Racism in sport - forum

NRL chief David Gallop joins panel of experts to discuss racism in Australian sport at a UNSW public forum on Wednesday, 8 September.

NRL chief executive David Gallop and Race and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes will join some of Australia's leading indigenous experts and sports commentators to discuss racism in Australian sport at a public forum at the University of New South Wales next week (Wednesday, 8 September).

This forum will explore the nature of racism in sport, and what the various sporting codes - in particular the NRL - are doing to address the problem. It follows the highly publicised media coverage of Timana Tahu's decision to walk out of the NSW State of Origin team as a protest against racist remarks made by a member of the coaching staff.

The forum is an initiative of the Indigenous Law Centre (ILC) at UNSW's Faculty of Law. The evening will be facilitated by ILC Director, Megan Davis.

Panelists include:

The forum will be open to questions from the audience following the panel discussion.

What: Racism in Sport - free public forum
When: 6:00-8:00pm Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Where: The Law Theatre, Law Building, University of New South Wales, Kensington campus

Seats are limited and RSVP is essential to Janette Murdoch by 2 September 2010 at ilc@unsw.edu.au or 02 9385 2252

For more information: http://www.ilc.unsw.edu.au/

Media contact: Steve Offner, UNSW Media Office | 02 9385 8107 | 0424 580 208 |