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15 March 2018

Catalyst for Change film screening

Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre, Building 210:102, Curtin University, Bentley

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Purchase tickets: Eventbrite

Cost: $22 or $17 concession/student

Join us to celebrate Harmony Week 2018 at this exciting youth film screening!

Do you want to know what some of WA’s politicians and leaders think about Harmony Week? Or what they have to say about some of the key issues affecting refugee and migrant young people? Well, eight local young people set out to find out. This dynamic group, have spent the last month interviewing leaders in our community and have documented their findings in a short film!

On the opening day of Harmony Week, we invite you to join us for the first screening of Catalyst for Change – Harmony Week 2018. We will also launch the full report from 2017 Catalyst Youth Summit, and screen the full length documentary Cast from the Storm.

For more information, please see the Eventbrite link.

19 & 20 April 2018


Disability, Media, and Human Rights: Policy, Practice, Performance

Building 500, Room 1102AB, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia

RSVP: Eventbrite

This conference is an investigation of three nodes of intersection between disability and the media. The organisers are currently seek submissions for 20-minute individual papers, 45-minute panel presentations, creative artefacts, sonic sessions, interactive Q&A, workshops, seminars, or short screenings with discussion that can be situated thematically within these three nodes:

  • Policy: Human rights, advocacy and access regarding media.
  • Practice: Making media as a person with a disability. Making media for people with disabilities.
  • Performance: Representations of disability in the media.

There will also be a screening of Defiant Lives on Friday 20 April at the Bankwest Theatre, Building 200A, Room 220 at Curtin University. Please book a ticket for this via the Eventbrite link.

Please see the Eventbrite page for more information.

This conference is sponsored by Curtin University, the Global Alliance for Disability in Media and Entertainment, and supported by the Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education.

Clyde McGill, The Border Crosser (Except), 2011, mixed media on linen, 220 x 320 cm

5 May 2018

Speakers Day at Holmes à Court Gallery

Crossing Borders and Seeking Asylum in Australia: Where the hell are we? And where are we going?

Speakers include: CHRE’s Associate Professor Caroline Fleay along with Dr Clyde McGill, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny, Judyth Watson, Michelle Bui, Mehdi Vakili and other guests.

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue: Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10, 10 Douglas Street, West Perth


Cost: $55 (by EFT payment) – Includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and sundowner

Payment: See flyer for details

Holmes à Court Gallery, in partnership with the Centre of Human Rights Education, Curtin University, presents: Crossing Borders and Seeking Asylum in Australia: Where the hell are we? And where are we going?

Holmes à Court Gallery has a history of presenting speakers’ days on various topics, providing forums for the discussion and dispersal of ideas.

This year, in partnership with the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, they are organising a Speakers Day that will be held at their new premises at 10 Douglas Street, West Perth within the exhibition The Border Crossers: Clyde McGill.

In 2007 Clyde McGill began looking at borderlands as they relate to people who come by boat. He focussed first on the fate of a young Indonesian fisherman who tragically died on a boat detained in Darwin Harbour. This exhibition contains his story within a much broader narrative of the refugee who comes by boat –

What are the borderlands? Who determines them and why? Who may cross? Who may not? Who does deliberately cross the borders? Where are they from? Why are they leaving? What are their hopes? What is their journey? What do they bring with them? Are they welcomed or turned back? Do they just disappear? Who cares? Who doesn’t?

We hope this Speakers Day will address the following –

  • what is the global situation with regard to refugees?
  • what are the experiences of people who seek asylum in Australia?
  • what are the responses of governments?
  • what are the responses of civil society?
  • where do we go from here?

We have invited a range of speakers including people from a refugee background, and others in contact with people who remain in detention both here in Australia and offshore.

Download the flyer for more information about the speakers and the programme for the day.

Rainbow flag with blue skies

27 & 28 September 2018

Australian Ally Conference 2018

Activating Human Rights, Sexuality and Gender: Leading the Change

Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia

The 2nd Australian Ally Network Conference will be hosted by Curtin University in Perth on 27-28 September 2018.

For more information about this conference, please visit the Conference webpages.

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

28 September 2018

Annual Human Rights Lecture

Presented by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia

Annual Human Rights Lecture Presented by Waleed Aly

The 2018 Annual Curtin University Human Rights Lecture will be delivered by prominent international jurist, educator and former judge, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG.

The Curtin Annual Human Rights Lecture, established in 2016, is a key initiative of the CHRE. The inaugural lecture was delivered by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. The 2017 lecture was delivered by prominent Australian writer, academic and broadcaster, Dr Waleed Aly.

More details about the event will be available in August 2018.