I'm Not Racist, But...
I’m Not Racist, But … Reconciliation NSW’s signature anti-racism event, uses humour & art to open a discussion about racism in Australia through the personal reflections of both emerging and established stand-ups, comedy writers, musicians and slam poets.
Funny, sometimes controversial, and always enlightening, I’m Not Racist, But … entertains and challenges audiences to reflect on their own behaviours and perceptions.
This popular event from Reconciliation NSW has regularly been presented in partnership with the creative community, and various Sydney venues. Its always a fun night out where participants are informed, entertained and challenged. Talented Australian performers use humour, satire, music and conversation to breakthrough barriers and speak the truth about colour-blindness, white-privilege and race relation in Australia
Previous I’m Not Racist But… (INRB) Events:
2022 INRB – Irreverent comedy by Dane Simpson, Leon Filewood & Tina A. Zaman, drag queen bingo and a gameshow with our fabulous MC Ms Tyra Bankstown, plus great music with DJ Dimulji was part of Vivid Festival Sydney, held at the Great Hall, UTS.
2019 INRB – Luke Carroll, David Woodhead, Steph Tisdell, Dane Simpson and Sukhjit Kahlsa and Slam Poets Nieshanka Nathakrishnakumar, Lesh Satchithananda, Aishah Ali and Daiane Moret delivered a fantastic comedy and poetry event at the Giant Dwarf in Redfern.
2016 INRB – MC Yatu Widders Hunt hosted a conversation with Jakelin Troy, Luka Lesson, Abdul Abdullah and Alex McKinnon at the Giant Dwarf Theatre. You can read an adapted version of Professor Jakelin Troy’s speech, “Why Every Aussie Should Learn To Speak An Indigenous Australian Language”, on Junkee.com
2015 INRB – Nakkiah Lui’s talk, “It’s Not Racism That Australia Needs To Get Rid Of; It’s The Privilege Of Whiteness”.
2014 INRB – Host Tom Tilley welcomed special guests for a conversation: comedian Ronny Chieng, Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, Co-Chair of the National Congress for Australia’s First Peoples Kirstie Parker and John Safran . View the highlights here.
2013 INRB – An interactive forum was held at the Sydney Seymour Centre with Jeff Lemon, Tasnim Saeid, Joelistics, Yatu Widders Hunt, Alex Dyson, Radical Son.
2012 INRB – An interactive forum was held at the Seymour Centre with Helen Szoke, Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner, Benson Saulo, Nazeem Hussain, Steve Cannane, Jennifer Wong, with performance by Ngaratya.