Marched against the disrespect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians yesterday as part of the #InvasionDay protest in Sydney. Australia Day marks the beginning of 229 years of genocide and dispossession. It's important non-Indigenous Australians of all backgrounds and walks of life come together to voice support for the cultures of Indigenous Australians. In Sydney reports said 10,000 people marched; in Melbourne it was over 50,000; and there were large marches all around the country. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land. #changethedate
I wrote about the Women's March Sydney on my personal Twitter & Insta @othersociology. Great day with intersectionality as a common thread in the speeches. I'll have a blog post forthcoming. It is only two days later and my state of New South Wales has announced a new Premier, a woman, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian, MP. This is progress given the NSW Government has only nine women out of 42 members in the Legislative Council and 27 women of 93 members in the Legislative Assembly. But within 15 minutes of the announcement a journalist asked Berejiklian why she is unmarried and childfree. 😠 The march to gender equality is a long one indeed.
It may get me crucified. I may even die. But I want it said even if I die [in the struggle] that 'He died to make men free.' A quote by Dr Martin Luther King Jr, from 1962. The part in parentheses was omitted by artist Corita Kent for this piece titled King's Dream (1969).
Hope you had a happy and safe New Year's! Sydney was extraordinarily packed full of people on a warm night.
Happy holidays, friends! And to those not celebrating, hope you're healthy and joyous!
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