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Meriki Onus

So, what if we didn’t have prisons?


Meriki Onus is a Gunnai and Gunditjmara woman who grew in Gippsland. Meriki is currently doing policy and advocacy at Djirra. She also has significant experience in campaigning in community on issues such as deaths in custody, youth detention, racism and more recently the Djapwurrung trees. Meriki is also a co-founder of Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance and is one of the organisers of Melbourne Invasion Day ‘Abolish Australia Day’ rally. She is passionate about transformative justice and abolition in her community.

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So, what if we didn’t have prisons?

Prisons may seem like a necessary part of our criminal justice system, but can we imagine a future where incarceration is a thing of the past?

Tuesday 21 May, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

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