce our four excellent guest speakers for the day - Levi McKenzie-Kirkbright, Sheena Watt MLC, Marcus Stewart and Shane Charles.
Levi McKenzie-Kirkbright – Moderator
Levi is a proud Yuin, Dunghutti, Gamilaraay, and Gadigal man. He is a member of Reconciliation Victoria’s Cultural Council of First Peoples. He was also the 2019 YACVIC Young Thinker in Residence, hosted and sponsored by the Koorie Youth Council. He holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine in Neuroscience and he is currently studying his Masters of Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Levi also works as a software engineer at the Indigenous Data Network, where they are building a data portal for Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations for the federal government's Closing the Gap initiative.
Sheena Watt MLC
Sheena is a proud Yorta Yorta woman. She is currently a member of the Victorian Legislative Council for the Northern Metropolitan Region and is the first Aboriginal woman to represent the Labor Party in the Parliament of Victoria. Before entering parliament, Sheena was the executive manager of Aboriginal policy and programs at AFL SportsReady and has previously worked at the Stroke Foundation and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
Marcus is a Nira illim bulluk man of the Taungurung nation. He is the Co-Chair of the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria. Prior to his role at the First People’s Assembly, Marcus was the CEO of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporation and has over 15 year’s experience in Indigenous affairs. He has extensive experience in strategic policy direction and design implementation through his senior roles in the Victorian State Government.
Shane is a proud Yorta Yorta, Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung man born and bred in Shepparton. He is a highly experienced leader with a strong track record across a range of sectors including education and training, justice and cultural heritage within both Aboriginal and mainstream organisations. Shane is a passionate advocate for reconciliation who enjoys sharing cultural knowledge to make a difference. He is the Co-Chair of Reconciliation Victoria.
To view the full program of the day's events and times, please click here.