**Please note this event has been moved from Bunyapa Park due to forecast rain**
Join us for a free film screening followed by a short discussion and Q&A at AHEPA Hall, with Michael Berkman, Amy MacMahon, Boe Spearim and Aunty Alex Gater. We’ll talk about the over-incarceration of young First Nations people, the campaign to get 10-13 year old children out of prisons and watch houses by raising the age of criminal responsibility, and how you can make a submission on the Greens’ Bill to #RaisetheAge currently before Queensland Parliament.
This is a family-friendly and free event and everyone is welcome.
About “In My Blood It Runs”
Shot in the Northern Territory over three and a half years, this documentary follows the remarkable Dujuan, a 10-year-old Arrernte boy, as he faces increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police and travels perilously close to incarceration. As his family fights to give him a strong Arrernte education he learns to face his history and the realisation that he has inherited the trauma and dispossession of his land, but also the resilience and resistance of many generations of his people.
About the #RaisetheAge campaign
I've introduced a Bill to Queensland Parliament to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years old and transition 10-13 year olds out of prison. I've also proposed an alternative model to meet kids’ needs outside the criminal system and address problematic behaviour when it does occur, with culturally-appropriate community programs, social prevention, early intervention and therapeutic supports. The Bill is being considered by the Queensland Parliamentary Community Support and Services Committee and submissions are open until 30 November. You can make a submission by emailing [email protected] or using this template.
This event is being held on the unceded lands of the Yuggera and Turrbal people. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respects to Elders when we meet to learn and talk together in this place.