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Amnesty empowers Queenslanders

Gracelyn Smallwood
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL will host a one-day conference in Brisbane on 19 February to help educate people as to how human rights instruments can be applied to governance, law and enforcement and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Queensland.

Co-chairs of the event, to be held at the State Library, are Les Malezer, the 2008 Human Rights Medal winner, and Gracelyn Smallwood (pictured right), a James Cook University (Townsville) academic and activist.

There will also be local Indigenous dancers and singers, discussion panels and workshops.

Workshop topics include family wellbeing and child safety, health services, employment and the UN declaration on the rights
of Indigenous peoples.

Presenters include more than 20 well known Indigenous community leaders from several key professions, all of whom have
given substantial commitment in major issues confronting Indigenous people throughout Queensland.

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Photo : Gracelyn Smallwood