Social Media as Art: An Indigenous Perspective

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Is there an art to using social media for activism?

Poet, activist, and Indigenous literature expert Evelyn Araluen and activist and writer Nayuka Gorrie talk to Alison Whittaker about using social media as a platform for change. The panelists will examine the poetry, literature, political resistance and cultural healing that comes from engaging with social media and contemporary activism. Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman who works with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy. Araluen is a PhD candidate and educator who specialises in Indigenous literatures. And Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet and researcher, who won the 2016 Judith Wright Poetry Prize.

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