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Oct 2, 2018

In Episode 50, a chat with long-time LGBTI human rights activist Rodney Croome. We explore the lessons learnt from the early campaigns to legalise homosexuality, unpack why personal stories are key, and small target strategies a mistake. Plus we zero in on the dangers of the 'religious freedom' movement.


Sep 18, 2018

In Episode 49, making our schools' sites of liberation and resistance. Plus challenging the dominant narratives that blame individual students whilst giving scant attention to the social justice, and structural issues impacting on them.

Further information and links for my chat with Benjamin Doxtdator, can be found...

Sep 4, 2018

In Episode 48, we explore teaching in a western suburbs school, where students often face bigotry, and negative stereotyping based on their race, their religious beliefs, and the suburbs they live in.

We examine how their teacher who grew up in the same suburb, supports them to talk through and write about their lives;...

Aug 21, 2018

In Episode 47, fitting in and assimilation in predominantly white spaces. Plus, how to make your physical education classes more inclusive and fair.

Further information and links for this chat with Sherri Spelic, can be found here -

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Aug 7, 2018

In Episode 46: how Rainbow Kids are actively campaigning for their LGBTIQ families' rights, and how schools can better support them. Also, why personal stories are key to changing hearts and minds in the battle for human rights. 

  • Further information and links for my chat with Felicity Marlowe, can be found here -