Gifting Portrait of Dunghutti Elder Leetona Dungay to the National Justice Project and the Jumbunna Institute
The 2023 Freilich Arts/Media and Activism Fellow, Liz Deep-Jones, and We Bleed The Same photographer, Tim Bauer, designer, Brenda Dwyer, and production manager Izabella Deep-Jones, joined with the extraordinary human rights lawyer, George Newhouse and his team at the National Justice Project and the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Research and Education at UTS to combat racism and work together to champion human rights.
“My team and I wanted to recognise NJP and Jumbunna’s continuous fight for justice for First Nations families who have lost loved ones in a death in custody and their commitment to driving systemic change and equity for all," said Liz.
At the gifting ceremony in NJP’s office at UTS, Tim Bauer's stunning portrait of Dunghutti Elder, Leetona Dungay, whose 26-year-old son, David Dungay Jnr, died in custody in 2015.
“Together with the Jumbunna Institute we have been working with Leetona to take her fight to the United Nations. This [portrait] will inspire us to keep fighting for justice for Leetona and all the families who have lost loved ones in custody,” said George Newhouse, Principal Solicitor at NJP.
Dunghutti Elder, Leetona Dungay said, “I won’t stop speaking out until I get justice.”
The We Bleed the Same team also announced its support for Tech 4 Justice, a national complaint directory for people who experience discrimination, injustice or harm, and Call It Out, a First Nations racism register. These platforms were designed by Jumbunna and NJP to report racism and discrimination.
The next We Bleed The Same exhibition will open on June 10 for 2 weeks at the Woollahra Library , First Floor, 451 New South Head Rd, Double Bay, Sydney.