The annual Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration
In 2019, the Oration will be delivered by Professor Marcia Langton AM, in commemoration of the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages.
The Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration is held each year to commemorate the outstanding work of one of ECCV’s founders, Walter Lippmann, who was a strong advocate, over a long period of time, for many issues relating to ethnic communities within Victoria and throughout Australia.
This year the Oration will be delivered by Professor Marcia Langton AM, in commemoration of the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages.
Professor Langton is an anthropologist and geographer, and since 2000 has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She has produced a large body of knowledge in the areas of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements and engagement with the minerals industry, and Indigenous culture and art.
Professor Langton’s 2012 Boyer lectures titled: The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom is one of her contributions to public debate, and have added to her influence and reputation in government and private sector circles.
In 1993, she was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work in anthropology and the advocacy of Aboriginal rights.
ECCV is honoured to have Professor Langton, an outstanding Australian, present this major oration.
Previous presenters of the oration have included eminent barrister and human rights activist Julian Burnside AO QC, former head of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs and former Justice of the High Court of Australia, The Honourable Michael Kirby AC.
We thank the Lippmann family for their ongoing support.
Special thanks to our major Partner: Language Loop
Thanks to our event sponsors: City of Melbourne and the Victorian Multicultural Commission
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We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.