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Showing Up: First Nations Advocacy and Protest

‘Mob are doing the work… and theorising race on the run because of the urgency in this place when it comes to racial violence.’

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All over Australia, First Nations people are advocating for change in their fields, whether that be journalism and media, culture and the arts, health and legal services, or family members working to end deaths in custody.

At this event recorded live on Wurundjeri Country at the Wheeler Centre for NAIDOC Week 2022, we heard about the power and impact of First Nations campaigning, advocacy and protest.

Host and Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service CEO Nerita Waight was joined by academic and author of Another Day in the Colony Chelsea Watego; hip hop musician and youth mentor Johnathan Binge aka Caution; and Apryl Day, daughter of Aunty Tanya Day and founder of the Dhadjowa Foundation, to share and discuss their experiences of creating change through advocacy and protest.

The bookseller for this event was Readings.

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.

Featured music is ‘Living In A Fantasy’ by Purple Rhombus. Artwork by Dixon Patten.

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