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Growing Up in the Age of Fake News
Presented by VICE Australia

Thu 25 Jan, 6.30pm–7.30pm
NGV International
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
Ground Level

Free entry
Booked out

As the reliability of information provided by traditional news outlets is more rigorously scrutinised, we are forced to question what is real and what is not. What impact is fake news having on the way young people see and understand the world around them?

This is an Auslan interpreted program.

HOST

Kat Gillespie has worked as a staff writer and editor at VICE Australia since 2015. She’s also a freelance arts critic and former poetry editor at Melbourne-based youth literary journal Voiceworks.

PANELLISTS

Shaad D’Souza is a freelance writer and critic from Melbourne. He has written on music, art, fashion and television for publications including Billboard, Pitchfork, The Guardian, and Noisey. Shaad is also the Social Media Coordinator at The Push and Executive Producer of BalconyTV Melbourne. He is currently completing an arts degree with a double major in Gender Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne.

Madison Griffiths is a freelance writer, artist and poet whose work has been published in VICE, SBS, Daily Life, Overland, PEDESTRIAN.TV, Catalogue Magazine, Broadsheet, Catapult and Going Down Swinging, amongst others. Her work revolves predominantly around issues concerning women, mental illness, and race. When not tucked behind a computer screen, she performs spoken-word performances throughout Melbourne.

Mahmood Fazal is a writer who’s trying to understand larrikinism. His life as an Afghan migrant, outlaw biker and psychology graduate challenges our dogmas of life on the underside. Mahmood’s column for VICE, Inside Outsider, ranges from sake-fuelled nights with the Yakuza, the cultural significance of Zyzz, immigrants who are lured by Islamic extremism and prisoners offering survival tips.

Jonno Revanche is a writer, cultural critic and multidisciplinary artist that is interested in belonging, marginal and regional queerness, the poles of truth and dishonesty, disappearing sociopolitical movements and the disquieting phenomena of the everyday. The ethic of their work can be summarised as “being on one side and longingly looking across the distance to see what lies on the other side like you would in a B-grade movie.” In the past, they’ve written for publications like The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Teen Vogue, Krass Journal and Cordite Poetry Journal.

Supported by program patrons Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO.