National Talkblack 290421

National Talkblack 290421

We had:

Shakira Clanton, an Indigenous actor and singer talking about her taking the stage at Darlinghurst Theatre to share stories from her extraordinary life in ‘Still, I Rise’, a memorable evening of live music, yarning and laughs. ‘Still, I Rise’ traverses a range of Clanton’s life experiences; from the racism and sexism she’s faced as a woman of colour in the creative industry, the lessons her single mother tried to impart on her as a teenager, to getting hitched in 2019 and spending the first of marriage in lockdown with her new husband.

Hannah Yared, Psychologist, PhD candidate and lead author of the research paper “How does race play out in schools? A scoping review and thematic analysis of racial issues in Australian schools.” Hannah talks about the research found. “Children are capable of discussing issues of racism in the classroom and with friends, but parents and teachers are actively avoiding these conversations.”

Lockhart River Mayor Wayne Butcher talking about how Lockhart River is isolated yet again. Day three of no phones and no internet connection in Lockhart River has left the Mayor fuming and furious at Telstra for dragging their heels about putting an end to communications issue in the Cape York community.

Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Craig Crawford MP talking about the Treaty Advancement Committee meeting in Cairns today.

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