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Dangerous Fictions

Marcia Langton
Chaired by Stan Grant
Thu 10 September 7:00pm FODI DIGITAL LIVE STREAM
Thu 10 September 7:00pm FODI DIGITAL LIVE STREAM
No one has a monopoly on truth when it comes to the past and present lives of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. Conservatives tend to deny that Indigenous peoples should have special status in the Constitution. Progressives tend to turn a blind eye to the profound dysfunction that plagues so many Indigenous communities Рand refuse to accept that Indigenous people want and deserve all of the benefits of the modern world. Marcia Langton is a fearless truth-teller who challenges the dangerous orthodoxies of a society that seems incapable of making peace with the truth of its own past.
It seems that every generation needs to be told why Black Lives Matter. Here we are again.
Marcia Langton

Marcia Langton

Prof Dr Marcia Langton AO is a descendant of the Iman people of Queensland. She is anthropologist and geographer, and since 2000 has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, and is the Associate Provost. She has published in the fields of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements and engagement with the minerals industry, and Indigenous culture and art. Marcia has contributed to policy development, and been a public intellectual and advocate for Aboriginal rights.


Stan Grant

Stan Grant is ABC’s Global Affairs and Indigenous Affairs Analyst. He is one of Australia’s most respected and awarded journalists, with more than 30 years experience in radio and television news and current affairs. Prior to taking up his latest role Stan served for a decade as a Senior International Correspondent for CNN in Asia and the Middle East, broadcasting to an audience of millions around the world. Stan is an award winning and bestselling author of several books and has contributed articles to many major Australian newspapers, magazines and journals.