The gendered impact of the pandemic, Public housing, In My Blood It Runs

Monday, 1 June 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

7;00am Acknowledgement of Country and introduction

7:15am Susanne Legena talks with Ella about the gendered impact of the pandemic, particularly on women and girls when they have their period. Susanne is CEO of the charity Plan International Australia, who released the report ‘Periods in a Pandemic’ on Menstrual Hygiene Day last Thursday.

If you would like to support women struggling to manage their periods during a crisis like COVID-19, one way you can do this is by donating a dignity kit through Plan International.


7:35am Claudia speaks with Maya Newell, director of In My Blood It Runs, an observational documentary film sharing the world of Duyuan, a ten-year old Arrernte Garrwa boy  grappling with the challenges of growing up in Alice Springs. Maya discusses the social impact work being done alongside the film’s release including the campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility from ten to 14, and the work of Dujuan’s family to create educational change in their community.  Further information including ticketing for special virtual screenings with live Q and A during Reconciliation Week can be found at

7:55am Professor Libby tells us about the sale of public land in Victoria and how that's effecting public housing stock. Libby Porter is Professor of Urban Planning with the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University. Her research is about how urban development causes dispossession and displacement and what we should do about it. Her work examines Indigenous rights in urban and environmental planning; gentrification and displacement; the impact of mega-events on cities; sustainability, urban informality and critical urban governance.

Anyone who wants to campaign for public housing can get involved with Save Public Housing Collective.

8:15am Claudia returns to share a conversation with In My Blood It Runs director Maya Newell recorded at the 2020 Australian International Documentary Festival. Maya discusses the film’s ethical framework including the strong community participation in creative and commercial decisions, and shared creation of social impact goals.



Amazing Grace by Doctor G Yunipingu

Lion in My Heart by Aimee Hannan

Red Black and Yellow by the Black Rock Band