Dr Virginia Mapedzahama
Dr Virginia Mapedzahama, critical race scholar and Director of Member Education at Diversity Council Australia (DCA), on DCA's report 'Racism at Work', the importance of anti-racist actions and how whiteness is still our default.
Hella Ibrahim, founder and editorial director of Djed Press, an online publication that works exclusively with Black creatives and other creatives of colour, on the importance of developing and presenting new works by Blak, Black and POC creatives and the anthology of speculative fiction from 21 emerging Blak and Black writers, 'Unlimited Futures'.
FONI Salvatore, African-Australian artist based in Naarm, on diasporic identity, her art practise, her identity and her current exhibition at Footscray Community Arts called Citizen, through which she seeks to normalise the place of South Sudanese communities within Australian society.
Nahui Jimenez, a Mexican-Australian socialist and community activist, on the recent state election and the role that race and class played in them. Nahui believes that racism, Indigenous oppression, climate change, the housing crisis, and the many other big challenges we face as a society are grounded in the destructive, competitive nature of capitalism.