Insider: Mr Ray Jackson 2013 Laureate Human Rights Winner

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Image souce: Indigenous Social Justice Association president Ray Jackson (Source: Rachel Evans)

Image souce: Indigenous Social Justice Association president Ray Jackson (Source: Rachel Evans)

Ray Jackson is a social justice advocate and stalwart. He is a former child of the Stolen Generations, and the president of the Indigenous Social Justice Association. His organisation, have been honoured with a major French human rights award.

While Mr Jackson fought for issues such as the rights of the marginalised and asylum seekers, he has also defended families of Aboriginal citizens deceased while in detention.

“Since 1987 I’ve been working with death and custody families for justice, and taking the police on, and taking the jails,” said Mr Jackson.

At the screening of the film ‘Utopia’, I was given the opportunity to speak to Ray about his organisation and his advocacy:

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