Let’s Talk – Politics with Larissa Baldwin

This week on Let’s Talk…Black Politics, Chelsea & David catch up with Widjabul Bundjalung woman Larissa Baldwin to talk about the politics of Black community organising. Larissa has worked across a number of community organisations across the country, primarily focussed on climate justice and its intersection with land rights and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Larissa was the National Co-Director for Seed, the Indigenous Youth Climate Network, and has worked as a Director of the First Nations Justice campaign at Get Up, as well as sitting on the Steering Committee for Passing the Message Stick, a project that aimed to work towards strategies for building community support for Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty. 

Larissa is a staunch front line campaigner working with communities across the country facing the destructive impacts of colonialism: from climate disasters to police brutality. She comes from a family with a strong history of standing up for Aboriginal rights, and believes in seeking change through self-determination and grassroots leadership.

In this episode, Chelsea, David & Larissa talk about the critical and often undervalued work of community organisers in building a critical Black consciousness in this country. From leading protest marches, to writing expert reports, to organising grassroots community campaigns: these staunch strategists show us how to build the tools of collective struggle and strategy wherever we are.