Beyond the Bars

“Why is it that Australia’s indigenous peoples are the most imprisoned people per capita in the world? To hear the answers to that question, you need to tune in to Beyond the Bars.” – Kutcha Edwards, local singer/songwriter and one of the founders of the Beyond the Bars project

This week is NAIDOC Week and there are plenty of celebrations happening across Australia. Click here to see what’s on near you.

Here in Victoria tune into 3CR community radio from today until Friday 6 July to hear Australia’s only live prison broadcast – Beyond the Bars. You’ll hear Indigenous prisoners sharing their stories, songs, opinions and poems live from six Victorian prisons.

The broadcast is simulcast on 3KnD 1503AM and if you’re not in Victoria you can also tune in through 3CR Digital and streaming online.

NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia in July each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week 2012 is from 1 to 8 July.

Beyond the Bars is funded by Victoria Law Foundation, Community Broadcasting Foundation, the City of Melbourne, and Corrections Victoria, Department of Justice.

Looking for funding for your own legal project?
Each year, we fund projects about the law that benefit Victorians. Your project could be one of them. Applications for our next round of general grants close 12 September 2012. Small grants are available year round, if your project budget is less than $5000.

Contact our Grants and Awards Manager on 03 9604 8100 to talk about your project or idea, and to find out more about the support we offer to grant applicants. Or read about other general grants awarded by the Foundation.

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