How do we come to grips with the past, and how do we do so in just ways? These questions will be the basis of our discussion by a panel of distinguished speakers, including Professor Steven Larkin, Professor Alan Rosen, Professor Frank Schneider, Ms Joanne Selfe, and Dr Robyn Shields.
Event type: Panel
Date: Wednesday 7 March 2018
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School (F10), Eastern Avenue
Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have historically been subject to much more misdiagnosis, mistreatment, incarceration and coercion than other Australians in the hands of psychiatric institutions, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. The ramifications of psychiatry’s sometimes unwitting, indifferent or knowing complicity in past harmful practices and beliefs have been far-reaching. They extend from the health and well-being of the individual patient, to human rights and social justice concerns that prevail in contemporary Australian society.
How do we come to grips with the past, and how do we do so in just ways? What are the responsibilities of psychiatry to ensure a contribution to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional health and well-being? What can apology and other forms of recognition achieve? What can we learn from other projects of apology and recognition?
Monday 5 March
We’ve just legalised same-sex marriage, but where does the rest of the world stand? This talk will explore the ways in which same-sex marriage becomes institutionalised (or resisted) in law and society.
Wednesday 7 March
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we're hosting a panel of five exceptional female academics whose work truly embodies this year’s UN Women’s theme: Leave no woman behind.
Thursday 15 March
Join Ngarigu woman Professor Jakelin Troy as she discusses the lives, language and knowledge of the individuals she has discovered among a rich trove of anthropological archives.
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