Anger and JusticeSat 31 Aug, 10am
SLV, Village Roadshow Theatrette
MWF19’s Queermotions series looks at six emotional states – anger, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness and surprise – through an LBGTQI+ lens.
Anger has played an important role in queer liberation, from the Stonewall riots to the HIV/AIDS crisis, transgender rights and marriage equality. Roj Amedi, Nayuka Gorrie and DeRay Mckesson discuss the importance of anger in fighting injustice. With Eleanor Jackson.
Roj Amedi is senior human rights campaigner at GetUp! and a writer and editor based in Naarm/Melbourne. Roj’s editorial experience has spanned across art, culture and design, editing publications such as Acclaim Magazine and Neue Luxury. She has also written for The Saturday Paper, SBS, Vault, Swampland, Meanjin, amongst others.
Nayuka Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta writer. They wrote and performed in season three of Black Comedy. They are a recipient of the 2018 Wheeler Centre Next Chapter program. They are writing a book of essays.
Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and community radio broadcaster. Author of A Leaving (Vagabond Press), her live album, One Night Wonders, is produced by Going Down Swinging. A passionate advocate for diverse and inclusive cultures, she is Chair of Peril Magazine and Vice-Chair of The Stella Prize.
DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused on issues of innovation, equity, and justice. A leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement and co-founder of JoinCampaignZero.org, MappingPoliceViolence.org, OurStates.org, and ResistanceManual.org, DeRay also hosts of critically acclaimed podcast Pod Save the People.