Following Invasion Day, join us for a Solidarity Session where we discuss the links between Australia and Gaza in the face of ongoing colonialism. 

In the wake of Invasion Day in Australia, and as the ongoing invasion of Gaza by Israel reaches over 100 days, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is holding a First Peoples’ Solidarity Session to open up a critical dialogue about the characteristics and tactics that underpin colonialism. 

This session will be led by Jacob Birch, an academic, Churchill Fellow, and inaugural John Reid GrAiNZ Fellow passionate about re-awakening, and bringing into a modern context, the native grain foodways that sustained his Gamilaraay ancestors for thousands of generations. During this session, Jacob will lead a discussion around:

  • The history of colonialism in Australia
  • How current and historical colonialism in Australia mirrors current events in Gaza
  • Dispossession and land ownership  
  • What we can do to decolonise our thinking and actions at a grassroots level to trigger wider systemic transformations.

AFSA invites First Peoples and migrants who have been impacted by colonisation to come along to this session and be part of the discussion. Non-indigenous people are also invited to join this session to listen and learn about decolonial work. As such, we flag that First Peoples’ voices will be prioritised in the open discussion, so please ensure any First Peoples present have a chance to speak before taking part in the conversation. 

Event details:

  • Date: Wednesday 7 February
  • Time: 6.30-7.30pm (AEDT)
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Cost: Free 

As always, this session is open to anyone and everyone interested in food sovereignty and agroecology. However, we extend a special invitation to Indigenous Peoples in Australia and around the world to attend this session. 

For anyone interested in this event, please share this invitation widely with your networks. 

If you have any questions about this Solidarity Session please email us ( 


Published On: 31 January, 2024Categories: Events, News