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    Abandon Metaphor: a storytelling workshop for resistance, autonomy & speaking truth to power

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    Race Matters in collaboration with Our Race Community bring forward a workshop to abandon metaphor and move into action. This is an autonomous, closed event for First Nations and People of Colour, and those of the Global Majority marginalised by white supremacy. 

    A participatory workshop engaging with ideas of ethical, anti-racist storytelling practices in the face of censorship and surveillance. It will be a holding space to grapple with the emotionally overwhelming times we’re in and a rallying call to action to abandon metaphor and theory; and to move with integrity, action and principle. Facilitated by Race Matters and Our Race Community, we will be holding intentional space to sit with the devastation of the world and attempt to find tools of action in our every day lives. 

    This workshop is inspired by the recent work of Arundhati Roy, Mohammed El Kurd and the steadfastness of Palestinian peoples who remind us that representational politics don’t mean anything if we are not in meaningful solidarity and engaged in urgent (and sometimes messy) work.

    The workshop will move at a gentle pace, with faciltiated conversation and exercise. There will be breaks between and Indonesian catering by Lawan


    Our event artwork is by Nadeem Tiafau Eshraghi. 

    This event takes place on stolen Gadigal land, with Redfern being an ongoing site of resistance and resilience. We honour and are indebted to the deep and ongoing ancestral practices of healing, story telling, sovereignty and commit to land back for all colonised peoples from Gadigal to Gaza. 

    This event is part of Resonance: public programs by Race Matters, made possible by City of Sydney. 

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