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IN-DEPTH: How does the Black Lives Matter movement relate to Indigenous Australians? W/ Ama Burkoh & Nayonika Bhattacharya

In light of some of our founding members moving on from Global Questions, we are bringing you their all-time favourite episodes! 

For this episode we delve into the increasing protests against police brutality in the United States, analysing how systematic racism has transpired through American history, and link it back to Australia’s own systematic racism towards Indigenous Australians.

What is the BLM movement? What is systematic racism? What is America's history that concerns African Americans? How can we see this in Australia? What is a good ally? What is white privilege? How can you support the movement?

Ama Berkoh is a 20-year-old African Australian, born in Ghana and raised in Australia, who has recently graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Communication (Public Communication) majoring in PR and Digital & Social Media. Ama is passionate about all things technology and is incredibly passionate about utilising empathy, innovative design, and human-centred principles to solve some of the world’s most complex problems through social change.

Nayonika is a 5th year Arts/Law student at UNSW specialising in Politics and International Relations. She is passionate about creating platforms for young women in tech and reforming the law to make it more accessible. She is a City of Sydney ISLA AMbassador, MHAHS International Student Advisor, Executive Assistant to the CISA Education Officer and the UNSW Student Council Welfare Officer.

You can connect with Ama on Linkedin here and Nayonika here.

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CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.

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