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Melbourne DJs, Soju Gang & Swerve Lead Fundraiser Livestream, Spinning in Solidarity, For Indigenous Justice

Melbourne DJs, including Soju Gang and Swerv, are hosting a livestream via Twitch to raise money for grassroots Indigenous causes on Monday, 8th June. The livestream is called Spinning in Solidarity and will be presented by Soju Gang and Swerv.

They’re aiming to raise $20,000 via GoFundMe. The funds from Spinning in Solidarity will be directed to the Joyce Carter memorial fund, as well as Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, Justice for David Dungay Jr. fund, and an emergency fundraiser supporting the family of Aunty Tanya Day.

Sharing the event via Instagram, Soju Gang said, “As we watch from afar the continued killing of the black community in the US, we mourn and seek justice for lives taken at the hands of those sworn to serve and protect. Yet at the same time, a dark reality is revealed, this is not an American issue – we do not sit on a higher moral ground as a country.

“Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait community face the same violence – and for too long we have ignored them. Their deaths go unnoticed and their fight for justice is swept aside. It’s time we stand up for our blak community here at home.”

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Australians will also protest across the country this weekend, in solidarity with protests in the United States and calling for change on our own soil, centring around Australia’s own history of violence against Black and First Nations people. You can find a list of major protests around the country here.

 

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As a form of solidarity some dj friends from Melbournes music scene will be putting on a live twitch event to raise funds to support the Indigenous community impacted by the violence of police and the justice system it serves. Please click the link in my bio for the Facebook event. MONDAY 2:30pm – 9pm www.twitch.tv/badmonswerv All proceeds go to Indigenous grassroots organisations ~~~ As we watch from afar the continued killing of the black community in the US, we mourn and seek justice for lives taken at the hands of those sworn to serve and protect. Yet at the same time a dark reality is revealed, this is not an American issue – we do not sit on a higher moral ground as a country. Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait community face the same violence – and for too long we have ignored them. Their deaths go unnoticed and their fight for justice is swept aside. It’s time we stand up for our blak community here at home. We stand in solidarity with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait community of the land of which we live; and plan to use this time to do our part in seeking justice for the violence continuously faced by our police, and its government. #blaklivesmatter

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Spinning in Solidarity Livestream

To support and raise funds for Indigenous communities and grassroots organisations

2:30pm – 9pm Monday, 8th June
Via Twitch
Donate here

Spinning in Solidarity Lineup

Soju Gang
Swerv
DJ PGZ
Jade Zoe
Koda
Jay Dean
Stevzar
Karia
JPS
Isaiah Morris


Music Feeds stands in solidarity with those working tirelessly to demand change, justice and an end to systematic racism and police brutality. Both overseas and here at home. #BlackLivesMatter

Below is a list of places advocating for said change that we hope you can learn more about, and to donate to if you’re able.

Donate to the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT

Donate to the Justice fund for David Dungay Junior, an Indigenous man who died in police custody

Donate to Free Her, a campaign to raise funds for incarcerated Indigenous women jailed for unpaid fines

Sign the Justice For George Floyd petition

Donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund and help post bail for protestors in the US

To learn more about or support the Black Lives Matter movement — head here

To learn more about or support equality & justice for First Nations people here in Australia, you can visit Change The Record or Reconciliation.org.au

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