HRAFF, footy and a place to call home – The Thursday Podcast

By Right Now Radio

What better way is there to engage people about human rights issues than through art and sport?  In this bumper edition of Right Now Radio, Ben Schokman and Evelyn Tadros find out the highlights of this year’s Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) from Director, Ella McNeill as well as interview filmmaker, Lucy Hayes and actress, Laura Wheelwright (Animal Kingdom, Underground: The Julian Assange Story) about their short film Silent Night which is screening at HRAFF as part of its Australian Shorts session.  Right Now Radio reporter, Matthew Albert, speaks to Dyson Hore-Lacy, former Chairman of the Fitzroy Football Club about the Human Rights Are Aussie Rules project.  Finally, we have Ero, a Melbourne-based street artist speak to us about his recent art project which saw him spend 9 months without a place to call “home”.

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Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.