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Invasion Day exercise

For Week 6 of The Racial State we are going to subvert the idea that there is a debate to be had about ‘Australia Day’, known more correctly as Invasion Day. We are going to be engaging with Professor Irene Watson’s short text, ‘Why celebrate on the day that marks crimes of colonialism and genocide?’ punished on Indigenous X.

We will read the text, summarise it, think of our own reasons for cancelling ‘Australia Day’ and creatively imagine an alternative day.

Alana Lentin