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RACE, GENDER AND PRIVILEGE IN LEFTIST COMMUNITIES AND IN HARDCORE PUNK
Facilitated by Anna Vo
April 30, 2014
1.5 – 2 hours
Political and cultural history is recorded and written by dominant cultures, and as a result it is not commonly known that Anarchism has Eastern roots, and “punk” started in 1977 in various continents, outside of the UK and USA. This workshop runs through some examples of non-Western, non-white origins of both subcultures, and moves onto a discussion/workshop about how assumptions about continuing a “white”, male, hetero, middle-class dominated environment means making other, marginalised groups invisible. This workshop outlines how socially, politically and historically, certain communities are invisibilised or excluded.
(WHITENESS AND MALE) PRIVILEGE IN PUNK
I will read out a list of privileges that white male-socialised people have, in the environment of playing music, or making “punk”
The list is here: http://annavo.wordpress.com/zines/2012-white-male-privilege-in-punk-rock/
And then would like to see what discussion comes out of that.
I would like to talk about the invisibility of People of Colour and immigrants in punk and leftist scenes in Germany.
And the assumptions, prejudice and racism that commonly occurs in situations.
I will talk and/or read about my experiences as a feminist Vietnamese punk living in Berlin.
Critical reflections on Pro Feminist mens groups
Downloadable in readable and printable format here:
ARTICLE ABOUT OUR SEATTLE EVENT IN THE SEATTLE GLOBALIST
REMAINDER OF RACE RIOT ZINE TOUR DATES
10/30 – Moorhead, Minnesota
+ ACADEMIC PARTNER:MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD
10/31 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
11/2 – St. Louis, Missouri - Gya Community Arts Gallery
11/4 – Louisville, Kentucky
11/5 – Nashville, TN
11/7 – Atlanta, Georgia (GSU and WonderRoot Community Arts Center)
+ACADEMIC PARTNER: GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Faces of Feminism and BlackOUT)
11/9 – Montgomery, Alabama
12/5 – Speaking/reading at CONFERENCE ON HIP HOP AND PUNK FEMINISMS – THEORY GENEALOGY PERFORMANCE
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
(to print, print double-sided on US LETTER SIZE paper, flip on short edge)
This compilation zine was done with the intent to distribute through the United States and Germany through travels and touring. It was in the hope that it informs people of things that are going on in “Australia”, that they might not have heard about before. There are also immigration nightmares, heinous treatment of refugees, poor conditions in detention centres, institutional and casual racism, but they are not the focus of this compilation. Please research if you want to know more.
The focus of this is the six years of the Northern Territory Intervention and its wider context of systemic displacement, dispossession and genocide of Aboriginal people in Australia. Since colonisation, the Australian Government has been responsible for acts such as the White Australia Policy, and the Stolen Generations, which has been recognised as genocide by international bodies. There are significant disparities in statistics regarding deaths in custody, health, life expectancy, literacy, education, income, welfare, and housing. Please refer to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Year Book Australia, 2012 and <http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/c311215.nsf/web/Aboriginal+and+Torres+Strait+Islander+Peoples+-+Health>
Other ongoing acts of colonisation are the privatisation of Aboriginal land, for purposes of coalmining, logging, oil drilling, uranium mining and seabed mining. You can research these, or others: Jabiluka Uranium Mine, Ningaloo Reef, the Kimberley, mining in the Northern Territory. I will include some excerpts.
In regards to the NT Intervention, I am including letters written by Aboriginal community members, and if you would like to read the Government’s justifications, then you may independently research that.
I am a non-Aboriginal settler coloniser who previously resided on the stolen land of the Gadigal people.
http://www.clc.org.au/articles/info/mining-and-development, Central Land Council
http://www.ccwa.org.au – Conservation Council of Western Australia
http://www.alc.org.au/ – Aboriginal Land Council