REMEMBERING JOHN PAT: STOP DEATHS IN CUSTODY – CASTLEMAINE

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REMEMBERING JOHN PAT: STOP DEATHS IN CUSTODY – CASTLEMAINE
My respect goes to the 20 or so people who came to support this action in Castlemaine.
We heard about the state of incarceration of Indigenous people in this continent, some stories of those who have been killed or died in custody, read the late Elder Jack Davis’ powerful poem for John Pat, signed a petition, wrote in cards to send to the families of some of those who have passed away and sang for the men and women who have died in custody and the mothers who mourn. A song adapted from Bernice Johnson Reagan’s song for Ella – ‘We who believe in freedom cannot rest, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes. Til the killing of a Black man, Black mothers son, is as important as the killing of a white man, white mothers son. We who believe in freedom cannot rest, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes…’.
REMEMBER RALLY TO STOP ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY 12 NO0N STATE LIBRARY MELBOURNE – TOMORROW 28TH SEPTEMBER 2013
Thankyou to those who sent their apologies and best wishes: Rick Nelson, Cath Ryan, Melissa, Colin, Harkirat Singh and others …
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