Join us for an online, film fundraiser for the Wills, Calwell and Cooper federal election campaigns. We’ll be watching the inspiring, black power-themed, award-winning film, Judas and the Black Messiah, followed by a facilitated discussion with Lidia Thorpe, Celeste Liddle (for Cooper), Sarah Jefford (for Wills) and Natalie Abboud (for Calwell).
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The film’s plot was directly vetted by the wife and son of Fred Hampton, who was assassinated by the FBI in 1969 for his leadership in the left wing, Black Panther Party. The film provides an unapologetic portrayal of how structural racism is used by the police to oppress people of colour, working class communities, and other minorities.
The film will provide a framework for understanding the power of class-based, multi-racial alliances in challenging colonisation, extractivism, and capitalism. It is this solidarity that holds the key to challenging these oppressive structures and giving power to those fighting for justice and a thriving planet.
How will it work?
If you’re unable to watch the film on the night but still want to join the facilitated discussion, please email James Conlan to receive your film link in advance (and further instructions).
Please note this film is rated MA15+ and contains some graphic violence. Part of the reason for having a facilitated discussion is to come together, debrief and discuss the big themes of the film.
A note on accessibility: We welcome volunteers of all abilities, diversity of genders, sexual identities, racial backgrounds, cultures, languages and experiences to join and get involved. If you require any reasonable adjustments to feel comfortable or to be able to fully participate in this event, please get in contact with James via the below email address.
This is a COVIDSafe event.
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We acknowledge that these events take place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.