Invitation to a launch event for The Lancet special issue

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Invitation to a launch event for The Lancet special issue

Advancing racial and ethnic equity in science, medicine, and global health: Invitation to a launch event for The Lancet special issue

Dear community members,

The Mayi Kuwayu Study team invites you to a joint ANU and Lowitja Institute launch of The Lancet’s special issue: Advancing racial and ethnic equity in science, medicine, and global health.

The event will be held on Ngunawal Country, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre on ANU Campus (131 Garran Road, Acton, ACT 2601).

There will also be a live stream available.

The event will focus on racism within the Australian context, specifically the impacts of racism on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ wellbeing. Join us at the launch to learn about the new findings from the Mayi Kuwayu Study, featured in the upcoming special issue, and to hear ideas on what we can all be doing to combat racism.

When: 9:30AM-11:30AM AEDT on Wednesday 14 December

Where: Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU and online.

Register now

The event will be facilitated by Dan Bourchier (ABC) and host a number of speakers:

  • Uncle Wally Bell (Ngunawal) will provide a Welcome to Country Ceremony on behalf of the Ngunawal people.
  • Professor Ian Anderson (Palawa; ANU; The Lancet) and Dr Mabel Chew (The Lancet) will describe The Lancet’s commitment to racial and ethnic equity, editorial initiatives and actions.
  • Professor Ray Lovett (Ngiyampaa/Wongaibon; ANU) will present on the Mayi Kuwayu Study findings from the special issue.
  • Dr Janine Mohamed (Narrunga Kaurna; Lowitja Institute) will discuss the implications of the Mayi Kuwayu Study findings, interventions to reduce racism, and Lowitja Institute resources.
  • Panel discussion with Professor Peter Yu (Yawuru; ANU), Professor Tom Calma AO (Kungarakan/Iwaidja; University of Canberra), Dr Janine Mohamed (Narrunga Kaurna; Lowitja Institute), Professor Ian Anderson (Palawa; ANU; The Lancet), Dr Mabel Chew (The Lancet), and Professor Ray Lovett (Ngiyampaa/Wongaibon; ANU).

Please join us after the presentations for some light refreshments, and time to socialise and reflect.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact

From the Mayi Kuwayu Study Team

Please note: this is an archived report of an event that has already taken place. If you are interested in speaking to a member of our team regarding the Lancet article or this event, please contact us at