Monthly Archives: June 2014

Racism in Australian Schools

Australian academic researchers have released new research on the incidences of direct racism on children in Australian schools. All Together Now produced this infographic based on the report.

Week 6 – Antwerp & Brussels

Belgium is the last stop on the formal program of my Churchill tour. Of the countries visited during this fellowship, Belgium seems to have the most complexity in terms of racism and antiracism.

Refugee Week 2014

Both of my parents are considered boat people. They escaped the war in Vietnam and sought refuge in Australia. Thanks to them, I can now say that I’m an Australian-born artist contributing to society. Still I want to challenge something: why is it that we fear the arrival of immigrants? Oops, let me rephrase: why

Week 5 – Paris

It’s week five of the Churchill Fellowship and I’ve just spent the last few days speaking with antiracism organisations in Paris! The first thing I learned was that in France, racism is complex and there are a multitude of issues. There is overt institutional and interpersonal racism toward Roma people. I’m getting the impression Roma

Week 5 – Newcastle-upon-Tyne

On a brief trip to Newcastle in the north of England I met with some of the team at Show Racism The Red Card , possibly the biggest racial equality organisation in the UK. The organisation started in the mid-90s by publishing resources about antiracism, and this quickly followed by antiracism training in schools. Show

Week 4 – Poland

Earlier this week I took a trip down to the Auschwitz Museum, about 3½ hours’ drive from Warsaw. I have to admit this side trip wasn’t on my original list of things to see during the Churchill Fellowship tour. I’ve read many books about the Jewish Holocaust and so wasn’t looking forward to visiting the