Event type: Panel
Date: Tuesday 7 August 2018
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School (F10), Eastern Avenue (next to Fisher library, either University Ave or City Rd Entrance)
Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
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Please note: while there is some parking available at New Law Building carpark, Shepherd Street carpark, Broadway and some street parking, spaces are limited so we suggest using public transport whenever possible.
During the 1960s and 1970s with the influence of global Black cultural flows, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as other groups such as African-Australians, African migrants, South Sea Islanders, and Pacific Islanders began to refer to themselves as Black. Since the early 1990s, the alternative term Blak has been used by Aboriginal people to define their own unique histories against limiting phenotypical and romanticized conceptions of Blackness.
In the latest issue of Transition magazine, the particular spelling of Bla(c)k is used to be inclusive of the distinct experiences and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and Afro-descendant peoples. Bringing together these voices, the issue shows the expansiveness of what it means to be Bla(c)k and highlights the complexity of projects of Bla(c)k solidarity in this settler colonial nation.
Image (at top): Willie Brim and Zennith, Mantaka family home
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