Justice for Mhelody Polan Bruno

Monday, 12 April 2021 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Justice for Mhelody candles and alter

In Melbourne on April 6th, Filipino, Trans, and Asian communities held a vigil and protest for Mhelody Polan Bruno, a 25 year old Filipina trans woman who was killed in Wagga Wagga in 2019, following the failures of the criminal legal system in the former RAAF man's sentencing. We hear from Anakbayan Melbourne MC Alexia, Gabriela Australia's Ness Gavanzo, Tita Marilou reading a poem by Dawn Iris Dangkomen, trans community worker Amao Leota Lu, Ro from Anti-Colonial Asian Alliance Kulin Nations, and music from Celine Yap. Speeches examine broader systemic issues including the shadow pandemic of domestic violence, racism, transmisogyny, state violence and calls for abolition

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN). You can listen to some of our previous shows here: www.3cr.org.au/womenontheline/itunes


Amy McMurtrie, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee