Monthly Archives: May 2014

Week 2: New York

Week 2 – New York: I’ve been spending this week in New York, visiting with some very inspiring people who have dedicated their life to work to achieve racial justice. The message I have clearly heard this week is that to reduce racism in the long term you must address institutional racism. Addressing interpersonal racism

Week 1: Montgomery, Alabama (part two)

Week 1 – Part 2 : Location: Montgomery, Alabama USA On Wednesday I had the absolute privilege of visiting the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Alabama, one of the leading advocacy organisations fighting hate and bigotry. SPLC is best known for taking hate groups – like white supremacists – to court and suing them so

Week 1: Montgomery, Alabama (part one)

Week 1: ATN x Churchill  Location: Montgomery, Alabama USA I’ve arrived in Montgomery, Alabama! Before I started my Churchill Fellowship, the only thing I knew about Alabama was Neil Young’s song of the same name. Let me tell you that after only two days in Montgomery, I’m now much better informed about Montgomery! So back

Before Blast Off

Back in July last year I was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship. Each year a small number of Australians are rewarded for excellence in their field by becoming a Churchill Fellow. Every Fellow designs their own research project culminating in an overseas tour, with the aim of learning more and improving their practice. So next Sunday my