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Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

251 Faraday Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

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Indigenous and Palestinian voices; panel discussion

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Organizers: Black-Palestinian Solidarity Conference 2019, and Averroes Centre of Arab Culture

Booking is essential

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While Palestinians in Australia hold onto oral histories and narratives of Nakba, dispossession and exile, their voices are rarely present or centred in Australian conversations on Palestine. Israel is related to as the only western democracy in the Middle East and a close ally to Australia despite its settler-colonial structures and continuous denial of Palestinian rights. This is often the dominant narrative despite contestation from Palestinians and their supporters in political advocacy, writing and mass protest. Similarly, First Nations people continue to resist totalising narratives of a multicultural and democratic Australia while sovereignty has not been ceded.

In this event, we are joined by

- Shatha Safi (from a Palestinian NGO RIWAQ)

- Professor Tony Birch (renowned Indigenous Australian author, academic and activist),

- Maria Vamvakinou (Labor Federal MP and co-convener of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Palestine)

- Abeer Elmobayed (Palestinian-Australian and advocate for Palestine)

in a panel moderated by Tasnim Mahmoud Sammak (Palestinian-Australian advocate) to explore these interlinks and their impacts on both Indigenous peoples, to consider how we can reclaim, amplify and centre First Nations and Palestinian narratives in public discussions in Australia.

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Entry is for free but donations are welcome

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Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

251 Faraday Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

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