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The Future of Black Lives Matter (sold out)

Wednesday August 5, 2020
18:00 - 20:00
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Reflecting on recent events around the world and the Black Lives Matter movement, this will be an in-depth discussion focusing on race relations, diversity and inclusion.

This is a conversation for BIPOC people and their allies. It is a space to learn, to hear stories, to connect with others, and to encourage greater, and deeper, conversation about racism within our communities.

This event will be facilitated by Sisonke Msimang, with speakers Ron Bradfield Jnr, Colin Archibald, and Kylie Bracknell. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tanesha Bennell will no longer be joining the panel.

Delivered in collaboration with Eleven Consulting, and made possible with generous funding from Beaufort Rotary Club. This event will be held at Claisebrook Design Community.



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Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang is the author of 'Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home' and 'The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela'. She is a South African writer whose work is focussed on race, gender and democracy. She has written for a range of international publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, Newsweek and Al Jazeera. Sisonke is an oral storytelling trainer at the Centre for Stories, and curator of Perth Festival's Literature & Ideas program. 

Ron Bradfield Jnr

Ron Bradfield Jnr is a saltwater man from Bardi Country, north of Broome, but grew up in Geraldton, WA. He now calls Whadjuk Boodjar his home. As the CYO (Chief Yarning Officer) of Yarns R Us, Ron facilitates cultural conversations across all levels of our communities, helping Australians to revisit and explore their own personal stories, so as to better consider their own connections to this place. Ron is also a storyteller and a maker of things; he has worked in and around the arts across remote, regional and metropolitan Western Australia for 15 years, often supporting the development of artists as they explore the ways in which they can grow and share their creative practices.

Tanesha Bennell

Tanesha Bennell is a young, proud Whadjuk Noongar woman. She has been involved in activism since she was 13, having worked on local junior councils and youth advisory groups in an effort to create positive spaces and provide resources for young Indigenous mobs. Tanesha is passionate about elevating the voices of marginalised communities, and advocating equal opportunity, particularly because she has witnessed so many of her own mob go without access to opportunity based on their race. Together with a group of other activists, Tanesha recently co-founded Boorloo Justice, a grass-roots community organisation led by majority Bla(c)k youth who are campaigning the Black Lives Matter Movement in WA.

Colin Archibald

Colin was born to migrant parents from Jamaica, and spent his formative years in London. He has been living in Perth for the past 14 years, where he supports businesses to retain, support, and empower employees from culturally diverse backgrounds through his consultancy, Eleven Consulting. He also works for the Education Department as a youth support worker at a local high school. 

Kylie Bracknell

Kylie Bracknell (formerly Kylie Farmer) [Kaarljilba Kaardn] is an Aboriginal Australian actor, writer, TV presenter and theatre director from the south west of Western Australia – the Nyungar nation. As an actor, Kylie has appeared in a variety of television, film, and theatre productions. She was also co-artistic director for the large scale Welcome To Country event as a part of the 2006 Perth International Arts Festival. Kylie co-wrote the short film Main Actors and has translated selected Shakespearean sonnets into the Nyungar language for a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe in London as part of their Globe to Globe festival (2012).

Claisebrook Design Community

25 Gladstone Street

Perth, WA 6000

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