What is settler-colonialism and how does it structure race for everyone living in a settler-colony? What is white supremacy, and how does it play out for differently racialised and colonised peoples? What can decolonisation in a settler colony look like and how can we work transnationally to fight for decolonisation and justice?
Through this discussion we hope to emerge with a more nuanced and informed understanding of how settler-colonialism operates, of how migrants are both co-opted into pursuing colonialism and are subjected to colonialism’s racism, and of what we can be doing to take effective action towards decolonisation.
The event will be moderated and allow time for q&a.
Orly Noy is a Mizrahi (Jews from Middle Eastern countries) journalist and activist who is over here on a speaking tour organised by the AJDS. This year she was one of 50 prominent Mizrahi Jews in Israel who filed a petition to the the Israeli High Court of Justice against the Nation State Law, stating it “erases their cultural legacy and perpetuates injustices against both them and Palestinian citizens of Israel.” More info on Orly’s tour: http://bit.ly/OrlyTour
Aunty Viv Malo is a community radio broadcaster at 3CR. She is a Gooniyandi woman living on Wurundjeri land.
Fatima Mawas is a film maker and writer who has been active in Indigenous solidarity and decolonisation work in Muslim and Arab communities. She is involved in Muslims say no to invasion day and produced this short video about invasion day in Arabic.
Micaela Sahhar is an Australian-Palestinian researcher and writer. She holds a doctorate from the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include narrative appropriation, comparative settler colonialism, and questions of identity in settler societies.
Moderated by Jordy Silverstein: Jordy Silverstein is a committee member of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) who are hosting Orly Noy on a speaking tour. She is writer and postdoctoral research fellow in history at Melbourne University.
For further info about Orly Noy and her Australian tour please visit:: http://bit.ly/OrlyTour
Venue is wheelchair accessible.
Please contact Yael on 0423 234 069 or [email protected] for any accessibility requirements or questions.
All $ goes towards covering costs, and any profits will be given to the family of Tanya Day, who died while in police custody. The Day family have applied to include systemic racism as a factor in her death.
This event takes place on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people, of the Kulin nation. The location of the event in Flagstaff gardens is Brejerrenewyn in the local language, and is a site of cultural significance. We would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the peoples of this land, to their elders, past, present and emerging. We hope that this event offers a useful contribution in our continued work to decolonise and centre Indigenous sovereignty.