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National Press Club, Canberra – Address by #Black Lives Matter Founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Rodney Diverlus & Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA

November 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Alicia and Patrisse are the creators of #BlackLivesMatter and Co-Founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLM). With Rodney Diverlus, Co-Founder of #BLM Toronto and lead BLM Canada organisers, they will give the lunchtime address at the National Press Club on Wednesday 1 November.

A short reflection to set the scene of the Address and give important local context about the issues of Indigenous justice in Australia, will be delivered by Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA.

The Founders are travelling to Australia to receive the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize. The Prize is Australia’s only international Prize for peace and is awarded by the Sydney Peace Foundation, a not for profit Foundation of the University of Sydney. The Sydney Peace Prize has been awarded since 1998 with support from the City of Sydney. Past recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, Arundhati Roy, Patrick Dodson, Professor Noam Chomsky, and Naomi Klein.

The relevant Jury citation and information can be found here



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