Jack Latimore on Black Lives Matter, activism and solidarity

 

What does solidarity look like in a fractured time? Should we distinguish between activism and organising? Is there a place for allies?

Jack Latimore hosted Black Lives Matter leaders in Melbourne, where mutual lessons emerged from encounters with Indigenous leaders and communities of colour.

Jack is a Goori journalist and researcher, who is invested in the full participation of all people in political and cultural decision-making. In this episode, he reflects on the Black Lives Matter model, some of the positive things taking shape in Australia, and the work that still needs to be done.

'We need to get smart about the work we want to do, or the endpoint that we desire,' he says. He highlights 'the obligation to listen to other voices'.

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Fatima MeashamFatima Measham is a Eureka Street consulting editor. She co-hosts the ChatterSquare podcast, tweets as @foomeister and blogs on Medium.

Topic tags: Fatima Measham, Jack Latimore, Black Lives Matter, Aboriginal Australians

 

 

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