JAM! Action

What can I do?

Many people find it hard to answer this question. Taking action can take many forms – some are more visible, some take more time, some bring short term outcomes and some may take longer. The great thing about taking any action is that it could bring about positive change for both individuals and communities. Below is a shortlist of things you could do and more ideas can be found through the work of Dr Clare Land in Decolonizing Solidarity.

1.     Support First Nation’s organisations. Many organisations need your physical and financial support. See the JAM! Donation page.

2.     Sign and Send an Email Letter. JAM! prepares letters to relevant government bodies/organisations about various issues for you to simply sign and send. See below.

3.     Connect with and support First Nation’s organisations businesses, artists and performers. For example, locally, you can check out what’s happening at Footscray Community ArtsKindred Studios or see the events at Maribyrnong Arts & Culture. See the the JAM! Events below and check out the JAM! Connect page. Attend First Nations events and, rallies – significant dates can be found on the JAM! First Nations Calendar page.

4.     Sign-up via our webpages, below, to stay up-to-date with JAM!’s newsletters and follow JAM! on Facebook.

5.     Use your email list and social media channels to share First Nation’s content. 

6.     Broaden your own and others’ education.
* See JAM!’s Recommended Reading list;
* Learn about and support the First People’s Assembly of Victoria – ‘Treaty for Victoria’;
* Enrol in a course e.g. Victoria University courses and units with an Indigenous focus;
* read books and newspapers by and about First Nations peoples e.g. National Indigenous TimesThe Sun Bookshop or The Chestnut Tree or Koorie Heritage Trust or your local library for books;
* watch and listen to First Nations TV and radio programs and podcasts e.g. NITV TV and RadioABC Awaye!, RRR Indigenuity or The MissionABC iView Indigenous3CR Radio various programs;
* see First Nations films e.g. The Last Daughter – available on Netflix;
* read about the Maribyrnong City Council’s Racism Stops With Me and Racism NOT Welcome Street Sign campaigns.

Information about JAM!’s actions and events will be posted here when available. Subscribe to keep up-to-date.

JAM! EMAIL LETTERS

Take action here by signing and sending an email letter. Current email letters are made active here when available.

JAM! PETITIONS

Take action here by signing a Petition. Current petitions are made active here when available.

Petition

Petition for Truth & Justice Commission

Sign ANTaR’s Petition to establish a national Truth & Justice Commission. For decades, First Nations Peoples have called for treaties and truth-telling as vehicles toward ...
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Petition

Our Islands Our Home

Sign this petition to urge our Prime Minister to adopt five demands from eight Torres Strait Islanders to take action on climate change.
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Petition

Jailing is Failing

Jailing is failing First Nations peoples. Sign the Justice Reform Initiative petition to address the over-representation of First Nations peoples in prisons.
Sign here →

JAM! EVENTS

Event

Allyship – humble & powerful

Led by Dr Clare Land, this workshop explores the politics of solidarity, decolonisation and what it means to be an ally with First Peoples.
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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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