Moondani Balluk (embrace people) Indigenous Academic Unit
Karen Jackson is a Yorta Yorta woman, a Footscray resident and Director of the Moondani Balluk at Victoria University. Karen is an advocate for culturally safe spaces that enable Aboriginal people to aspire to personal, family and community goals; land rights and the recognition of Sovereign Peoples; and the delivery of relevant educational and community-based programs by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people.
She has held membership in the Ilbijerri Theatre Co-operative, Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, the Western Metropolitan Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group, and the Western Metropolitan Regional Aboriginal
Justice Advisory Committee. She is currently Co-Chair of the Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre Committee and the Footprints for Success Early Years Project.
Karen is also a current member of FCAC’s Indigenous Advisory Group.