A VERB NOT A NOUN - Interviews by Jessamy Gleeson
ALLYSHIP has been described as “an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalised group” (The Anti-Oppression Network).
Ahead of Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC 2022, author and academic Jessamy Gleeson interviewed Kait James (Wadawurrung), Aunty Jenny Murray-Jones (Yorta Yorta and Baraparapa), Aunty Fay Muir (Boon Wurrung and Wamba Wamba) & Mandy Nicholson (Wurundjeri, Dja Dja wurrung and Ngurai illum wurrung). The conversations focus on “allyship” and the unequal labour burden on First Nations people - and women in particular – of explaining connections to their backgrounds and stories.
The Centre invites those who seek to be allies, to inform their practice of unlearning and re-evaluation. A VERB NOT A NOUN is a series of video interviews with First Nations women.