In this session, our panellists will unpack the complexities of racial identities and ask if race is skin deep. Who is ‘black’ in Australia today? Who is Asian-Australian? Who is ‘white’? And where do race and religion overlap when it comes to identity? And is it really possible, or desirable, to be colour-blind?
Santilla Chingaipe is a journalist, filmmaker and author, whose work explores colonialism, slavery, and post-colonial migration in Australia. Chingaipe’s first book of non-fiction detailing the untold stories of African convicts, is forthcoming, and the critically acclaimed documentary inspired by... Read more
Yassir Morsi is a researcher at the International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding at the University of South Australia.
Mridula Nath Chakraborty is the Deputy Director of the Monash Asia Institute. Her projects include Australia-India Literatures International Forum (Finalist at the Federal Government’s Australian Arts in Asia Awards 2013) and Literary Commons!: Writing Australia-India in the Asian century with Dal... Read more
Luke Pearson is the founder of Indigenous media organisation IndigenousX. He is an editor, writer, consultant and public speaker.
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