Public Forum: Rebuilding from the ground up

Melbourne: Tonight

Valerie Martin Napaljari and Chris Graham

Valerie Martin Napaljari and Chris Graham speak out against the Northern Territory Intervention

Rebuilding from the ground up ... the grassroots alternative to the failed Northern Territory Intervention

Tonight: 6:30pm Friday 8th July
Trades Hall, Corner of Lygon & Victoria Streets, Carlton

The Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective (MAIC) will host a public forum tonight featuring two opponents to the Gillard government’s Intervention into Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory – Warlpiri spokeswoman Valerie Martin Napaljari, and Tracker editor Chris Graham.

Rebuilding from the ground up - Forum Media Release Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective (MAIC)
Rebuilding from the ground up - Draft Document Intervention Rollback Action Group (IRAG)

Valerie Martin Napaljari lives in Yuendumu, one of the ‘hub’ towns under the government's Northern Territory Intervention. Valerie was recently in Darwin for the Prescribed Area People's Alliance launch of Rebuilding from the Ground Up, a document endorsed by many Aboriginal elders and representatives, which outlines the alternative to the Northern Territory Intervention.

Chris Graham is the managing editor of Tracker magazine, produced by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. He's the founding and former editor of the National Indigenous Times, and has written extensively about the Northern Territory intervention, in particular the false media reporting that led to the Little Children Are Sacred report. Chris has twice won the Human Rights Award for his Indigenous affairs writing, and has also won a Walkley Award and a Walkley High Commendation.

PUBLIC FORUM
Rebuilding from the ground up, the grassroots alternative to the failed Northern Territory Intervention
6.30pm Fri 8 July
Trades Hall
cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts Carlton
For further information contact:
MAIC spokesperson, Chris Peterson, phone 0431 311 520
MAIC spokesperson, James Brennan, phone 0422 743 573

Websites:
Rollback the Intervention
Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective