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Oral Narratives

Interviews with Black people and allies in Aotearoa around the BLM movement. We discuss their experiences with the marches, social media's influence, the response from the wider communities and more. 

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Racism might differ, but it still exists in Aotearoa

Red

Red discusses addressing the press at the first BLM march in AKL and the existence of racism in Aotearoa.

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Planning the first AKL BLM march

Shalane

Shalane discusses her involvement as an organiser of the first AKL BLM march.

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Do you watch the video or not?

Amanda

Amanda speaks about watching the video of George Floyd's murder.

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AKL BLM march experiences & emotions

Mildred

Mildred speaks about attending the AKL BLM march as a student during a global pandemic.

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The different experiences of racism in Aotearoa.

Takunda

Takunda speaks about the different ways racism manifests in Aotearoa.

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Aesthetics over Activism

Theo

Theo discusses performative activism and people posting the black square and trying to maintain an image online.

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Speaking about racism to your kids

Daisy

Daisy speaks about discussing racism with kids and the language used.

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Performative activism & online solidarity

Lindsey

Lindsey discusses her experience seeing the black square on Instagram and performative activism.

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Generational Activism - passing the torch

Cherise

Cherise discusses taking her daughter to the AKL BLM march and her mother's days of activism and protesting during apartheid.

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Homophobia & Transphobia in the BLM movement

Chinwe

Chinwe discusses the lack of support for trans people with reference to the BLM marches.

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Being an ally & messing up

Dawn

Dawn discusses the fear of messing up when being an ally and call-out/cancel culture.

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People only talk about it when the media makes them feel guilty

Darth

Darth speaks about receiving messages following George Floyd's murder.

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