In the middle of the blacklash

I’ve been thinking recently about when I read Susan Faludi’s Backlash decades (OMG!! Decades!?!?!) ago and it made sense. The tl;dr version of course is the more they react and the more they kick and scream, the bigger the change underway. (For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction?)

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Resources for NAIDOC Week

A little bit of shameless self-promotion in today’s blog post. We made these for The Critical Classroom (www.criticalclassroom.com). They’re for sale. The little bit we make from sales all helps to support the work we do. Would love if you shared it around. Continue reading “Resources for NAIDOC Week”

An evening with Dr Cornell West in Brisbane

Last Thursday evening we had the pleasure of seeing visiting African-American scholar Dr Cornell West in conversation with Nazeem Hussain at the Brisbane Convention Centre. Dr West is touring the capital cities at whirlwind pace. Continue reading “An evening with Dr Cornell West in Brisbane”

Inspiring educators

Today I had the privilege of spending the day with a group of amazing Murri early childhood educators. All women, and from all over Queensland, they came together to grow their knowledge of early childhood but also to explore and extend their understanding of bringing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing to their learning spaces. Continue reading “Inspiring educators”

Stolen wages built the state of Queensland

This morning I went along to the Brisbane stolen wages consultation at the Queensland Council of Trade Unions. I went with SistahG. During the Beattie years, the government decided to put aside $56 million as a compensation payment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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