The price they paid: The story of four women wrongfully accused of child sexual abuse and their journey to justice

Julia Readett reviews Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four at the Queer Screen Festival: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four explores the compelling and unbelievable case of four Latina lesbian women who were accused of child sexual abuse. The documentary begins simply with stark shots of the […]

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I’m Still Fucking Here: Radical love, hope and strength in Ms. Major! (2016)

Julia Readett reviews Major! at the Queer Screen Festival: Black lesbian feminist Audre Lorde said, “Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.” Her vision for Black feminism was defined by radical love that is enduring, healing and accommodating of difference and emotion. Black Transwoman activist, Ms. Major Griffin Gracey embodies […]

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Review: Bankstown Diversity Fest

By Eimear McCaighy:   As part of Diversity Fest, the Western Sydney University Bankstown Campus held a small festival on Tuesday 20th September. The festival was a monumental success with the free Halal Snack Pack easily being the hit of the day. The event included food and music from different cultures and nationalities and stalls […]

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Let’s not forget about mental health, let’s keep the conversation going

By Michael Sabater: Like a solid Snapstreak, let’s keep the conversation going and encourage positive mental health. R U OK? Day is over and the colour and excitement from the event has passed – at least until next year. But that doesn’t mean the conversation has to end. Recognising people who may be struggling and […]

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Ambiguous: poem

By Baman Purewal: Everyone thinks of a lavish life while being scarred So many people around us but we are alone in our hearts Some cry for help behind smiles and laughs While other stay quiet and in the shadows to become faraway stars

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Diversity: The Editorials

Ian Escandor: ‘‘I look to a day when people will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character’’: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963). A beautiful quote but often misconstrued as advocating for ‘colour-blindness’. Those who purport this notion of colour-blindness believe they can do good by ignoring […]

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W’SUP Saved: Reflecting on a Protester’s Experience

By Nicole Gismondo: It was mid-June and we’d just got an email from the staff at student representation that the university was not renewing our publications officer’s contract. No prior warning given, we didn’t even know it was up for review. What do you do in that circumstance? It was holidays so it wasn’t like […]

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Around the Campus Clubs

By Nicole Gismondo: The clubs scene at our university is still fairly early in its development. We take a look around the campus to find out what the scene is like on your campus. You can find all clubs on OrgSync – the University’s official platform Hawkesbury (13 clubs) – Hawkesbury and Community (HAC) Rugby: The […]

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Resistance Q&A

By Ian Escandor, Campus Organiser, WSU Resistance Club: When was the Resistance Club established? The Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance Club has been active on WSU/UWS since the late 90s. Members of the Resistance Club were directly involved in the various notable demonstrations such as the Pauline Hanson High School walk-outs in 1996, the Books Not Bombs […]

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Q&A with Michael Flack of Bankstown Writers’ Club

By Ian Escandor: What is the history behind the club? The club was originally started at the Bankstown campus where I was going to start my Diploma in Arts. The idea behind starting a Writers’ Club was generated from random conversations I had with fellow students, those who expressed an interest in writing across a range […]

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