This Friday afternoon video describes the work around Didgeri which began as a regular opportunity for Aboriginal men and young men to learn to play the didgeridoo, yet grew into a local collective initiative to help give voice in support of men who had experienced sexual abuse in their youth.
This video describes how Didgeri became involved in the No More Campaign and what has been made possible among participants of Didgeri as a result of their involvement in such a collective action initiative.
Anthony Newcastle is the owner and principle facilitator of Natjul Indigenous Performing Arts, an Aboriginal owned and managed facilitation company that uses Theatre for Change as an engagement method incorporating theatre, drama and story-telling elements to Engage, Explore and Express around the challenges in our lives.
An Aboriginal man originally from the Northern Territory, Anthony has lived in five states and worked with Aboriginal groups or communities in regional, urban and remote Australia.
Anthony has a background in community development strongly influenced by two experiential learning visits to India as part of Community Aid Abroad exchange tours.
A didgeridoo player, actor, playwright and cross-cultural awareness programme facilitator, Anthony has worked with government, the community and corporate sectors to develop and deliver cultural competency training and team building.
Having graduated from the Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work, Anthony is an accredited counsellor and conflict resolution facilitator who continues to work across community, among families, men and young men.
Anthony’s philosophy when engaging with groups around challenging issues in their lives is “those who have to live with the outcomes should be the ones making the decisions”.