NSW Reconciliation Council & Sydney Ideas present

I’m Not Racist, But…

25 May

I’m Not Racist, But… is an interactive forum that aims to generate an open discussion around racism in Australia, through the personal reflections and perspectives of four diverse and creative Australians.

The evening hosted by Alex Dyson, will include a performance by Radical Son, and will feature:

Joelistics, MC, producer and hip hop music artist
Yatu Widders Hunt, writer and eco fashionista
Geoff Lemon, writer and editor of Going Down Swinging
Tasnium Saeid, solicitor and community activist, Y-Factor radio show host

Each speaker will take the floor for a 10 minute ‘lighting talk’, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with the audience.

I’m Not Racist, But… entices its audience to speak openly and think critically about racism in Australia.

Hang back after the show to have a chat with the speakers in the Box Office Foyer. Tickets include one free beer/wine/soft drink.



Geoff Lemon

Geoff Lemon

Geoff Lemon runs outspoken political and social commentary website Heathen Scripture, and edits the long-running literary anthology Going Down Swinging. He’s variously a satirist, sports writer, spoken word performer and festival director.

Tasnim Saeid

Tasnim Saeid

Tasnim Saeid is a solicitor and community activist. She is a host of The Y Factor Radio Show, has worked with local grassroots community organisations on a range of educational, recreational and advocacy projects, is passionate about social justice issues, and currently assists in a project involving detainees at Villawood detention centre.



Joelistics is a producer and music artist drawn to hip hop for its outspoken politics and ad hoc sonica cannibalism. He is a founding member of TZU, and a well known solo artist, with a sound grounded in the boom bap of hip hop whilst keenly revisiting his love of beat poetry, shoe grazer electronica and folk.

Yatu Widders

Yatu Widders Hunt

Yatu Widders Hunt is a communications consultant and eco style writer from Sydney. Inspired by social justice, environmental issues and fashion writing, she regularly blogs for Peppermint Magazine, US based conscious culture website EcoSalon and is a monthly guest on the ABC Radio Show, Speaking Out.

Alex Dyson - MC

Alex Dyson

Hailing from Warrnambool, Victoria, Alex has been hosting the triple j breakfast show since 2010 and has only enjoyed eating olives since late 2012.

Radical Son (performing)


Soul singer, rapper and spoken word artist with Indigenous heritage from the Kamilaroi nation of Australia and the South Pacific nation of Tonga.