Dr Donna-Lee Frieze will be Guest Speaker at the Darebin Ethnic Communities Council (DECC) annual event to commemorate all victims of genocide and genocidal acts. The 2017 ceremony will take place on 9 December and include a procession and reflection at the outdoor Darebin Community Monument, gifted by the DECC to Darebin and the people of Australia. This outdoor ceremony will be followed by a public lecture held indoors.
Dr Frieze is a Genocide studies scholar, specializing in memory and aftermath studies. She is the editor and transcriber of Raphael Lemkin’s autobiography, Totally Unofficial (Yale University Press, 2013) and co-author with Steven Cooke of The Interior of Our Memories’: A History of Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre, (Hybrid, 2015). Donna is the past First Vice-President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and a current member of the Advisory Board and a Board member for the Institute for the Study of Genocide, New York University.