17 December, 2014
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Ride.
Led by Charles Perkins, who with other University of Sydney Students, travelled to country towns across NSW to protest and highlight the inequality and segregation that Aboriginal people suffered in 1965.
The Freedom Ride bought the plight of Aboriginal people to national attention for the first time and led to major social changes in NSW and across the country including the NSW Land Rights Act.
NSWALC will be partnering with the University of Sydney and the Charles Perkins Trust to commemorate this historic event in Dubbo, Moree, Walgett and Kempsey with more information to follow shortly.
To promote community awareness of this important moment in Australian history in the lead up to anniversary events, the Charles Perkins Trust is offering libraries, high schools and community groups a FREE copy of the television documentary about the Freedom Ride.
To get your copy, please send details of the organisation/school/group you belong to, together with your name and mailing address to Rachel Perkins at email@example.com.