“Blak: a term used by some Aboriginal people to reclaim historical, representational, symbolical, stereotypical and romanticised notions of Black or Blackness.”
Destiny Deacon 2004
The Blak Out edition of Verse Magazine is set to hit the stands at the end of this month, and to celebrate this super exciting showcase of Aboriginal student excellence we will be hosting rolling launch events from September right up until NAIDOC in November…and the best bit, you are all invited! No matter where you are, you can join in the fun as every event is online and totally free! We have online yarns with amazing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, weaving workshops, Kahoot quizzes, damper making and even drag bingo.
So, follow the Aboriginal Student Club Facebook page for updates, and sign up to have Blak Out delivered right to your door – you will not want to miss it!
- Blak Out Schedule
- Get Blak Out delivered to your door
- #ListenBlak: Ten podcasts to tune into
- #ReadBlak: Fifteen books to read
- #WatchBlak: Fifteen movies to watch
- Blak Out Q&A with Aboriginal Student Club
Aboriginal Student Club
Did you know the Aboriginal Student Club welcomes everyone? In fact, the more the merrier! The Aboriginal Student Club was established to give voice, support and friendship to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to ensure they have the best university experience possible. We are committed to supporting our mob by ensuring we promote an inclusive and safe campus. We’re here to combat racism, build community and create change! We hope to create change not only within our cohort but the wider University student body – so you are all invited! We are committed to centring Aboriginal knowledge systems, ancient wisdom and ways of knowing, being and doing to protect our nations for future generations.
Come decolonise and destress with us; no matter your interests, we’re here for you.
You can see the schedule below – click on the events to find out more & register:
- 04 Oct 2 pm – 4 pm: Online Workshop: Culture Weave
Learn the traditional art of weaving with Culture Weave. All materials will be sent to your door!
- 05 Oct: Blak Out Verse Magazine Released
- 05 – 09 Oct: Online Quiz Whizzer Session 1
Test your knowledge with this fun, interactive quiz.
- 09 Oct 7 pm – 10 pm: Zoom Drag Bingo with Timberlina
Bedazzle your heels for a night of fun, laughs and everything in between.
- 20 Oct 6 pm – 7:30 pm: Yarns with Dr Tess Ryan – Online Zoom Lecture
Yarns with Dr Tess Ryan: Leadership, Strength and Disruption
- 22 Oct 4 pm – 5 pm: AstroKirsten Viewing with Kirsten Banks
Aboriginal Student Club invite you to an afternoon with AstroKirsten exploring Aboriginal perspectives of space
- 26 Oct 11 am – 12:30 pm: Damper Making – with Errol
Learn to make Wattle Seed Damper
- 8 Nov 2 pm – 3 pm: Online Workshop: Culture Weave 2
To celebrate NAIDOC, learn the traditional art of weaving with Culture Weave. All materials will be sent to your door!
- 8 Nov: Online Quiz Whizzer Session 2
#ListenBlak with the Aboriginal Student Club
Ten podcasts to #ListenBlak
• Wild Black Women: See more here
• Blacademia: Listen here
• The ASH Podcast: Listen here
• Let’s Talk: Pretty for an Aboriginal: See more here
• Broriginals: Listen here
• Always Was, Always Will be Our Stories: Listen here
• Word Up: Listen here
• The Skyentists: More here
• Take it Blak: Listen here
• Debutante: Race, Resistance and Girl Power: More here
Playlist to #ListenBlak
#ListenBlak with hours of carefully curated music by Dylan from the Aboriginal Student Club.
#ReadBlak with the Aboriginal Student Club
Fifteen books to #ReadBlak
- Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today / edited by Allison Whittaker – see more here
- Too Much Lip / Melissa Lucashenko – see more here
- Dark Emu / Bruce Pascoe – see more here
- Sand Talk / Tyson Yunkapoorta – see more here
- Growing up in Aboriginal Australia / edited by Anita Heiss – see more here
- Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia / Marcia Langton – see more here
- Not just black and white : a conversation between a mother and daughter / Lesley Williams – see more here
- After the carnage / Tara June Winch – see more here
- Black is the new white / Nakkiah Lui – see more here
- Terra Nullius / Claire G. Coleman – see more here
- Am I Black Enough for You? / Anita Heiss – see more here
- Finding the Heart of the Nation / Thomas Mayor – see more here
- Tell me why / Archie Roach – see more here
- Born Again Blackfella / Jack Charles – see more here
- The White Girl / Tony Birch – see more here
#WatchBlak with the Aboriginal Student Club
Fifteen movies to #WatchBlak
- In my blood it runs – see more here
- Ten Canoes – see more here
- Charlie’s Country – see more here
- Mabo – see more here
- Samson and Delilah – see more here
- Rabbit Proof Fence – see more here
- Emu Runner – see more here
- The Sapphires – see more here
- Sweet Country – see more here
- Radiance – see more here
- Crocodile Dreaming – see more here
- Babakiueria – see more here
- Jedda – see more here
- BeDevil – see more here
- Dark Place – see more here
Q&A with Aboriginal Student Club
Hear the answers to the questions you asked including:
?What is the best thing about being Aboriginal?
?How do you connect with your heritage?
?What daily struggles do you face that allies might not think of, but they could help with?