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2021 Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

Hear the voices, be part of the truth telling and witness the awarding of the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize, honouring Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Join us to hear Professor Megan Davis deliver the 2021 keynote address, along with leading journalist in conversation with drivers of the Statement – Professor Davis, Pat Anderson AO and Noel Pearson.

Featuring 6-time Aria Award winning singer-songwriter, Dan Sultan.

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Every year, the Sydney Peace Prize brings the Sydney community together to talk about peace, justice, and nonviolence and to honour one of the world’s most inspiring peacemakers.

In 2021, the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize will be awarded to the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for the ‘establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution’. Receiving the Prize on behalf of the Statement will be Pat Anderson AO, Professor Megan Davis and Noel Pearson, who worked tirelessly with the community to deliver the Statement in May 2017.

Uluru Statement from the Heart will receive the 2021 Sydney Peace Prize “For bringing together Australia’s First Nations peoples around a clear and comprehensive agenda for healing and peace within our Nation and delivering self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, that enables Australia to move into the future united and confident.”

Event Details

Date: Thursday 17th March 2022

Time: 6:30pm – 8pm

Location: Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Gadigal Country

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Sydney Town Hall is an accessible venue, see further information site access, facilities and services

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Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to attend the 2021 Sydney Peace Prize Lecture and witness the Award Ceremony. Tickets will sell out quickly, so buy yours today.

By purchasing a ticket to the Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, you are supporting the Sydney Peace Foundation and the Sydney Peace Prize Program. If you’re able, please consider purchasing a Peacemaker ticket!

Guest Speakers and Performers

Pat Anderson AO is an Alyawarre woman known nationally and internationally as a powerful advocate for the health of Australia’s First Peoples. She has extensive experience in Aboriginal health, including community development, policy formation and research ethics. She has served as co-chair of the Referendum Council, is the current Chairperson of the Remote Area Health Corporation, and the Chairperson of the Lowitja Institute. Ms Anderson is the inaugural Patron of WoSSCA, the Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia. She was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2014 for distinguished service to the Indigenous community as a social justice advocate.

Professor Megan Davis is a Cobble Cobble woman and Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law at UNSW. She is Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court and was recently appointed the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law. She was a member of the Referendum Council and the Experts Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples in the Constitution; was an expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2011-2016); and is currently a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous peoples.

Noel Pearson comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on south eastern Cape York Peninsula. He is a lawyer, founder and Director of Strategy of the Cape York Partnership and founder and Co-Chair of Good to Great Schools Australia.  He also co-founded the Cape York Land Council, and helped to establish Apunipima Health Council, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation and Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships. Mr Pearson served as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and the Referendum Council.

Dan Sultan is a multifaceted, multi-award winning musician, writer, performer and artist. Along with many records spanning many different genres and styles, he’s also an accomplished author as well as trying his hand at acting. Winning a total of 6 ARIA Awards to date, including Best Male Artist, he also boasts an array of other accolades over a timespan of more than a decade that showcase his diverse and ever evolving career.   

 

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