Moonee Ponds (Melbourne): Husk Collective

Statement from Husk Collective, active since August 2017.

We acknowledge that we are occupying land rightfully belonging to the Wurundjeri-willam of the Woiwurrung language and belief group. we pay respects to Elders past and present and would like to express gratitude for the knowledge that has been shared with us. this land is stolen. sovereignty never ceded.
We continue to benefit from colonisation and genocide which are ongoing to this day. we also acknowledge the combined effects of colonisation, racism, patriarchy and the western binary gender system.
We take our lead from the struggles and resistance of Koorie people and invite everyone to join us to work towards undermining colonisation through learning, listening and contributing to the resistance.

We are husk (housing unicorns & solidarity kittens), a noncismen people’s house project. we use empty buildings to provide housing and to create a welcoming social space for noncismen, because unused property is a waste, an injustice and an ongoing tool of dispossession. we are taking the first steps towards ensuring that we respect the true authority of the land we occupy, with the goal of participating in a small way towards the decolonisation project.

We strive to create a space that is safer for noncismen. we are committed to supporting and listening to survivors of all kinds of violence and to continually transform our community through harm minimization and prevention.
We aim to empower our community through learning, teaching and skill sharing.
We are working towards improving ourselves and creating a world free from capitalism, patriarchy, queerphobia, transphobia, whorephobia, racism, colonialism, borders, prisons and hierarchies.

We want to assure everyone that husk will never question anyone’s gender and that people will not be turned away based on the way anyone else perceives their gender presentation or identity.

Husk Collective
Moonee Ponds
VIC 3039, Australia
huskcollective [at] protonmail [dot] com
https://huskcollective.wordpress.com/
https://radar.squat.net/en/melbourne/husk-melbourne