Close the Gap Day - This Thursday (March 16)

@JCU Close the Gap Day - This Thursday (March 16)

Close the Gap Day - This Thursday (March 16)

This Thursday, March 16 is Close the Gap Day.

Closing the gap is a strategy that aims to reduce Indigenous disadvantage with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement, and employment outcomes.

Below is a link to a video by Oxfam. Please share the video to spread awareness of this important day.

https://www.oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/indigenous-australia/national-close-the-gap-day/

And this is the YouTube link to 2016 Close the Gap Video featuring JCU’s Dr. Lynore K. Geia, Academic Lead – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Health and Dr Raymond Blackman (JCU Alumni) on Palm Island  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tZaTf21D64