"Australians marched for George Floyd and in memory of 432 Australian indigenous people killed by police"

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von: "Anisha and Naz for the Colour Code team ", veröffentlicht am: 20-06-07

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Themen: Antirassismus Repression

Abstract: On 5 June we stood together and marched for George Floyd, an unarmed black man, killed by the police in Minneapolis, USA. We marched for David Dungay Jr, a 26 year old Dunghutti man, whose last words were also "I can't breathe" before he was killed by police in New South Wales. We marched for Yamatji woman Joyce Clarke, Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day and Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker, who were all taken too soon – at the hands of police here in Australia. We marched in memory of 432 Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have had their lives taken while in police custody. We walked beside First Nations families who have lost those they love, and are still seeking justice today. Families and communities who have changed laws, held politicians accountable, and drawn thousands of people out into the streets by speaking their truth, and fiercely campaigning for change.

We marched in hope for a future where black children can grow up and move through the world without fear for their lives, simply because of who they are, or the colour of their skin.

We marched because we know we are most powerful when we stand together. We are most resilient when we have each other's backs.

Although our struggles are different, they are entwined in a system of prejudice and discrimination against black and brown people. Right now Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are being killed by this very system, and those of us who are migrants living on stolen land, cannot turn away from this crisis.

So we stood in our collective power behind First Nations activists, families and communities who continue to fight for justice.

And we will continue to stand behind First Nations peoples – to listen, learn, educate our communities, hold the government to account, give what we can and challenge the systems that do not serve our communities.

On June 5 we marched. Now we reflect. And tomorrow we keep on going until justice is served.

In solidarity,

Anisha and Naz for the Colour Code team

Colour Code - powered by GetUp - is a national movement of multicultural, migrant and First Nations peoples - speaking, advocating and campaigning for our communities. We don’t receive any government funding and are not affiliated with any political party; which means we can represent the issues that matter most to Colour Code's First Nations and migrant members.

Our team acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work. We wish to pay respect to Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within Australia and the Colour Code community.

Authorised by Z. Edries, GetUp for Colour Code, Sydney.