Gregory Andrews and Bec Horridge replay, yarns with Leila and Poli-Pearl Green, Freedom of Species excerpt and Roukaya on their project 'Harakat'.
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.//
Last week, Former Threatened Species Commissioner, Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Canberra's Institute for Applied Ecology, and Dharawal man Gregory Andrews joined Earth Matters' Bec Horridge to speak about the hunger strike for climate that he began outside Parliament House on the 2nd of November. Gregory decided to strike to protest the inaction of the Albanese Government on the climate crisis. You can sign Gregory's Climate Action Petition here.//
Next up, you're going to hear a chat between Thursday Breakfast host Leila and Poli-Pearl Green. Poli-Pearl's mob is linked to the Barron/Issacs mob from Noongar boodja (whadjuk/wadandi). They are a jazz musician and a beat maker DJ, who is passionate about care for land, First Nations justice and their furry life-companion Yusuf Katmaal. Poli collaborates with Naomi Robinson under the name Special Feelings to create dreamy, experimental jazz fusion sounds. You can pre order their new album or pick up a limited edition vinyl via their bandcamp: wearerhythmsection.bandcamp.com/album/special-feelings. You can hear the presentation by Tristen Harwood, an Indigenous writer, cultural critic and independent researcher, addressing settler-colonial foundations of conservation and environmentalism here.//
In this next excerpt of Freedom of Species, hosts Caroline and Trevor spoke about total liberation and why it's very important to stand against colonalism and genocide whenever and wherever it appears. They discuss the connections between forms of oppression such as racism and speciesism. This is an excerpt of a longer discussion, listen to the entire conversation via 3cr.org.au/freedomofspecies.//
For our final segment today, we heard from Roukaya, an organiser of the project Harakat. Harakat حركات, founded by friends Roukaya and Zainab, hosts free monthly screenings of Arabic-language Cinema on Bunurong and Wurundjeri Country. This initiative, created by and for the community, showcases Arabic-language storytelling through film, with a desire to include other languages from the SWANA region. Harakat حركات responds to the lack of nuanced perspectives from SWANA communities in the Australian media and arts landscape and offers essential representations of Arabic-speaking cultures, while challenging common assumptions about our cultures. Recently in response to the ongoing genocide in Gaza and the silence of many artistic and cultural institutions in the country, Harakat حركات is dedicating its programming solely to Palestinian stories and resistance, amplifying Palestinian voices and narratives. Please donate to the Dalia Association via Center for Arab American Philanthropy here.//