Thank you for reporting on this with lots of quotes …

Comment on Black lives: generations pass; racism, custody deaths continue by Beth.

Thank you for reporting on this with lots of quotes from these generous and vulnerable speakers, Kieran.
I mean vulnerable in the sense that to make views known in this town is so brave when you know you open yourself up to the vicious strain of racism and denial that exists here, evidenced in the comments on this thread.
It’s something that white supporters and people who have listened and understood need to do privately with people we connect with.
Silence on these matters is complicity.
I’m so excited to read of the defunding of the police department in Minneapolis – and excited for the future here for community justice, what will surely be a slow and tender process of creating safety, compassionate modes of addressing violence and listening, listening, listening.

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Black lives: generations pass; racism, custody deaths continue
@Corinne Milich, posted June 9, 2020 at 9:27 am: No – because it will be designed collaboratively – not by me.


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Library no go for unaccompanied Alice teens
I think it is critical that the library upholds its function as a public institution and the full meaning of that public.
The library is built on unceded Arrernte land – attempts to make it a wholly nice, quiet orderly place are in denial of the history and the present that is its context.
To further exclude young, primarily Aboriginal, people in this town from that space only exacerbates their sense of exclusion, confirms their sense of otherness and recourse to bad behaviour.
The library is not always the perfect space of harmony, but neither is our society and I for one would prefer to confront and tackle that in our public spaces rather than keep pushing it out of sight and perpetuating trouble.


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