JCU students, along with the Townsville community recently came together in a peaceful rally to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
With Black Lives Matter protests gripping the USA following the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody, the spotlight has since been brought back to Australia and the number of Indigenous deaths in custody.
Hundreds of people turned out for the Townsville's Black Lives Matter rally at Strand Park, with a number of JCU students showing their support for the campaign. A welcome to country, smoking ceremony and Indigenous led story session were all part of the event.
Check out our JCU students showing their support below.
This week our very own Nursing graduate, Tahnia-Maree Ah Kit, received the video call of a lifetime. Tahnia-Maree, along with two of her colleagues from Gidgee Healing in Mount Isa were honoured by the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Sophie the Countess of Wessex.
Kate and Sophie thanked the nurses for their 'incredible work' on International Nurses' Day.
Tahnia-Maree graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2019, and was also one of the IERC's student ambassadors during her time at JCU. When speaking to the Royals, Tahnia-Maree claims, "We are feeling the love".
In a time where people are being forced to isolate themselves from friends and family, one this is helping bring people close together - MUSIC.
Originating in Brisbane in 2017, the social organisation Pub Choir drew hundreds of people together to learn harmonies and record popular songs in various pubs. This has now evolved to Couch Choir, where videos of different harmonies are posted to a Facebook group and people are encouraged to record themselves singing at home. Thousands of people are joining in on this phenomenon with videos coming in from 18 different countries.