On Friday’s SUWA Show Dr Cam & I have a chat with Liz Thompson about borders and things. On Monday, Liz is part of a panel at The Wheeler Centre to discuss:
Strategies of Resistance: Beyond the Border
The Wheeler Centre, 6:15PM – 7:15PM
Monday 29 September 2014
Australia’s border policies have become increasingly punitive over the past decade, under a succession of governments, as we push the ‘problem’ of asylum seekers who come by boat beyond our borders.
Our speakers will talk about government deterrence rhetoric and policies, the industry and experience of offshore detention, and strategies for protest. They’ll look at campaigns like Boycott Biennale and artistic responses, and draw on their personal experiences. With Aran Mylvaganam, spokesperson for the Tamil Refugee Council and activist for refugee rights, writer and activist Angela Mitropoulos and migration agent Liz Thompson.
Chaired by Mark Davis, journalist and reporter for SBS’s Dateline.
(We also talk about the Australian Defence League and some other stuff.)
Tune in at 5.30pm on 855AM or livestream at 3CR.