Anuraag - organiser, critic and recently retired DJ, Yoorrook Justice Commission Chair Eleanor Bourke, Done by Law - The End of Native Forest Logging, Mahalla's Earthquake Relief Fundraiser for Turikye and Syria.
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Anuraag is an organiser, critic, and recently retired DJ living and working on unneeded Wurundjeri Country. They run digital performance space room2.fm, occasional party series Cool Room and work as a booker at experimental and club music venue Miscellania. They joined me yesterday to speak about their recent DJ hiatus, holistic safety and representation, the trappings of elitism, artists exploitation and what it means to make decisions based on creative and cultural merit. Also check out Raag's newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org.Next, we were joined by Wergaia/Wamba Wamba Elder and Chair of the Yoorrook Justice Commission Eleanor Bourke. Yoorrook is the first formal truth telling process, aimed at addressing systemic harms and injustices experienced by First Peoples since colonisation. Today, Eleanor brought us updates from the commission, which began in May 2021. Make a submission here: https://yoorrookjusticecommission.org.au/have-your-say/make-a-submission/
We then heard from fellow 3CR show Done By Law where Beth King was joined by Darcy from Forest Conservation Victoria (FCV) and Natalie Hogan from Environment Justice Australia (EJA) to dicsuss the end of Native Forest Logging announced in the State Budget on Tuesday and the anti protest laws that remain in place. You can catch Done By Law every Tuesday from 6pm on 3CR.
Idil and Lara are committee members of the community collective Mähallä, run alongside two others, Aysu and Majed. Mähallä is a creative community hub that aims to foster ways to stay connected to our cultures through public gatherings like picnics, conversations, dance nights, film screenings and much more, we offer an inclusive space that is safe and welcoming for all. Mähallä community consists of cultures from all across the Middle East and Anatolia. They join us today to speak about Mähallä's Earthquake Relief Fundraiser for Turikye and Syria at School House Studios (Coburg) this Sunday 28th of May 1pm - 6pm.