Actress and icon: Claddy, community organiser Tori on 'Queer Joy is for Everyone', and Dr Jordana Silverstein's new publication 'Cruel Care'.

Thursday, 25 May 2023 - 6:00am to 7:30am
A cartoon background of rainbows, butterflies, a dolphin and white border overlaid with the following text: QUEER JOY IS FOR EVERYONE! Warrawee Park Drummond St, Oakleigh 19th of May, 2023 11:00am - 1:00pm.
Claddy: actress and icon, community organiser Tori on 'Queer Joy is for Everyone', and Dr Jordana Silverstein's new publication 'Cruel Care'. 
3CR would like to acknowledge the Kulin Nations – true owners, caretakers and custodians of the land from which we broadcast. 3CR pays respect to Elders, past and present of the Kulin Nation. We recognise their unceded sovereignty.
Claddy is a jazz singer, DJ, producer, booker, events progammer, actress and icon in the Naarm creative scene. She joined us earlier this week to chat about her latest role as Tanya in M-wan-gaza Theatre Company's 'Bare: the musical' and what it feels like to work in a production that truly honors diversity and cultural safety. We also spoke about the Bare cast bonding over Alicia Keyes, racism in the music industry, creating your own safer spaces, and showing up consistently with community. You can catch Bare: The Musical by Mwangaza Theatre Company at the Wyndham Cultural Centre for a limited show run from June 1, 2, & 3. You don't wanna miss it!
Queer community organiser Tori joins us to talk about tomorrow's event 'Queer Joy is for Everyone' which is being held at Warrawee Park in Oakleigh to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the face of anti-queer and anti-trans threats to shut down public expressions of queer life. The event is being held in the wake of several councils, most recently the City of Monash, deciding to cancel their drag queen storytime event because of threats of violence from conservative campaigners and far right groups. Find out more and get involved in tomorrow's queer community celebration here, and support the Glitterific Gay Gathering Fund here.
Dr Jordana Silverstein, historian and Senior Research Fellow at Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, Melbourne Law School, speaks with us about her new book 'Cruel Care', an eye-opening exploration of the construction and violent governance of child refugees in Australian law and policy. Cruel Care asks provocative questions about how policymakers are shaped by, and in turn shape, their histories, communities and the nation, and draws our attention to the importance of situating these concerns within ongoing settler colonialism in so-called Australia. It is a clarion call for better treatment for all who seek asylum on this continent. Cruel Care is published by Monash University Press.