Showing Up: First Nations Advocacy and Protest

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
5 July 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Chelsea Watego, Johnathan Binge aka Caution and Apryl Watson

Tuesday 5 July 2022, 6.30–7.30pm

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2022 is ‘Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up’. At this event, we’re focusing on the power and impact of First Nations campaigning, advocacy and protest. All over Australia, First Nations people are advocating for change in their fields, whether that be journalism and media, culture and the arts, health and legal services, or family members working to end deaths in custody.

At this panel event, host and Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service CEO Nerita Waight will be joined by academic and author of Another Day in the Colony Chelsea Watego; hip hop musician and youth mentor Johnathan Binge aka Caution; and Apryl Watson, daughter of Aunty Tanya Day and founder of the Dhadjowa Foundation, to share and discuss their experiences of creating change through advocacy and protest.

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.