Meg Cotter and Richard Dove of Wyndham Community and Education Centre were recently awarded a Police Community Exemplary Award at the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence, for their project Wyndham Citizen’s Academy: A Walk through Justice.
The Public Pedagogies Institute would like to congratulate Meg and Richard for their great work and the recognition it has received.
The project will also be discussed in their presentation at our upcoming conference Walking and Talking Public Pedagogies, November 28-29, 2019. Details here
A video of the Wyndham Citizens’ Academy Graduation, recorded and developed by Victoria Police, can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/eyewatchwyndham/videos/vb.134404370080550/418695362089395/?type=3&theater
“Wyndham Citizen’s Academy: A Walk through Justice is a ground-breaking program, led by Wyndham Community and Education Centre, which provided fifteen culturally diverse community leaders, residing in Wyndham, with a first-hand of experience of Victoria’s Justice System. From Victoria’s State Parliament to the Sunshine Magistrates Court; from Wyndham North Police Station to the Metropolitan Remand Centre – and even The Age Newspaper – these dynamic leaders experienced it all.”
A short documentary outlining the project can also be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxGwjjPxagg