Sovereignty in the Time of the Voice

Conferences & public forums


6:30pm to 8:30pm Thursday 28 September


The Capitol, RMIT University
113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne VIC 3000


Dive into the heart of First Nations empowerment with our thought-provoking panel, "Sovereignty in the Time of the Voice". Uniting fierce and impassioned First Nations leaders and activists, we delve into the fight for First Nations justice against the backdrop of the colonial system attempting to diminish our power. Come join us as we explore the dynamics of real Sovereignty and the struggle for true Self-Determination while challenging a system that aims to assimilate us.


- M.C: Shiralee Hood

- Chelsea Watego, Professor of Indigenous Health, QUT

- Lidia Thorpe, Independent Senator for Victoria

- Keiran Stewart-Assheton, President of the Black Peoples Union

The panel discussion will be followed by a short Q&A. Attendees may submit a question to the panel at the time of ticket purchase, however we may not be able to get through all questions.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are on a sliding scale basis via the link.

This event is a fundraiser for The Blak Sovereign Movement. There will be opportunities to donate throughout the evening.

This event takes place on the Lands of the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Nations. Always Was Always Will Be Aboriginal Land.

Organised by the Black Peoples Union and Renegade Activists.


Enter The Capitol Arcade from Swanston Street or Howie Place. Halfway through the arcade there’s a lift (between the jeweller and the dry cleaner). Take the lift up to The Capitol’s Foyer level. From the Foyer, a separate lift provides access to the Theatre, Salon and Lounge levels inside The Capitol.

There are a number of accessible parking spaces located on Little Collins and surrounding streets. Parking is also available at a number of nearby car parks, including Fed Square car park, which has accessible car spaces on each level.

Wheelchair accessible amenities are located on the Foyer level. Facilities include a baby change area.

The Capitol Theatre has eight accessible spaces, accompanied by eight companion seats. Four of these spaces are accessible from the Foyer level. The remaining four spaces are accessible from the Salon level (Level 3) via the lift.
Please ask our front of house staff for directions or to accompany you to one of these spaces if assistance is required.

Hearing Loop
The Capitol is equipped with a hearing loop throughout the building. Please ask our front of house staff for assistance if required.

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