Grim reality stories of the oppressed going unheard
Posted on: Wed 16 May 2018
Gerry Georgatos is a suicide prevention researcher and national coordinator of the National Indigenous Critical Response Service, and has worked closely with First Nations peoples in and upon their release from the prison system.
He’ll be taking part in Naming and Addressing Racism – an event by Garridja Aboriginal Cultural Consultancy, the University of Adelaide and Duke University – which will bring together respected guests from around Australia and the US for a series of panel discussions and workshops.
Gerry describes to Small Change‘s Lisa Burns what he’s witnessed in his travels, the impacts of racism in regional and remote First Nations and migrant communities, the precedence of ‘good news stories’ over stories of grim realities in the media, and the rates of suicide and imprisonment in these communities.
Produced by Lisa Burns
Image supplied and approved for use by Gerry Georgatos