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Announcing Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda, new keynote speaker for Reconciliation Week Annual Launch and Breakfast

photo credit: Mick Gooda, Australian Human Rights Commission

The breakfast is held to launch Reconciliation Week, held between 27 May and 3 June each year. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the reconciliation effort.

Mick Gooda is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. Mick is a descendent of the Gangulu people of central Queensland. Mick will be speaking at this year's Annual Reconciliation Week Launch and Breakfast.

As Social Justice Commissioner, he advocates for the recognition of the rights ofAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia and seeks  to promote respect and understanding of theserights among the broader Australian community.

Mick has been actively involved in advocacy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs throughout Australia for over 25 years and has delivered strategic andsustainable results in remote, rural and urban environments.

His focus has been on the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Immediately prior to taking up the position of Social Justice Commissioner, Mick was the Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health for close to five and a half years. Here, he drove a research agenda which placed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ‘front and centre’ in the research agenda, working alongside world leading researchers.

Event Details:

Annual Reconciliation Week Launch and Breakfast
27th May, 2015, 7.00 am - 9.00am
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
RSVP: Essential by Wednesday, May 20th2015

Stephen Holt, Reconciliation SA
P: 08 8124 4196

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