More than 474 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in police and prison custody since the royal commission was handed down in 1991. Wayne Fella Morrison was one of them. He died in 2016 following an alleged altercation with more than 14 prison officers.

Hear Wayne’s story in this powerful talk, as his sibling Latoya Aroha Rule uncovers our nation’s history of policing and incarceration and learn how these injustices continue in Australia today.

Join Latoya as they investigate the ongoing brutality against First Nations peoples and how this can be addressed through the #BlackLivesMatter movement, abolition and decolonisation.

The talk will be opened with a special poetry reading by Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna person Dominic Guerrera.


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Latoya Aroha Rule

Latoya Aroha Rule
Aboriginal and Māori, Takatāpui person, Latoya Aroha Rule. Image: Supplied by Latoya Aroha Rule
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Latoya Aroha Rule is an Aboriginal and Māori, Takatāpui person residing on stolen Gadigal land, Sydney. They’re a PhD candidate at the University of Technology Sydney, an educator, freelance writer and organiser of #JusticeforFella.

In 2020 they were named as one of five global 'Guardians of the Year' in Time Magazine's 'People of the Year' edition, and were also named as one of Deloitte's Top 50 LGBTQI+ Leaders of Australia.


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