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Five Antidote speakers you need to check out before their debut at the Sydney Opera House's new festival.

Antidote is the Sydney Opera House's new festival of ideas, art and action showcasing the artists, thinkers and doers who have spearheaded change in a time of uncertainty. On the 2nd and 3rd of September, Antidote will provide an opportunity for audiences to hear and engage with those on the frontline. Don't know where to start? Here are a few of our picks to get you going.

 

Tamika D. Mallory

Tamika was one of thousands of women who joined the march on Washington D.C. earlier this year. Watch her chat on The Breakfast Club alongside Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour on protests and why they still matter today.

 

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

MuslimGirl.net was founded “with a $9 domain registration” when Amani was just 17. It now has a roster of over 50 editors and writers. As part of Teen Vogue’s #AskAMuslimGirl series, she talked about what it means to express herself wearing the hijab.

 

Julie McCrossin

A popular broadcaster herself after a long stint with ABC RN’s Life Matters, Julie has made multiple appearances on the ABC’s Q&A - she is a notable '78er and LGBT activist. In 2016, her and a panel of diverse Christian leaders came together to discuss issues as broad as Indigenous justice to the nature of war.

 

Uncle Jack Charles & Archie Roach

Archie Roach and Uncle Jack Charles have had a long, rich history of working together. Here’s the music video Archie and Uncle Jack made together for Archie’s ballad ‘Song to Sing’.

 

Janet Mock

When Redefining Realness came out in 2013 and raced up the New York Times Bestseller list, Janet released a series of videos to talk face-to-face with the world about her memoir. Here’s Janet talking about pop culture and how someone like Aaliyah was a vital part of her life.

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