Reconciliation Resources

AFMW is committed to working towards equitable health outcomes for all, especially women and children. 

An essential part of this is the AFMW Reconciliation Action Plan.

Here are some of a collection of resources we hope will help us all understand the importance of Reconciliation.

Growing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical specialists


Books to read 

  1. White Fragility by Robyn Diangelo
  2. Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  3. Decolonising Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles by Clare Land
  4. Learn about, and set up a “Decolonising Solidarity” Book Club Project
I support Aboriginal people What can I do?

Follow on social media

  1. IndigenousX: https://indigenousx.com.au, @IndigenousX
  2. Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance @WARcollective

For children

CNN and Sesame Street’s Town Hall on addressing racism is available 

Articles

  1. Amy McQuire – Darambal / South Sea Islander Journalist (2020). ‘There cannot be 432 victims and no perpetrators…’. The Saturday Paper. Edition No. 304. Accessed June 11 
  2. Deaths inside. Indigenous Australian deaths in custody 2020. The Guardian. Posted at https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/ng-interactive/2018/aug/28/deaths-inside-indigenous-australian-deaths-in-custody
  3. Amy McQuire. We must bear witness to black deaths in our own country. Posted at https://amymcquire.substack.com/p/we-must-bear-witness-to-black-deaths
  4. Paul Silva. ‘The video of George Floyd took me back to when I saw my uncle’s death’. Posted at https://www.solidarity.net.au/highlights/the-video-of-george-floyd-took-me-back-to-when-i-saw-my-uncles-death/
  5. Madeline Hayman-Reber. Inquest into Tanya Day’s death in custody. Posted at https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/indigenous-affairs/2019/09/14/inquest-tanya-days-death-custody/15683832008782
  6. Alison Whittaker. ‘Dragged like a dead kangaroo’: why language matters for deaths in custody. Posted at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/07/dragged-like-a-dead-kangaroo-why-language-matters-for-deaths-in-custody.
  7. Read: NITV coverage on deaths in custody. Posted at https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/subject/deaths-custody
  8. Celeste Liddle. Fair-skin privilege? I’m sorry, but things are much more complicated than that. Posted at http://blackfeministranter.blogspot.com/2014/03/fair-skin-privilege-im-sorry-but-things.html
  9. Celeste Liddle. Why I prefer the term ‘black’. Posted at http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/real-life/why-i-prefer-the-term-black-20140224-33cte.html
  10. Eugenia Flynn. Solidarity – YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Posted at https://eugeniaflynn.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/solidarity-you-are-doing-it-wrong/
If you would like to contribute to the Reconciliation Action Plan, or to our collection of resources, please email the AFMW Secretary or AFMW Webmaster

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Marissa Daniels

Marissa is a paediatric intensive care medicine trainee based in Brisbane.