Alternative Radio (Aust.)
PO Box 780 Morwell
Victoria 3848 Australia
"Media Circus is a gathering of people who create, consume, critique and distribute media content that challenges, questions, expresses and celebrates our culture, our society and the way we live". First held in Melbourne in 1999 the Media Circus events are focused around ways in which the top down approach to main stream media can be broken down and replaced by more representative cultural expressions. "Misrepresenting the Movement" explores the misrepresentations so often apparent in the media. The three speakers explore the modes and effects of the stereotyping of minority groups.
Natasha Cho is an Australian born Chinese writer, editor and zine maker. She is also the founder of the Yellow Kitties a social and support group for Asian lesbians.
David Nguyen is the writer and producer of the Dragon's Lair, the first play to explore young Vietnamese people and the heroin culture. He is also a radio producer and is the harm minimisation coordinator with VIVAIDS.
Lisa Bellear is an indigenous poet, writer and activist. She presents the weekly Not Another Koori Show on Melbourne's dissident community radio station 3CR 855AM.
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