Not Racist, But …: The Media and Racism
How does a person’s race or religion frame how the way they’re portrayed in the media? How do news narratives perpetuate racism?
In this panel – the final in a series of four talks curated by Santilla Chingaipe – Karen Farquharson, Usha Rodrigues, Anthony Kelly and Oishee Alam discuss racial sensationalism and stereotype in the Australian news today.
Your President, Eileen Myles
After more than 40 years in New York, Eileen Myles still reads with that broad Boston accent and remains fascinated by ideas of the constructed self. That self has been variously described as 'queer feminist literary icon', 'underground punk poet' and even, in Myles's own ironic formulation, 'your President'.
An undeniable, unclassifiable and prolific talent, Eileen Myles writes poetry, fiction…
Books and Ideas at Montalto
Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Michael Mohammed Ahmad is a writer whose novels explore Australia’s smouldering tribalism – found as much within its communities as between them – eschewing clichés and easy, feel-good conclusions.
His first novel, The Tribe, introduced readers to the complex family life of protagonist Bani Adam, a young boy from a religious Lebanese Muslim family in western Sydney. In The Lebs…
Bottom Dollar: Welfare Quarantining in Remote Australia
Cashless Debit Card (CDC) regimes have been operating in Ceduna, South Australia, and East Kimberley, Western Australia, since 2016. Under these schemes, welfare recipients receive most of their income pre-loaded onto restrictive debit cards that can’t be used for the purchase of gambling or alcohol products, or to withdraw cash.
Proponents say welfare quarantining protects children and vulnerable people from…
The Wheeler Centre
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire: Patricia Cornelius
For the 2018 Wheeler Centre Gala Night of Storytelling, we invited our speakers to probe a blazing, hot topic: the power of the written word and the loaded tenets of speech.
When do words inspire and when do they incite? When is speech free, and when is it hateful? Fighting words, funny words, insulting words and incendiary words – for better or for worse, language moves us and it matters.
In a speech not for the faint-hearted, playwright Patricia Cornelius makes a case for coarse language – 'a wild thing, ugly, maddening, hilarious, inarticulate, rude, profane' – and against 'cleaning up' the voices of young actors in the theatre.
(Obviously, this episode includes liberal use of strong language. You've been warned!)
Patricia Cornelius at the Wheeler Centre Gala 2018 — Photo: Jon Tjhia
Not Racist, But …
The Media and Racism
How does a person’s race or religion frame how the way they’re portrayed in the media? How do news narratives perpetuate racism? In the final session, our panellists will discuss racial sensationalism and stereotype in the Australian news today.Also in this series 12 May 2018 Past event
Not Racist, But …Indigenous Australia and Racism / Race & multiculturalism
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