Cognitive Justice

Brisbane Free University are excited to present our fourth session, featuring the following presentations:

Indigenous Resistance (Sam Watson – writer, film maker and political activist)

Indigenous Knowledge (Dr Norman Sheehan – Principal Research Fellow, Link Up Queensland)

Presentations will be followed by time for open discussion.

When: Tuesday, 12 March. 6:30 – 8:30.

Where: Westpac carpark, 89-91 Boundary St, West End.

About the speakers:

Sam Watson is a well-known Brisbane-based political activist, novelist and film maker.  He is the grandson of Sam Watson who was of the Birri Gubba tribe.  Through his work in the Brisbane Aboriginal Legal Service in the early nineties, Watson was involved in  the findings of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.  He has twice run as a candidate with the Socialist Alliance and was deputy director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland, where he taught Black Australian Literature.

Dr Norm Sheehan is a Wiradjuri man born in Mudgee NSW. He is a teacher in Aboriginal community and completed his PhD in Education at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2004 winning the N. V. Varghese Prize for Education. He has published Stolen Generations Education a Social and Emotional Well Being textbook for Aboriginal Studies. This work completed with Link Up Queensland was nominated for a Deadly award in 2012.

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