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Tanya Hosch and Jason Glanville
Constitutional Recognition Forum
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
"Recognition: Why It's Right"
A big moment in history beckons. To vote at a referendum so the first Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are recognised in our Constitution. The change to our Constitution would also ensure our founding document no longer tolerates discrimination - like the section that still lets the States ban people from voting based on their race. A new generation of Indigenous achievers steps up to explain why recognition matters to them. They’ll make the case for putting respect and fairness at the heart of our founding document, for making it even more Australian, and how this moment could bring our nation together – after so many chapters apart.
Tanya Hosch is deputy campaign director for Recognise, the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution. She was a key contributor in the creation of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, and a foundation director of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre and the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute. She is a director of the Australian Red Cross, Bangarra Dance Theatre, , the Australian Centre for Social Innovation and Ninti One (a not-for-profit creating opportunities for people in remote Australia). She is deputy chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council. In 2012, Tanya was one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. She is a Torres Strait Islander woman who lives in Adelaide.
Jason Glanville is a Wiradjuri man and chief executive of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence – a powerhouse that is transforming the lives and prospects of the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids by fostering aspiration, achievement and excellence. He is also chair of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and a board director of Reconciliation Australia, the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre and Carriageworks. He is a Trustee of the Australian Museum and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Indigenous Policy. In 2010, Jason was named one of Sydney Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and he was featured in Boss Magazine’s True Leaders list of 2011.
Registrations for this event are now closed. Please contact the reception for further details.