Allyship Workshop with Dr Clare Land 1 June 2-4pm

You are invited to join Dr Clare Land and JAM! for this informative workshop to explore tensions and dilemmas in non-Indigenous engagement with supporting First Peoples struggles in southeast Australia.  In a safe environment, Clare will lead us to explore the politics of solidarity, decolonisation and what it means to be an ally. This workshop could help you answer some of those tricky questions e.g. “How can I be a supporter if I don’t know any First People?” or “What will First People want me to do?” or “What is decolonisation and how does it involve me?” You will benefit from Clare’s experience and insight, meet some fellow allies and learn how we can walk together towards achieving racial justice in Australia.

Participation is by Donation with Tickets through Humanitix – https://events.humanitix.com/allyship-humble-and-powerful

** Includes delicious afternoon tea!
** All donations will go to support the work of Cooinda (see below).

About Clare –
Clare Land is a non-Aboriginal person living on Kulin nation land. She has been an active supporter of Aboriginal struggles since 1998. She aims to do justice to the education she has received from legendary local Aboriginal community activists by sharing it with others. Clare will be sharing some of the insight and wisdom she has gained through her experience in community and academic work in pursuit of furthering the cause of justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Through her groundbreaking book Decolonizing Solidarity, and her related work, Clare aims to inspire, support and give direction to the work of people who support Aboriginal struggles.

More Information about Clare –
https://decolonizingsolidarity.org/
https://www.vu.edu.au/research/clare-land

About Cooinda –
Opened in August 2023, Cooinda, meaning ‘happy place’, was founded by Uncle Boots Cooper & Aunty Joyce. It is a culturally safe and welcoming space in Furlong Rd, Sunshine North, where communities can come together to connect with each other and enhance reconciliation, healing and wellbeing. Cooinda is currently operating three days a week, offering a Koorie Homework Club, Elders’ group, art classes and yarning circles. Over time the Centre will provide a diverse range of programs, events and activities to the whole of Brimbank.

Acknowledgement of Country

JAM! meets and works in ‘Mirring-gnay-bir-nong’ (Maribyrnong), which can translate as ‘I can hear a ringtail possum’, on the stolen lands of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge, recognise and respect their Ancestors, Elders and families as the traditional owners of this land who have never ceded sovereignty.

Warning – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

Support – If you require support, please contact 13 9276 (YARN) or The Healing Foundation.

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