Let’s Talk…Black Politics with Ben Abbatangelo

This week on Let’s Talk…Black Politics, Chelsea & David reflect on the power, possibility and politics of Blak refusal. They are joined in the studio by Ben Abbatangelo: a Gunaikurnai man, freelance writer & storyteller, virtuoso executive leader & former professional cricket player.

In this episode, they think together about the often under-estimated power of refusal: of stepping back, signing off, and pulling up stumps. They reflect on the moments of joy and power that come from refusing to keep participating in and propping up political structures that do real violence to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: from the sports field to the stadium, from the inquest to the interview panel.

This is an unmissable conversation from people who know firsthand what it means to refuse the conditions of the colony, no matter the stakes.