Conversation with Jorge Jorquera and some interweaving currents of life, politics and social change

Friday, 3 May 2024 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Jennifer talks with Jorge Jorquera who is a Councillor at Maribyrnong Counil and Coordinator of Borderlands Cooperative.

Jorge tells how he came to Australia with his family as an infant in the wake of the military coup in Chile in 1973, and the brutal regime that followed. In his early teens he joined the Labor Party for a time, before it took a turn to the right, bringing in various neo liberal 'reforms' in the 1980s. His life of social action since then has included student politics, and work with unions and community organisations.

He believes that social change is inevitable, while we still have to work collectively for the form that social change takes. Currently inspiration can be found in the solidarity that young people and university students are showing with the Palestinian people in Gaza. 

Music: Righteous Ones by Blue King Brown; Milkumana by King Stingray


Community announcement:

The future of community development: a morning tea conversation with Peter Westoby

10:30am Saturday 25 May

Borderlands Cooperative

30A Pickett Street, Footscray


Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.


Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet