I'm Not Racist, But....
Co-presented with the NSW Reconciliation Council and Seymour Centre as part of Reconciliation Week 2013
I’m Not Racist, But… is an interactive forum that aims to generate an open discussion around racism in Australia, through the personal reflections and perspectives of four diverse and creative Australians.
The evening will be hosted by radio presenter Alex Dyson and include a performance by soul singer, rapper and spoken word artist Radical Son.
Hang back after the show to have a chat with the speakers in the Box Office Foyer. Tickets include one free beer/wine/soft drink.
Each speaker will take the floor for a 10 minute ‘lighting talk’, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with the audience.
I’m Not Racist, But… entices its audience to speak openly and think critically about racism in Australia.
Joelistics is a producer and music artist drawn to hip hop for its outspoken politics and ad hoc sonica cannibalism. In 2002 he founded TZU , along with Count Bounce, Yeroc and Pasobionic. They built a solid reputation as part of the vanguard of the second generation of Australian hip hop, forging an identity both artistically and commercially. Now as a solo artist his sound is grounded in the boom bap of hip hop whilst keenly revisiting his love of beat poetry, shoe gazer electronica and folk.
Yatu Widders Hunt is a communications consultant and eco style writer from Sydney. It was her interest in environmental issues and fashion writing that inspired her to start blogging about eco friendly and ethical style. She now regularly blogs for Peppermint Magazine, US based conscious culture website EcoSalon and is a monthly guest on the ABC Radio Show, Speaking Out. Yatu is of Indigenous, British and Irish heritage and is passionate about social justice, environmental issues and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Geoff Lemon runs outspoken political and social commentary website Heathen Scripture, and contributes to a range of national outlets. He's variously a satirist, sports writer, spoken word performer and festival director. He broadcasts on RRR, the ABC and Roar Radio, and edits the long-running literary anthology Going Down Swinging.
Tasnim Saeid is a solicitor and community activist. She is a host of The Y Factor Radio Show - a community youth radio program enabling Sydney’s Muslim youth to engage with current affairs and issues that affect them. She has worked with local grassroots community organisations on a range of educational, recreational and advocacy projects, is passionate about social justice issues, and currently assists in a project involving detainees at Villawood detention centre.