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Teila Watson on What’s Not in the Past


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What are the connections and causes of genocide and ecocide in so called “australia”? This is one of the pressing questions raised in Teila Watson’s essay The Intrinsic Connections between Ecocide and Genocide. Join us for a discussion on the importance of truth telling, ecological and social governance, and disabling white supremacy within climate change discussions.

The  Di Gribble Argument 2021 is a full day of events held at the Malthouse Outdoor Stage featuring a broad range of First Nations speakers discussing and reflecting on the ideas raised in essays by authors Bruce Pascoe and Victor Steffensen and writer, poet, singer and performer, Teila Watson. Through panels, performance and music, the events and  essays will encourage multi-generational public dialogue that empowers individuals to engage with environmental action.  


This event will be Auslan interpreted.

The bookseller for this event is Readings.

The Di Gribble Argument 2021 is proudly supported by Creative Partnerships Australia.

The Saturday Paper and Triple R are media partners of The Di Gribble Argument 2021: Brave Old World event series



Teila Watson

Also known as ‘Ancestress’, Teila Watson is a BirriGubba and Gangulu writer, poet, singer, and performer whose art practice revolves around climate change, ecological and social sustainability and therefore the importance of Land Rights and First Nations sovereignty.

Neil Morris

Neil Morris is a Yorta Yorta yiyirr. A poet, musician, community based activist, broadcaster. Known notably for his music project DRMNGNOW and indefatigable advocacy work around First Nations, rights, culture and country. Morris has made a significant mark within the decolonial movement in so called... Read more


Malthouse Outdoor Stage

113 Sturt Street Southbank Victoria 3006

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