On Speaking Out radio show

I was on the panel, wrapping up the week's news, for Speaking Out with Larissa Behrendt. You can hear it here: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/speakingout/john-paterson---amsant-chief-executive/7698942

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Interview with Let’s Talk

Amy Mcquire is an amazing journalist and I always love talking with her on 98.9FM's Let's Talk radio program. Here is the interview where we talked about Pauline Hanson, Islamophobia, solidarity and Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. You can listen to it here: https://player.fm/series/lets-talk-on-989fm/eugenia-flynn

Danger Asians panel discussion

Super excited to be on this panel for Footscray Community Arts' West Writers Forum! The panel is called Danger Asians and here's a great write up (in which I talk about Pauline Hanson, power dynamics in arts and literary industries, growing up Aboriginal-Chinese and then becoming Muslim). http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/west-writers-forums-danger-asians-debate-explores-the-perils-of-pauline-hanson-20160721-gqat7y.html "It's about tastemaking. If the people who … Continue reading Danger Asians panel discussion

On justice for refugees and power dynamics

I wrote this for Right Now about the pro-refugee movement and the toxic power dynamics within this movement. Justice is achieved through empowering the vulnerable by Eugenia Flynn To change the status quo of power in society, we must privilege the voices of those directly impacted so we don’t lose sight of why we campaign … Continue reading On justice for refugees and power dynamics

The Changing Nature of Racism

I wrote about the changing nature of racism from overt to covert, here. Enjoy the read... Here is a confronting example: while race-based legislation may be gone, Aboriginal children are being removed from their families at a higher rate than ever before. While the majority of Australians condemn overt racism, Aboriginal children are quietly being taken away … Continue reading The Changing Nature of Racism