• 23 June 2021, 5:00pm to 23 June 2021, 6:00pm
Online - via livestream

Join us via livestream as Professor Larissa Behrendt delivers the 2021 Sir Zelman Cowen Centre Oration on the topic 'The Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody 30 years on - where to now?'

Professor Larissa Behrendt is a Eualayai/Gamillaroi woman and the Director of Research and Professor of Law at the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology Sydney.

Larissa is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. She chaired the national review of Indigenous Higher Education, was the inaugural chair of National Indigenous Television and was the Chair of the Bangarra Dance Theatre. Larissa is an award-winning author and filmmaker. She was the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year.

Larissa is also an award-winning author and filmmaker who finds time to contribute to the arts through her work with the Australia Council for the Arts’ Major Performing Arts Panel and the Sydney Festival, and her long association with Bangarra Dance Theatre. She was named 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year, is currently working on her third novel and recently won an Australian Director Guild award for her new film, After the Apology, looking at increased rates of Indigenous child removal since the Australian Government’s apology to the Stolen Generations in 2008.

We look forward to you joining us to hear Larissa discuss this critically important topic.

Listen to the Oration on ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas program.

See all events

Contact us

Tilly Junker
Legal Projects Officer
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
+61 3 9919 5855