On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Roj Amedi a Kurdish woman who first came to Australia as a humanitarian refugee in the 1990s. Roj Amedi is the Senior Human Rights and Racial Justice Campaigner at GetUp! She is leading Color Code, a movement and platform for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and migrant communities to advocate and campaign for racial justice. Boe asks Roj about the campaign she works on After helping stop the changes to 18c in the Racial Discrimination Act and the unfair changes to the citizenship in 2017, Color Code is organising and campaigning on issues such as deaths in custody, migrant rights, and about to launch their #NoRacismInPolitics campaign during the upcoming 2018 Victorian state election.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe and Kaava speak with Dean Parkin from Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity, Last year Dean was heavily involved in what is now known as The Statement From The Heart in Uluru which was attended by 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from around the country who all were involved in local discussion in their own communities. The gathering called for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice which would be able to speak to Parliament, and the establishment of a Makarrata Commission which would lay the foundation for a Treaty between federal and state governments and the First Nations.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Uncle Col and Heather Burke form Flinders University. We talked about the Native Mounted Police research, Heather is undertaking in QLD with the guidance of Uncle Col and other First Nations people.
Today we were joined by migaloo correspondent Imojen with J to yarn news, the Bachelor and Goat Yoga.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Ramone Close, Jade North and Kirrily Phillips. Ramone Close is the founder of the Australian Indigenous Football Championship that is being held in Logan city next month from the 8th to the 10th of November, Jade North captained Brisbane Roar and played a key part in the 14/15 premiership and championship double. This is Kirrily Phillips is the Manager and Founder of Jinda Magic and play for AC Carina. All the guest spoke about the excitement of the upcoming Australian Indigenous Football Championship and the need for more Aboriginal involvement in the sport.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Kira Knight young Yorta Yorta person who host and started a Facebook page called “Beautiful Talented and Deadly Plus Memes & Politics” that has a following of 6 thousand people, Kira talked about wanting to create a safe space for LGBTIQ Aboriginal people online.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Phil Mairu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organiser at the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and he is also Queensland and NT organiser for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit. On the program this morning we talked about racism in the education sector and the sad reality of preparing our children for a life with racism.
Larissa Baldwin joins Boe Spearim to talk about her new role with Get Up and the campaigns she plans to push against mining.
From sports to politics the Wild Black Women get wild this week and are joined in the studio with frontline warrior from FISTT sister Gwenda Stanley.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Luke Pearson Founder and CEO of Indigenous X a Twitter profile with over 41 thousand followers and 400 host.
At Indigenous X they actively challenge stereotypes of the Indigenous community.
IndigenousX are utilising the opportunities of the emerging digital ecosystem, the hosts become publishers, distributors and creators of news and information.