RISE PRESENTS: FIRST NATIONS AND REFUGEES SOLIDARITY PANEL DISCUSSION
As an extension of our ongoing work and last year’s #SovereigntySanctuary launch event at the foot of Parliament House of Victoria, RISE will host a panel discussion between First Nation People and Refugees who have sought protection in Australia (16/09/2017, 2pm, State Library, Melbourne).
The discussion aims to critically address the current and historical treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and refugees who are coming to seek protection via boats. It seeks to discuss what grassroots solidarity movements, self-determination and community organising has looked like and might look like in order to create meaningful, sustainable movements that challenge colonialism, border imperialism and white supremacy.
All panelists including the host have committed a number of years towards solidarity work and organising campaigns for their own community groups on a grassroots level. Additionally, everyone involved in the panel discussion are from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background as well as refugees and ex-detainees who have sought protection in Australia.
Limited Tickets Are Available
All proceeds from this event will be donated to Curtain The Podcast
As refugees, asylum seekers and ex detainees in Australia, we acknowledge that the land we seek protection on is the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples where sovereignty was never ceded. RISE fully support First Nations sovereignty, self-determination and we stand in solidarity with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of so-called Australia.