A short message from Judy about her October visit to the US:

“Hi all, I was working with Humanity United, to help develop a new philanthropic funding approach. We had people from South Africa, Nigeria, South America, Northern Ireland, and so on who have all had major projects designed to address high level trauma violence and conflict.

This week I am in Boston, having talks with the team from the Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma – Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery. Today I gave a presentation to the team College for Expressive Arts Therapies, at Lesley University which is on the Harvard site.”

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson is a Jiman (central west Queensland) and Bundjalung (northern New South Wales) woman, with Anglo-Celtic and German heritage.

Her academic contributions to the understanding of trauma related issues stemming from the violence of colonisation and the healing/recovery of Indigenous peoples from such trauma has won her the Carrick Neville Bonner Award in 2006 for her curriculum development and innovative teaching practice.

Judy will be joining us for Three days in November 2015 17-19th at Penrith Panthers for a series of workshops and a forum.