De-activating colonialism & Decolonising activism

Activate the decolonisation process and you end up with a treaty!” - Robbie Thorpe

Tuesday 31 August 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
MAYSAR Gym, 184-186 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Light refreshments provided

RSVP: limited numbers. clarelan@deakin.edu.au 0409 352 297

*Robbie Thorpe, Gunai & Maar Nations, voice of Treaty Republic and Black GST
will host a panel of speakers:

*Sina Brown-Davis, Indigenous Activist  & Mum from Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara

*Peter Lewis, non-Indigenous, Chair of ANTaR Victoria (Working for Land Justice and Reconciliation)

*Gary Foley, member of the Gumbaynggirr Nation, historian, lecturer and activist

Discussion of:

  • What are the pitfalls and dangers for non-Indigenous people’s involvement in supporting Indigenous struggles?
  • non-Indigenous people want to help but don’t know how
  • How can we get better value out of our activists? Make the best use of their time and energy?
  • How can we take control of our lives with the support of conscientious Australians?
  • Let’s come up with a guide/protocol for activists Our energy is taken up educating generation after generation of non-Indigenous people

A community forum for reflection and action in connection with Clare Land’s PhD research, which tries to spread and deepen conversations about how non-Indigenous people support Indigenous struggles. Clare will be analysing the forum and providing copies to the community.

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