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What is Allyship? 

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What is Allyship? 

1 Jun 2022 - 15 Jul 2022

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.

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